4 Window Replacement Project Must-Dos

4 Window Replacement Project Must-Dos

November 10, 2017

A successful window replacement project requires significant amounts of planning, time, and resources. It goes without saying that the results will be worthwhile, given its benefits like improved interior and exterior aesthetics, increased indoor lighting, and better energy efficiency.

Window Replacement Project

Before you commit to buying replacement windows, here are some must-dos you should have on your list:

  1. Know your goals – It helps to have a clear plan of what you want with your replacement windows. It will serve as your guidepost, keep it on track, and help you make informed decisions, especially in situations in which time is a factor. The outcome will depend on your goals; for example, if your goal is a restoration project, then your focus should be finding replacement windows that look as close to the original as possible. On the other hand, if your goal is a makeover-type remodeling project, then your planning should include considering other window styles and options.

  2. Prepare your budget – Committing to a window replacement project with only a vague idea of the project is risky and could result in making compromises along the way. Worse, you could end up with an unfinished project. Asking friends, colleagues, and family members who have recently completed a similar project should give you an estimate, then add 10% to 20% extra for incidentals and unexpected expenses. You should know that there are several ways to finance a project other than loans or saving up, such as our flexible financing options through our GreenSky® credit program.

  3. Take the time to research your window options – Look into different window styles, colors, and finishes if your project allows it. For instance, while a double hung window is always a good choice, a particular room could benefit from a different window style, like a bay window. This is why Renewal by Andersen replacement windows are built to size so you can explore options without worrying if they will fit. Nor will you have to worry about performance or energy efficiency, thanks to our exclusive Fibrex® material frames and High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass.

  4. Hire a reputable contractor – Once you have your project planned out, you need a reputable local contractor to bring it to life. In addition to being conveniently within reach, local contractors are familiar with local building codes and are more likely to have the proper license and insurance, both of which are essential for a successful project.

To know more about our replacement window options and window styles, including picture windows, call Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee today at (262) 522-3034 or at our toll-free number (877) 977-3639. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule your free in-home consultation. We serve Waukesha and nearby areas in Wisconsin.


Hear From Our Customers

Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

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