Hiring a reputable and licensed roofing contractor is one way to ensure you’re getting a roofing system that’s perfect for your needs. It’s a properly installed, dependable and long-lasting roof that’s worth every penny of your investment.
The same is true when you hire a reputable window replacement contractor. It’s a quick way to ensure you’re getting good windows that are worth the price and are as good as advertised. But there are other ways to gauge the quality of the windows you’re getting. Here are some of the factors that you should find.
Windows should be easy to operate, especially if they are meant to be there for emergency egress. Day-to-day use of operable windows shouldn’t be a hassle even after years of operation.
While you can get windows that are meant to be painted once they’re installed, if you don’t want that kind of hassle, you are likely to get windows in the color that you already prefer. That said, it’s not enough that they’re the right color. They should also have sturdy colors, which means they don’t require repainting and their color will last as long as the windows themselves.
Your windows are supposed to allow plenty of daylight into your home, but are they energy-efficient, as well? In the summer, your windows might allow sunlight in, but without filtering the UV rays, the sun’s rays can also make your furniture, floor, and carpets fade. And with all that light might also enter plenty of heat. You want the light, but not so much the heat, so you need energy-efficient windows that keep your indoors protected without your air conditioning getting overworked. Ask your contractor about the most energy-efficient windows they have, and ask them to explain how the windows achieve that efficiency.
Your windows should add curb appeal, not take away from it. One look should give you an idea of whether they’d look good on your home. Closer inspection should confirm that too. The installation of beautiful windows should be like roof installation services in that it’s hassle-free and it leads to windows that make your home look better.
You don’t need to be too technically adept to know whether your window material is strong or not. A basic understanding of materials will do. For example, wood is beautiful and sturdy, but if you don’t get wood windows from a reputable manufacturer, you might also run into problems with insects and constant exposure to water. It’s best to talk to your contractor about their products to find out how long you can expect their products to withstand all that punishment.
Get in touch with Creative Construction Group if you need new windows. We can also help you with roofing concerns, including insurance roof claims. Set an appointment here. Or call us today in Crystal Lake: (815) 459-1750, Morton: (309) 363-9668, Wisconsin: (608) 886-8183. We also work with homeowners in other IL areas.