These problems warrant the need to replace your windows, not only for aesthetics, but for safety and energy-saving reasons. Windows built before 1978 can contain lead, so it is best to have them replaced if you’re not sure for health concerns. Warped frames can not only make it difficult to open your window, but condensation may for that leaves unsightly marks visible to neighbors and buyers who may be in the market for your home (if you’re selling).
Sometimes you might not even realize a benefit of having better windows and that’s silence! Have you ever upgraded cars and didn’t hear the pavement grumbling beneath you? That’s how it is to have new windows. If you are near a busy road, where children play, or if your neighbor started a band – you might relish in the newfound quiet atmosphere.
Broken windows are a no-brainer to fix, but these other reasons are crucial when you can no longer caulk, cover or remedy the situation. Whether you need to replace just the glass, or the whole window, Handyman House Techs can support your needs with the right tools and contractors for the job. What you need to determine is what type of windows you’ll need and what your budget is.
Actual window shopping can be fun with options to have internal blinds, window tint that automatically adjusts to the outside sunlight, and the addition of virtual and smart windows. (the new technology can be pricey!) However, if you’re in the market for traditional windows, consider the following types: Wood double-hung, vinyl double-hung, fiberglass double-hung, wood casement, or vinyl casement. Standard sizes are easy to shop for, but we are happy to help with a free estimate if you need custom windows for a special place or project.
If you’re wanting the ultimate in energy efficiency, consider low-e (low-emissivity) glass to limit the amount of ultraviolet and infrared light that enters your structure. To keep the temperature consistent inside, your interior temperatures are reflected back inside with the help of a thin coating that deflects heat and is also transparent. Hard-coat low-e glass is best for colder climates, and soft-coat is better for warmer regions. In some parts of the nation, a tax deduction is available for homes who improve their carbon footprint by installing these types of upgrades to your home or business.
Replacing insulated or gas-filled glass is a custom job, but can be discussed with our staff to make sure you get the best option for the price. Our consultations are free and we can visit your home in Mobile or Baldwin Counties, if necessary.
If you simply want the wood, aluminum, or vinyl strips between your windows replaced, talked to us about muntin and mullion work. Rainwater, humidity and intense heat can alter its appearance and an update can refresh the look of any room!
To minimize any disruption to your home or office, we can schedule an appointment to come out and create a plan and schedule, prep the area affected and efficiently install your new fixtures with quality and professional craftsmanship. We will make sure you know how to care for and operate your new additions and discuss what to do if you have any issues while they are under warranty.