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5 Myths About Home Windows


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There are many different opinions as to whether it is better to replace or repair windows in your home.  If you are wondering which is the best option for you, check out our answers below to 5 window myths:

1. The Warranty is Useless

Many homeowners are skeptical about any window warranties.  Fortunately, there are many companies, including Simonton, that offer valuable lifetime warranties to protect your investment from manufacturer defects and other disasters.

2. Repairing a Window is Always Best

There are many repairs that require carpentry. If you are having trouble with your windows, you may think window replacement is the only option. This is not true, many older window styles can be repaired so that you can put off replacement windows for a few more years.

3. Replacing a Window is Simple

Well – it can be, if you know how.  There are many homeowners who have replaced old windows with high-quality, energy-efficient windows. Unfortunately, because of incorrect installation, there were gaps and weak spots that allowed far more temperature transfer than the old glass. Have a professional install your windows to ensure your windows last and that there is no damage done to your home during installation.

4. New Windows are Completely Maintenance Free

No window is 100% maintenance-free.  However, new windows are manufactured with glass that sheds water and dirt on its own, eliminating much of the need to continually clean the glass.

5. New Windows Are Not Aesthetically Pleasing

If you are living in an older house, you may worry that installing new windows will drastically alter the style of your home. Fortunately, most modern window manufacturers offer a variety of styles to suit all architectural styles and increase your home’s curb appeal.

If you are considering whether to replace or repair the windows around your home, contact us at Echols Home Improvements. We can provide you with an honest assessment when it comes to your home’s window needs.

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