There are numerous reasons why you may need to have one or more windows replaced. However, if you’ve never had a window installed, you may be uncertain about how long the process takes or what you need to do to prepare. Keep reading to learn what to expect from your window installation.
How Long Does It Take to Install a New Window?
Many people are surprised to learn that the installation portion of replacing a window is relatively quick. The average window takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes to install. Of course, if the window being replaced is oversized, like a bay window, or a custom shape, such as the decorative windows often featured in sunrooms, it will take longer.
Windows that are inaccessible from the ground will also be more time-consuming to complete, as the installer will need to move up and down a ladder. When our technician comes out to measure your windows, they will be able to assess the situation and provide you with a time estimate.
What to Expect: Window Installation
First, one of our installation technicians will come to your house and measure the windows being replaced. Getting correct measurements is essential, as it is the only way to ensure that your window installation is completed successfully. Even if you measured them yourself or believe you can eyeball their size, it’s best to let the installer double-check your work.
Ordering the wrong size windows would be costly and prevent your installation from being completed on time. At Sutton’s Window Replacement Services, we know how critical accurate measurements are, so we measure your windows several times to ensure there is no possibility of error.
Ordering the Window Pane
Once the measurements of your windows have been checked and double-checked, the new windows will be ordered. Since the windows installed by Sutton’s Window Replacement Services are custom-designed for your home, it will take anywhere from four to six weeks for the window to be crafted and delivered. A few weeks may seem like a long time when you’re excited to view the world through new windows, but it’s worth waiting when the result is stunning perfectly-fitted windows.
Once your windows have arrived, your installer will schedule an appointment to install them. The technician will begin by removing the old window. Then, they will prepare the frame and install your new window. To help expedite the process, remove any furniture that obstructs the window. It’s also critical to ensure a clear path from the door to the window. Remove floor rugs that could pose a tripping hazard, and confine all pets to another room.
While window installation is a straightforward task, it should be taken seriously because any mistake or accident could damage your new window pane. In addition to glass shards causing physical danger to yourself and the technician, if an accident occurs, you’ll have to begin the process of waiting for a new window all over again.
Benefits of Replacing Your Windows
Increased Home Value
Deciding to upgrade your home can be scary: will the money you invest into sprucing up your living space translate to significant appreciation? Choosing to improve your home’s value by adding windows is one of the more reliable home investment projects to undertake. A Remodeling Cost vs. Value report found that new vinyl windows can bring in over 73% of the cost on resale.
Since windows are a significant financial investment, buyers are often hesitant to purchase a home that needs a total window replacement. Having new windows installed before putting your house on the market will increase your chances of making a profit on the sale of your home.
Improved Energy Efficiency
New windows not only provide a great view; they also make life easier for your air conditioner and furnace. When you have old windows, in the summer, your house absorbs heat through the windows, and in the winter, cold seeps in through the pane.
Unfortunately, new windows can also cause climate issues, since if the seal isn’t tight enough, you’ll experience difficulty maintaining your home’s temperature and waste energy. We offer windows that have multiple air chambers to insulate your house, allowing you to easily stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
If you have a window in your home that sticks and is difficult to open or is painted shut, you likely consider it a nuisance and nothing more. While this window may appear to be merely an inconvenience, it poses a significant risk to your family’s safety.
Windows that don’t open easily can make it impossible to escape in the event of a fire. Any inoperable windows should be repaired or replaced, allowing you to feel peace of mind that if a fire occurred in your home, you would be able to evacuate.
Replacement Window Options
We are proud to offer our customers two lines of high-quality windows. Each type has different benefits and is suited for a particular environment. Both brands offer top-tier products that are unlike anything you would purchase at a home improvement store.
If you think of unattractive and plain designs when you think of vinyl windows, Restoration Windows will change your mind. By offering a 27% bigger viewing area than mainstream window brands, these windows elevate the room’s aesthetic as soon as they’re installed. Created for maximum energy efficiency, Restoration Windows are available in various decorative styles.
Built in the Amish countryside of Ohio, ProVia Windows produces customized energy-efficient windows that come in various woodgrains and colors. In addition, ProVia Windows offers the option to have authentic wood on the inside of your window frame while having vinyl on the outside. This design allows you to enjoy the beauty of wood inside your home while having the vinyl seal your home against the elements.
Whether you’re replacing a window due to damage or because you want to improve your home’s energy efficiency, you’ll want a professional handling the job. When the installation is completed correctly, your windows will last for decades and increase your home’s value. Don’t risk dealing with problems like temperature extremes and pane cloudiness. Contact Sutton’s Window Replacement Services today, and let us handle your window replacement.