Are you looking to replace your windows? Chances are you’ve talked about it with your friends and family and have been given a whole slew of information on where to go, what to do and how to do it.
We’re here to set the record straight.
Read on to find out the truth about common window installation myths:
Myth: Changing my windows will cost more money than it will save
Fact: While it may seem like a cheaper option to repair older windows, in the long run you’ll save yourself money on your energy bill by replacing your windows with new ones.
If you have single-pane windows, replacing them with Energy-Star approved windows could help you reduce your home’s energy costs by up to 12%. Who wants to continually pay for repair jobs on old windows, when a replacement can decrease your bills and maybe your stress levels.
Myth:Wood is the best material for windows
Fact: Although wood had historically been the most popular material for windows, there are now lots of other, superior options to wood. As wood tends to expand with moisture and can rot over time replacements using vinyl, aluminum or hybrid options are now designed to be water-resistant, reliable and long-lasting. Bonus – using one of these newer materials doesn’t require nearly as much regular maintenance like wood windows would.
Myth: I can’t replace my windows in the winter
Fact: Although this may seem like the truth, that’s not the case. When your windows are being replaced, the team installing them will typically take one window out at a time. This means the installation can happen at any time of the year (yes, even in the worst of Canadian winters).
The window installation team you choose should take every precaution to ensure the inside of your home stays dry and comfortable during the entire replacement process. At Marlboro, with over 30 years in experience of custom, reliable window installation, we’re the team you need. Visit our website here for more information
Myth: Window installation isn’t brain surgery – I can do it myself!
Fact: It seems as if this myth could be a money saver, but in reality,it doesn’t matter how handy you are, there are just some things that should be left to the professionals. A certain skill-set and expertise is required to replace windows properly, and if attempted to be done without that expertise it could cause a whole new set of problems. Replacing one inefficient window with another is simply a waste of your time and money.
Professionals know which type of material is right for your home, which model is the best for your energy efficiency needs and how to spot other signs of trouble during the process. Window installation isn’t rocket science, but it also isn’t your average DIY project either. Hiring a professional could save you costly, time consuming mistakes.
Any home improvement project involves a lot of information at once, and it can be hard to keep track of what information is going to help you or hurt you. At Marlboro Windows, we offer multiple options for your home! Better yet, all of our windows are custom made! If you’re looking to replace the windows and doors in your home, choose a reliable company that you can trust—choose Marlboro!
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Marlboro has been making quality windows and doors for more than 35 years.
Located in Ottawa, Canada, our modern 40,000-square-foot manufacturing plant produces a full range of competitively priced custom-built vinyl, aluminum, hybrid windows and doors that will enhance the look of any home.
A family-owned business now in its third generation, Marlboro’s commitment is to provide exceptional customer service and to make windows and doors that meet the highest standards of quality, design, durability and energy efficiency.
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