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Choosing the right windows

Mistake #1: Choosing The Wrong Type Of Window.

There are many diverse types of windows to choose from for your home. On our website, you’ll find additional information regarding each type of window including a list of benefits that can help you determine whether a certain one is the right choice for you (or not).

One of the most common mistakes homeowners make is purchasing a generic brand for the sake of cost savings.

While off-brand windows may save you a few bucks, they’re also made with cheap materials that lack the durability you need to last over the long-haul. As a result, they break easily and may require replacement sooner than expected. They’re also not as energy efficient, which means you may be spending MORE money in the long run (we’ll touch more on energy savings later in this post).

Mistake #2: Choosing The Same Windows As Before.

While ordering the same type of windows you had before may seem like a sure choice, there are times when it isn’t wise.  It’s likely been several years (if not more) since you last replaced your windows. During that time, new technologies and product lines have emerged that may be much more suitable for your needs.

At the very least, it’s worth considering your options before locking in a decision.

Mistake #3: Neglecting Energy Efficiency.

Replacing your windows is an excellent time to increase the energy efficiency of your home which yields long-term savings. In fact, The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that you’ll save between $126 to $465 a year by replacing single-pane windows in your home.

This is one of many reasons we even offer optional foam insulation for even more energy savings!

Mistake #4: Making Decisions Solely Based On Cost.

While cost is certainly a crucial factor, it’s not the only one to consider. When it comes to replacement windows, you often get what you pay for. The lower the price, the less likely it is the product will hold up. In other words, your short-term savings may end up costing you more when a window breaks and requires replacement much sooner than it should have.

This is where having an expert’s opinion is truly valuable. Rather than spending the least (or the most) on windows, let an expert guide you toward selecting the option that offers the most bang for your buck. That’s what we like to call a win-win! 😉

Mistake #5: Failing To Hire The Right Contractor.

Whenever you take on a home improvement project – especially if you’re replacing windows – you are going to be faced with decisions that need to be made and having the right expert by your side makes all the difference!

Unfortunately, the home improvement industry is loaded with flashy marketing and promises, but just because someone is giving away a free iPad in exchange for your business doesn’t mean they’re necessarily the person for the job.

Instead, you want someone who is knowledgeable, honest, and will thoughtfully listen to your wants/needs. In addition, you also want a company that performs quality work and works with top-of-the-line products, so you have confidence in the materials being used in your home.

Call Sound Pacific for your free estimate.