You need to make a lot of decisions when it comes to choosing a window replacement product. Not only do you have to think of all the possible window styles and products that are available, but you also need to think about a ton of collateral issues as far as the interior and exterior of your building are concerned. So, here are the most important things to think about before removing your old windows.
Making Repairs Around the Window Frame Perimeter
When your windows are removed, will you have to replace the framing? How much extra work will you be creating? To some extent, you will need to make cosmetic and structural repairs to the outside wall texture. For example, when you tear out the old windows, you might rip some of the stucco off of the wall. This means that you have to re-stucco that section of your wall before your new windows can be installed.
Obviously, an issue like this is hard to understand and calculate until you actually remove your old windows. That is, you can't really know the extent of the damage before the work is completed. But, if you make a few practical decisions, you will make some of these problems non-issues. For example, if you decide that you are going to repaint your walls at the same time that you replace your windows, then you don't need to worry about meticulously preserving the area around your window fixture.
There a few other practical upgrades that you should consider doing at the same time that you replace your windows. Most of these are going to prevent self-potential problems that you would have otherwise.
First of all, you should see if there is a coordinating molding product to match your window frame. You need to make sure that the styles and colors are similar. If you have an old baseboard molding, and then you replace your windows with a modern style, the two will not match, and your new windows will look out of place.
If you have decided to install windows are either bigger or smaller than your existing fixtures, it is going to present you with a much bigger workload. Reframing the window openings can cost thousands, but larger windows can bring more light and style to any room.
Admittedly, most of these extra projects are going to cost more money. But, if you want to make your window replacement as comprehensive and rewarding as possible, you need to go the extra mile and think about these other upgrades.
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