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Be Prepared for Your Window Replacement Appointment

May 20, 2015

Replacing your windows is an investment; that is why home owners must educate themselves about this topic prior to signing a contract. The more you know, the more knowledgeable an investment you will make. Let’s take a look at the most important things a customer should know prior to his window replacement appointment.

Who needs window replacement?

If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions you might need window replacement:

  • Your energy bills are very high and you suspect that the windows are not properly sealed.
  • You don’t like how the current windows look on your house and you want to improve the appearance of your home, both interior and curb appeal.
  • The windows don’t operate easily, cannot be opened or are broken in any other way.

Window installers are necessary

Replacing windows is best left to the professionals. Most people lack the knowledge, tools and skills to do this job successfully, not to mention that it would take you a lot more time. You might think you are saving money now, but you are likely to spend money in the future due to improper installation. At Alma Windows and Doors, our professional and skilled installers get the job done right, every time. Contact us to learn more about the installation process!

Stay away from unreliable companies

Companies that just want to take your money will do everything for that purpose. They take advantage of customers by rushing them into making a decision right away to avoid answering many questions. You might end up paying a lot of money for a type of window replacement that you don’t even need. It is recommended to take the time to think about what questions you want to ask. The company should be able to answer all of them without hesitation. We encourage customers to contact us with any questions they may have – we will take the time to answer your inquiries and make necessary suggestions.

Is full replacement really necessary?

A full frame installation consists in replacing all the window parts down to the construction frame and it is a costly operation. While it is true that full frame installation allows the installers to check the construction frame for mold, moisture and damages, it is not necessary for houses that show no sign of deterioration. Some houses just need retrofit installation; this consists of replacing only the glass and frame. With full replacement, the brickmoulds, jambs and trim are changed too.

There are many people who turn directly to full window replacement without knowing if that is truly necessary. The main reason why they do this is having high energy costs due to bad window seals. However, the failed pane of glass is relatively easy to repair or replace and the costs are significantly lower. So, prior to asking for a specific type of window replacement a homeowner needs a professional evaluation of the situation.

Beware of companies that jump directly to full replacement without giving you sound reasons why this is necessary. Ask for several opinions before signing a contract.


Many customers want to preserve the elegant look of their house by installing wood windows instead of vinyl windows. However, vinyl has more advantages such as minimal energy loss, no need for painting or sealing, and a lower price. We would love to explain more about the benefits of vinyl windows – simply give us a call!

Contact Alma Windows & Doors if you are looking for professional and reliable window installers at affordable prices. We offer free in-home estimates within 24 hours!

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