One of the major obstacles to getting the best replacement windows for your home is the prevalence of remodeling myths that lead to wrong decisions. While the Internet is a vast information resource, not all of what you find are reliable, and believing in myths could prevent you from getting the best value from your remodeling project. Renewal by Andersen® of Omaha and Lincoln would like to set the record straight by debunking some of the following replacement window myths.
MYTH: DIY Window Replacement Saves You Money
FACT: This myth likely stems from the perception that off-the-shelf replacement window units are cheaper. While that may be true strictly on the per-unit, upfront cost, consider that you may have to spend more to modify your window openings just to accommodate these windows. Then you may need to pay more to hire installers if you can’t install them yourself. Also, there will likely be no applicable workmanship warranty, so you will have to pay to hire professionals to fix problems caused by installation errors.
By hiring a window contractor who takes care of the entire start-to-finish process, you can actually save money in the long run. Our transferable limited warranty also includes a two-year workmanship coverage. And if the upfront cost is a problem, we offer flexible financing options to get your window replacement started as soon as possible.
MYTH: All Kinds Of Remodeling Add Value
FACT: Not all remodeling projects add value to a home. When choosing remodeling projects for value, always consider whether the project will add long-term benefits to the house. Even if you’re not planning on selling your home, you can enjoy the added benefits for a long time. Additions like replacement windows add significant value to a home because of its energy efficiency benefits, in addition to the aesthetic improvements they bring.
MYTH: The Lowest Bid is Always Best
FACT: A rule of thumb when buying replacement windows – and in all remodeling projects – is that you never make your decision based on the quoted price alone. Unscrupulous contractors will give an impossibly low price, only to cut corners that you won’t know about later on. When evaluating contractors, make the effort to research their quality of work, their warranty coverage, and whether or not they have the history of cutting corners to fit the budget.
At Renewal by Andersen of Omaha and Lincoln, we are proud to own the entire window replacement process, and will only provide the most straightforward and transparent services. Call us today at (402) 513-2828 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve many areas in and near Omaha, NE.