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Wallace, NC 28466

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Frequently Asked Questions About Replacement Windows For Wilmington & Surrounding Areas.

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What is a replacement window?

A true replacement window is a window that’s custom built to fit within the opening of an existing window. It’s built to fit precisely, and can be installed without disturbing the interior and exterior areas around the window.

How do I know when to replace my windows?

That’s a great question. Here are the main reasons you might want to consider window replacement near Wilmington NC:

  • Your windows appear foggy.
  • Your windows are difficult to clean.
  • Your windows have air leaks and drafts.
  • Your windows don't block outside noise.
  • Your windows are difficult to open and close.
  • Your heating and cooling bills continue to rise.
  • Your windows allow dust and dirt into your home.
  • Your windows cost you time and money in maintenance.
  • Your windows do not provide adequate security for your home.

What advantages are there to choosing a custom replacement window over stock-size windows?

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The windows found in home centers and/or major lumberyards are typically stock sizes meaning they offer little to no options for homeowners in Wilmington, NC. Replacement windows are custom made for each opening in your home, and you have the ability to choose among many energy saving and aesthetically appealing options. They also offer warranties.

How much household energy do leaky, inefficient windows use?

According to the U.S. Department of Energy… approximately 25%.

What is an Energy Star rated window?

An Energy Star window is one that has met the U.S. government's standards for high energy-efficiency.

What are the differences between wood-framed windows and aluminum or vinyl?

Wood framed windows – great for insulation, but more expensive than other material and require greater maintenance. They can also swell or contract with temperature changes.

Aluminum windows – more affordable than wood, durable and require little maintenance. They do not provide good insulation, however.

Vinyl windows - the least expensive replacement window for Wilmington, Jacksonville and Topsail Island homeowners. They require little maintenance, and have the best warranty available.

Clad style windows - the most expensive window type. They have a wood frame inside an aluminum or vinyl shell. The wood provides better insulation, while the aluminum or vinyl shell makes for less maintenance.

What is a window’s R-Value?

The R-value measures the resistance a material has to heat flow. The higher the window’s R-value, the greater its resistance, and the better the insulating quality.

What is the U-Value?

The U-value measures the amount of heat transferred through a material. The lower a window’s U-value, the slower the rate of heat flow and the better the insulating value.

Will new windows eliminate condensation?

Actually, no. Condensation is moisture vapor suspended in the air, and that's something no one can guarantee to eliminate. However, high-quality vinyl windows incorporating warm-edge technology glazing systems will help to reduce condensation because they're much less thermally conductive than other replacement windows for Wilmington NC and the surrounding areas. They can help keep the temperature of the window warmer—minimizing the hot and cold differences that turn moisture into condensation.

Will the replacement windows be installed from the inside or outside?

The majority of our replacement window installation for Wilmington NC is done from the inside. In some situations it may be necessary to install from the outside.

How can I prepare my house for my replacement windows?

You can begin by taking down curtains, blinds, or any other window treatments. Any security sensors should also be removed and turned off by your security company. Please provide our installation expert with a clear path to the window(s) being replaced by moving anything that may be in the way. It is also advisable to remove all wall decorations from the walls close to the windows as they may fall during removal or installation. Ask for assistance, if needed.

What are the Top Factors to Consider in New Windows?

There are many reasons homeowners choose to get their window replacement near Wilmington NC. Some are functional, others are aesthetic, and still others are some combination of the two. Strictly speaking, anyone can justify replacing their windows for any reason. If you’re on the fence about replacing your windows, here’s (3) big reasons you may want to consider:

  • Savings on Your Home Energy Bills
  • Improvement to Your Home's Appearance
  • Increased Ventilation Throughout Your Home

How long will it take to install my new windows?

Most Wilmington window installations can be completed in one to two days.

Do I have to be home when my new windows are being installed?

Some of our customers are there when we install their windows, and some are not. You aren't required to be there, but if you prefer to be than that's o.k., as well.

Do you have the insurance?

Yes. Upon request we will be more than happy to present you with a Certificate of Liability for insurance as well as workman’s compensation.

Will I need to pay more money when my job is being done, or when it's completed?

No. Our contract price will remain the same as agreed upon at the time you signed it. However, if you choose to add things not discussed at contract signing, then we will be more than happy to assist you in that project(s).

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