Window Replacement Not the End of the World
Robert Greenlee - September 16, 2009
Brought to you by RD Enterprises an Andersen Windows & Doors Authorized Dealer in San Rafael, serving all of
Window replacement need not be a phrase that causes you to entertain thoughts of huri kuri. Replacing windows today
is easier than it has ever been. With so many options available from traditional wood windows, vinyl and aluminum
clad windows to high end protruded fiberglass windows. Any style shape or configuration you can imagine is
available someplace to be sure. If not, it will surely still be doable with custom manufacture always an
There may be any number of reasons that you might need or want to replace a single window, or even an entire house
full of windows. Replacing a single window might be necessary because the sash frame has gotten damaged by any
number of things, a tree branch, a baseball, your daughter learning to drive. And when it occurs you find out that
a repair is just not feasible for any number of reasons. The age of the window, the style from the original
manufacture is no longer available or simply the cost will be too great, and replacing will be a more cost
effective and efficient manner of dealing with the issue.
Replacement of several windows in an area of your home may be to implement a facade change you want to make.
Changing the windows especially on the front or face of a home can make it seem like a brand new home. Changing the
style and adding some minor changes to the casing of the windows on the front of a home will give the home a fresh
new look. The greater the change in the design of the windows, and the more the exterior casing is changed, the
greater the effect will be. The finish on the inside can do the same for the interior feeling of the home.
To save money, many home owners choose the DIY method of installation. Most manufactures of good quality
replacement windows usually supply easy to follow directions on how to install replacement windows, especially if
they want special guide lines to be followed for reasons of warranty enforcement. Keep in mind that the better
quality window you purchase, it is likely that the help and information you receive will be just that much better
as well. Very high end window manufactures may try to discourage you from installing their windows yourself, and
suggest any number of their certified installation contractors. But if you are a committed DIY individual, don't
let the hard sell sway you.
Most home improvement centers who sell different brands of replacement windows will have a list of reputable
contractors who can do the job for you if you are not the handy type person and wish to have your new windows
professionally installed. They may even have contractors listed by the types of windows each one prefers to
If you do decide to use a recommend contractor, always remember to ask for references and don't be afraid to ask to
inspect the contractor's credentials. Many areas require that independent contractors be licensed by the local
municipality or by a state accredited association. Many areas will also require bonding of these professional. An
accredited, licensed and bonded professional is one you can usually trust to do your window replacement properly,
but expect to pay a bit more for this type of professionalism.
Greenlee has been a proponent of Green living for over 4 decades participating in numerous Green day events and
promoting Green living when ever and where ever he can.
Robert Greenlee is a frequent contributor on New Replacement Windows and also Green Fuel Planet
Robert Greenlee is a freelance author who writes for various web blogs and sites promoting green
solutions for many of today's problems that face our planet's ecology.
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