When it comes to window installation, you need to know that the job is done correctly. If you know how, you can install your new windows yourself. Or, if you are like most people, you may opt to get them professionally installed. But what can you expect from a professional window installation?
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Storm Guard Arrives Prepared
When your Storm Guard installation team arrives, we will come prepared with all the materials needed to deal with any challenges that come up while on the job. We’ll be prepared for variations in your wall materials and thickness, vinyl or wood window casings, changes in the window well from the house settling, or any other structural issues.
Window Installation Process
Our service provider will walk you through the installation plan and answer your questions. Then, we’ll prepare the area with drop cloths to catch any debris as we remove the existing window. We’ll inspect the existing window frame for any necessary repairs. The next step is to clean the window opening and prepare it for the new window. Once the new window is in, the frame will be insulated and sealed and the trim around the window will be replaced. After that, all that’s left is to clean up!
Hiring a professional may cost more than doing the job yourself, but you may find it worthwhile. This is especially true if you end up needing someone experienced with both small and large window repairs, particularly if there was damage you weren’t aware of. Hiring a professional also means you can create a unique look with custom windows. Your window installer will work with you through the design process and make the installation as smooth as possible.
How to Install Windows
If you have decided to do your own window installation, there are a few steps you’ll want to follow to make sure your window remains watertight and doesn’t become drafty:
Figure out which type of window replacement you’re doing: full frame replacement or a pocket replacement. A pocket replacement keeps the old frame and puts in a smaller window that fits within the frame. A full replacement is trickier and requires you to remove both the interior and exterior trims as well as the ext
Measure for your replacement window. Measure the height on the right, left and middle of the window and the width and the top, middle and bottom. When ordering your windows, use the smallest height and width measurements. Double-check that the windows fit before you start installing.
Remove your old window. Please be aware that homes built before 1978 may have lead paint, and plan accordingly. First, remove your storm window or screen. It may lift out or need to be unscrewed. Next, score the window edge and then use a pry bar or putty knife to remove the frame. If your window is older, you may h
The next step is to install the new window, which has several steps of its own. First, clean the window opening of all debris. Anything left can cause gaps and drafts. Apply flashing tape to the sill and up the bottom ledge of the interior side of the window. Check the sill for bowing and to make sure it’s level. Dr
Window Installation Cost
The cost of your window installation will depend on how many windows you are replacing, the type of windows and frames installed, and where the windows are located. Second and third story windows are more expensive due to accessibility. An individual window can cost on average between $85 and $2500, with installation ranging from $250 to $800. There are several different types of windows and each one ranges in prices. You can learn more about window types here.
The type of frame your new window has will also affect the final cost. Vinyl frames are the most common and the least expensive, with a cost ranging from $250 to $600. You can also get wood, fiberglass, aluminum, or composite frames. These all typically range between $300 and $2,000, but can be hard to estimate due to their price per square foot cost.
And then there are multiple options with the number of panes your window has. You can get double- or triple-pane windows to help with insulation. Depending on which one you choose, this will also affect cost. While a window with more panes may cost more to install, they will usually save you money on your utility bill. Many are Energy Star certified.
Window Installation Near Me
If you’re ready for new windows and want to call a professional, it’s easy to find a Storm Guard Service Provider near you! You can find your closest franchise by entering your zip code into our locator. Then, a local Storm Guard professional will come out and give you an estimate. We know it can be hard to find someone you trust. No matter your needs, Storm Guard is ready to offer our efficient, high-quality services.
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