Myth #4 – Lifetime warranty means you are covered for life
This might not be a reason why you haven’t made the decision to upgrade your windows, but make sure you’re on the looking once you start shopping. Many window retailers will promise the moon in order to make the sale and they frequently throw around the words “lifetime warranty” a bit too loosely. Make sure you are reading the fine print on this one as “lifetime” is never exactly what it seams. Ask questions and provide your salesperson a scenario or two in order to see if they know their own guarantee.
Myth #5 – You can install them yourself
We live in a world where you can find the instructions for how to make and do most things online. Watch a youtube video or two and we get the feeling like we can do anything. Fix the plumbing, install a new backsplash or refinish an old dresser. Installing your new windows is probably not one of them. Window professionals are highly trained and have the one thing you do not. Experience. Plus, installing a window incorrectly defeats the purpose of upgrading. A poor install job can lead to cracks and poorly sealed window frames. Lets let the expert get this job done.
Myth #6 – You should replace all of your windows at the same time
This particular myth may be one reason most people shy away from upgrading their windows. The task and toll it takes on your back account may seem daunting. The truth is, you should take a close look at your current windows and pick the worst ones out and get an estimate for just those in the worst shape.
Myth #7 – Window installation is likely to harm or disturb the structure and look of your home.
A concern for many people, especially those with older homes is losing the charm that comes with their century-old woodwork surrounding their windows. Fear not. Window installation is a relatively minor home improvement job and professionals are extremely skilled at replacing just the window! Many window stores will provide options for wood windows that will match what they are replacing.
In Oklahoma, it’s just as important to have strong, storm resistant windows just as it is to have good gutters. Both systems must be installed correctly and have high quality construction so they will last longer and protect your home. Please reach out to LeafGuard of Oklahoma if you have any questions about your home