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How to Purchase a Vinyl Window Replacement

April 08, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 139

When one needs a new window whether it is because a window is broken or to simply replace existing windows he or she must first decide on the type of window to purchase. For the most part, those who have had a vinyl window replacement installed would recommend these to others due to the ease of maintenance and longevity of these products. Should one settle on a vinyl window replacement there are several factors to consider, as well as a contractor to hire. If one is planning a do-it-yourself job there will be measurements to take and one will need to find a supplier of the appropriate windows.

One will need to consider both the desired style and color of the new vinyl window replacement and will need to consider features such as the energy efficiency, length of warranty, style of lock, tilt-in capabilities and a myriad of others before choosing the new window model that he or she would like to have in his or her home or other building. Once one has decided on what kind of window and the style and features that are desirable one must then determine whether or not to hire someone to do the work or to take on the window installation project himself.

In the event that one will hire a contractor to install the new vinyl window replacement that has been chosen, referrals from friends and neighbors, online reviews, a check with any of the consumer watchdog groups in the area and interviews and free estimates should all be considered. One should be sure that the contractor either carries the window style that is desired or can order them from an appropriate manufacturer.

For the do-it-yourself homeowner, there are several steps that must be followed. Perfectly accurate measurements of either the rough opening, where the whole window and its trim are replaced, or of the existing window frame opening will need to be taken. One will then need to either find a standard fit vinyl window replacement in a home improvement or window store for that size or special order windows precisely made to fit the home. One will need to be able to install the window after it has been leveled, place shims where needed to fill in uneven gaps or compensate for the fact that in settling many homes will not keep perfectly square window openings, secure the windows into place with the appropriate hardware which may or may not be included and do any other necessary work to finish the job.

Bill Houston has spent a lot of time researching Energy Saving Window Replacement products and services as well as James Hardie HardiePlank Siding. Visit the author's website to read more about the latest home improvement products and services available.

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