Any time you focus on a home improvement project, you want to make sure that you get the best products, the best service, and the right options for your budget, your family, and your home. If you live in Lawton, Oklahoma, you understand quality and value. You have high expectations and want only the best, especially when it comes to replacement windows.
One major stumbling block that far too many homeowners face when it comes to replacing their old, outdated windows is misinformation. They might go online to search for various windows and other options and find some advertised for an incredibly low price.
This low price may come from a local home improvement superstore and they head down to check it out. Those windows might look fine in the store, wrapped up nice and tight in plastic and straight from the manufacturer. In fact, the homeowner might not even recognize any difference between those windows and something of a much higher quality.
That's just one potential scenario, but it is becoming far too common and even if you decide to choose a different company besides Sooner State Home Improvements, as long as you are completely satisfied with the service, products, and installation when all is said and done, that�s the most important thing.
Sooner State Home Improvements was founded in 1987 and has been family owned and operated ever since. We are an A+ Better Better Business Bureau rated company and have earned numerous awards and recognitions throughout the years. We know quite a bit about replacement windows and want to share for of the most common mistakes Lawton, Oklahoma homeowners have made through the years when choosing replacement windows. We're hoping that once you understand these mistakes, you'll be willing to see how to avoid them.
Focusing on a major home improvement project should be thought of as a significant investment. It's not like shopping for a new pair of sneakers or even a flatscreen TV. These are items that, even though they may bring enjoyment for a short period of time, they will wear out relatively quickly.
Replacement windows are going to be there for at least 15 years. The life expectancy of replacement windows is between 12 to 20 years, depending on the manufacturer, type of window, style, and quality. Maintenance and usage is also going to affect the longevity of replacement windows.
If you shop based solely on price, you're going to find some incredibly inexpensive windows to choose from. The problem is that they won't offer you much in the way of energy efficiency or quality. They might look great in the store, but once they are installed in your home and you begin using them, you'll notice that those plastic components can break easily, on cold nights a draft can be felt around the frame or even through the glass, and other problems become apparent.
Before you shop based on price or before you place cost as your top priority, look around to see what is available and check out the difference in quality between a window that may cost $250 and one that might be at the bargain basement price of $120.
If you're in a hurry to get this home improvement project done and completed, you're likely going to miss out on some valuable information. Realize that this is an opportunity to potentially change any room in your entire house. You might be content and even happy with the way certain style windows look in various rooms, but you may also have thought about what it may look like was something completely different.
For example, in your master bedroom you may have two double hung windows side by side, or even spaced apart somewhat. What if you replaced these two double hung windows with a gorgeous bay window? The bay window would not only create the illusion of more space in that room, it would change the dynamics of light getting in and that can completely change the way you feel about that room.
As long as you take the time to get to understand the various options available to you with this project, you're going to be more likely to make a decision your completely happy with in the long.
Did you know that replacing your old windows with high quality windows could actually increase the assessed value of your house? It's too easy to think about this as a necessary evil, some expense that you absolutely can't delay anymore.
However, approach it from an investment standpoint. If you do, you will begin to understand all of the benefits that replacement windows can potentially offer you and your family, not just with an increased value for your home, but for comfort, style, and even curb appeal.
If you don't understand how much you can comfortably afford for replacement windows, you will likely fall into one of two categories: you'll focus on the cheapest windows possible, which brings us back to point #1, or you will spend more than you can comfortably afford. That could place increased pressure and stress on your life as you work harder just to pay for them.
Establish a budget that you are comfortable with at this point in time. If that budget doesn't allow you to get the style, brand, or size windows you would prefer for your entire home, you can consider focusing on just a few rooms in your house right now and then replace others in the future.
How to avoid these common mistakes.
When you establish a reasonable budget with which you are comfortable, take your time and visit a quality replacement window dealer, and review every single option available to you, including style, brand, size, and even functionality, you are more likely to be not just pleased with those windows once they are installed, but thrilled.
If that sounds ideal to you, contact Sooner State Home Improvements today.