What Do We Mean by Cost-effective Window Replacement?December 29, 2014
While browsing the Internet for new replacement windows in Albany NY, you’ll probably encounter the term “cost-effective window replacement” a lot. But what does the term really mean, and what’s in it for you if you decide to invest in window replacement? Huff ‘N Puff, the exclusive Renewal by Andersen dealer in the Hudson Valley and Capital Region, explains:
When you invest in replacement windows, you shouldn’t just pick the least expensive option available on the market today. The price will, of course, be a significant factor in determining whether or not a replacement window will be cost-effective; and this includes the initial cost, which is the price of the window itself and the installment cost. But on top of the price, you should also evaluate the replacement window’s worth in terms of all the costs associated with owning and operating that particular window; including:
Energy-efficient windows can help in reducing your energy bills, therefore reducing your monthly energy costs. This should be a significant factor in choosing cost-effective replacement windows in Albany.
Maintenance & Cleaning
Regular maintenance and cleaning is a must if you want your window to last longer and function properly. In fact, window experts suggest doing regular checkups, repairs (if necessary), and cleaning at least twice a year. Keep in mind though, that doing so, especially if your windows are old and need to be repaired often, may mean additional costs and work for you.
Deciding to go with a cheaper window will likely mean having to compromise a few things, such as longevity, for instance. Cheaper windows may need to be replaced every decade or so. In comparison, high-quality windows can last around twenty- to twenty-five years or more. This means that your “cheaper” windows will actually cost you more over the long run. In contrast, Renewal by Andersen replacement windows, for instance, are built with Fibrex® frames, which don’t rot, mold, crack, or, warp, and can withstand extreme heat and cold. This means Renewal by Andersen windows can last decades longer than ordinary windows.
So what does “cost-effective replacement window” really mean? It means that you’re looking to invest in new windows with a lifespan and effectiveness that’ll be a lot more than your money’s worth. If you have questions about Renewal by Andersen products, call Huff ‘N Puff today and we’ll gladly provide you with all the information you need.