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Posted on Feb 22, 2018 by Sam Heer

How to Ensure Great Results From Window Replacement

Buying made-to-order replacement windows is hardly inconvenient. After placing your order, you just have to sit back and wait for a few days or weeks for your custom-built units to be completed. Then, the installation usually takes about a day and presto! Beautiful, new windows in only a couple of hours.

But much like other home improvements, window replacement is not without obstacles. You ought to plan ahead and anticipate the challenges to avoid headaches. To ensure your project goes smoothly and produces excellent results, Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois has some advice:

Be Clear About What You Want

Before you spend your time shopping around, make sure you know exactly why you want to buy windows in the first place. Lacking a sense of direction can wear you down and take the fun out of window replacement.

Every homeowner has a home improvement motivation; find yours. Do you want to retire old, broken windows to update the look of your space? Are you interested in increasing your home’s energy efficiency? Perhaps you want to bid farewell to the costly and periodic upkeep of wood windows? Once you’re clear about your objectives, choosing the right products and exploring customization options should be easier.

Be Ready to Absorb Additional Costs

An integral part of budgeting for window replacement is setting aside money for contingencies. Apart from the costs of replacement windows, labor and any necessary permits, unforeseen structural damage might add extra expenses to your bill. It pays to proactively ask your contractor about potential hidden red flags to be financially prepared.

Be Wary of High Demand in the Spring

Spring is generally one of the best times to tackle home improvement projects because of the fairer weather, but it can also be a challenge. As spring approaches, the demand for window replacement contractors usually increases. Scheduling becomes harder the more winter nears its end.

To keep your project on schedule, it’s best to buy replacement windows when most contractors are less busy. Otherwise, you might have to wait your turn for weeks or even months.

Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois to ensure the success of your window replacement project. Call us at (866) 693-6707 to schedule your free, in-home consultation and estimate in Decatur or Springfield, IL, at your most convenient date and time.


"I would recommend RBA of Central Illinois for QUALITY windows and doors. Compared to our old cheap, thin vinyl windows, Andersen blows them away. You can easily tell by how well the sliding doors fit and close, and how heavy duty they are. We also cannot hear the wind rushing through the house in inclement weather anymore! And the black window frames we went with are amazing to look at. Aaron, Al, Darrell, and Cory all were professional and went all out to finish the job, given the weather they had to deal with. I would definitely recommend. They were also on top of communicating with me given the weather delays, and what I could expect for them coming out. Five stars!"

Eric L.

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