As an Indianapolis business owner, if the windows in your company building no longer serve their primary purpose of providing a shield against the elements, saving on energy bills and enhancing the overall façade of the office, then it’s definitely time to call for a replacement. However, to ensure that you get your money’s worth and there is no confusion, it is imperative that you understand what replacement windows fully entail.
Having a clear understanding of these important facts will help you arrive at an informed conclusion regarding windows, and whether or not they need replacing.
1. First of all, when you call for your windows to be replaced, it doesn’t always mean that the contractors are actually going to change the windows entirely. Most times, it simply means replacing major components or moving parts, like the hinges and the glass. The window frames usually remain in place, especially if the framing is aluminum. This is because it is almost impossible to take out the entire window and replace it with a new set, without damaging other parts of the wall, which are quite expensive to repair.
However, there may be instances when a total replacement may be necessary. For instance, if you want a bigger window or if the area around the window has absorbed moisture and is considered structurally unsound.
2. Sometimes, a full replacement may not be necessary. Maybe your energy bills have skyrocketed in the last few months and you’re thinking that a full replacement is in order, but the high energy bills could simply be a result of faulty seals, which simply means only the glass needs to be replaced. Before deciding, have an expert contractor carefully assess the windows to determine whether to repair or replace.
3. No matter how skilled you are, replacing your windows is definitely not a DIY project. There are a couple of reasons why window installations exist as a profession and one of them is that window contractors have the requisite skills and tools to get the job done in as little time as possible. You may want to save costs by sacrificing your weekend to get the job done but you may end up spending more in the long run if you make an error.
4. Lastly, due to weather patterns or certain building codes in Indianapolis, it may not always be possible to replace your windows with the specific set or design that you may have been longing for.
Now that you have a fair understanding, it is time to hire professionals, like Suburban Glass Service Inc., to handle all window-related projects for your company. They are one of the leaders in the industry with a vast inventory of window types for your business needs.
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