It is going to be a close call, but it looks like even the window company will be able to complete their part of the house renovation project before the Fourth of July family gathering. When you first agreed to host the annual summer family reunion at your house, it never crossed your mind that the window installation would not be completed before the company arrived. After nearly six inches of rain during the second week of June, however, the roofing contractors fell behind and it was difficult to find either a residential window installation company, or a commercial window replacement team, for that matter. Finding the right people for the job was a combination of both budgeting and scheduling. And while the initial contractors were still honoring their bid, there was some initial doubt as to whether or not the project would be completed in time for the guests.
Doing what you do best, however, you found yourself on the phone with commercial window replacement teams and both the original residential contractor and other companies as well. Once the original contractor realized that you really were willing to start all over with the installation contract, they finally found time in their schedule to complete your job. It would require a couple of late evenings of work, but you were willing to give up some family time to make sure that you were able to have the whole house ready for the reunion.
Professional Window Installation Is Well Worth the Investment
Although there are many tasks around the house that some home owners feel like they can take care of themselves, window installation is not one of them. Adding value to your home with the latest energy efficient windows, in fact, actually helps property owners recover some of their initial expenses.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the window installation industry and the impact that it has on the nation’s economy:
- Depending on the material, when windows are high quality and properly maintained they can last 20 years or longer.
- 66% of homeowners are planning on renovating, according to a recent survey.
- Windows that let air escape and are drafty can increase a property’s energy bills by 10% to 25%.
- When compared to single-paned models, dual-paned windows are about two times as effective at retaining heat and air conditioning.
- Replacing a window costs an average of $300 to $700 a window.
- Homeowners who replace their windows can get back 80% of their investment, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Whether you are looking at residential or commercial window replacement, it is important to make sure that you spend your time investigating the local companies that provide these services.