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Window Replacement Questions

By March 28, 2022No Comments

When you are thinking about getting replacement windows in Draper, UT, it could very well be something you haven’t done before. Most homeowners only have to replace the windows in their homes once in their lifetime. And most haven’t gone through the process in the past. That means when the time comes for you to get new windows, you are going to have a lot of questions. That’s a good thing and the professionals should be completely open with their answers until you are satisfied, confident, and ready to move forward.

Will The Windows Keep Air Leaks At Bay?

If you can feel air moving through your windows when you hold your hand up to it, that’s not a good sign. That means that the outside air is coming in and the inside air can easily go out, too. You have an air leak and the last thing you want to do is have that continue when you get new windows. The good news is that any new window you get should keep air leaks at bay. However, you want to make sure you get something efficient to make the most of the project. And, you are going to need proper, professional installation in order to ensure you can avoid air leaks.

Will Pests Get In?

If you have ever had insects take over your home, you know it’s not much fun to get rid of such pests. You are going to want to make sure that any windows you get can’t let that happen again. Asking about pests will give you the information you need to reassure you that they will no longer be coming in through the windows. If they still come in, they’ve found another way and you need a different solution.

How Should I Clean Them?

You can clean the glass on windows in much the same way, no matter what the windows are like. But the way you do it can vary. If you have double hung windows, for example, you can tilt them into the house and clean the exterior from the interior of the home. Casement windows, on the other hand, have to be cleaned outside. The material on the frames can also help you determine how you are going to clean the windows. Getting advice for that upfront can help you in the future.

How Long Will The Windows Work Well?

The answer to that should be decades, but the exact number can vary depending on the materials you use and their quality. You might want to ask about the window’s warranties as well, which can help you to feel covered in the future if something were to break down.

How Efficient Are These Options?

Efficiency is a goal for most homeowners and replacement windows in Draper, UT varies in that way based on their ratings labels. The professionals at HomeStar Windows & Doors can help you to read those labels and learn what they mean so you are able to compare them to one another and decide what you need for your home.