Thinking Of Replacing Windows?

Dont Replace Windows Without These Steps:

If you are considering a change of scenery when it comes to your home windows, you must consider many factors. Are you going to do it yourself? Probably not..

Are you going to pay premium prices to get great quality? Maybe but that depends on how many windows you need and what you can currently afford.

Home improvement projects are never cheap, and they are never as simple as we sometimes hope.

So below we will list things you MUST do before hiring a window contractor according to my nassau county replacement windows buddies in Hempstead Long Island.

1. Do Some research:

Question – Did you hear from a guy..who might know a guy who does windows?

That sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

Don’t make that mistake..please. You really want to make sure you are doing your due diligence, looked up some reviews, viewed previous works, and really dug a little into your search.

Do no be the person who picks the first company they see on Google and goes with them.


2. Get Various Quotes:

It may be a slight hassle to welcome multiple contractors into your home, but it could be very well worth it. You can shop around a bit, negotiate more effectively, and have the contractors bid for the job.

You want to get the best quality for the best price possible. Home improvement jobs can get super expensive, so if you can save a couple dollars, or get some extra things thrown in – you’re set!

3. Keep realistic expectations:

Your budget will really determine a lot when it comes to these projects. Not always will more expensive equal better quality, but unfortunately a lot of times it absolutely does. The better companies understand their worth, understand their profit margins, and charge you accordingly.

So come up with a realistic budget, work with the contractors you like to give you a price within that budget, and roll the dice.

The higher the better.

4. Develop Rapport with the company:

I like to build nice relationships with the companies that come to do work for me. And i do this because i always feel like it will allow for cheaper and greater opportunities in the future.

If i have small odd jobs, i give it to the same company. I keep providing them work so that they value me in the exact same way. One hand will feed the other and I think I will get a few things in the long run.

I tend to this more so with a local company, rather than a national brand as you tend to fall under the radar with the bigger companies. Local is good, you get to know them and who knows what the future holds.

As a business owner myself, this networking tip is crucial. Whether I do work for them, or their friends in business – it all tends to work out in the end.

So you are now equipped with 4 crucial tips to follow before hiring your next windows or (any) home remodeling contractor. Follow them and you should see great and positive results from your projects.

The tips in this article were graciously provided by my buddy Aaron and his windows company:

Ten Home Improvement Tips For Every Homeowner

Whether you own a newly-built home, a condo, or fixer-upper, home ownership comes with the home-improvement itch that most of us would rather avoid. If your house requires you to do a bit of maintenance and repair, use these tips to turn your dwelling place into a beautiful abode.

Home Improvement

1. Only select improvements that add value to your property

If you are fortunate enough to have a big budget for home improvements, there are ways you can turn simple renovations into valuable additions that offer a good return on investment. The kitchen and bathroom are good places to start, but even something as simple as installing a sprinkler system can add value to your home.

2. Tackle the most urgent projects first

Whether you plan to renovate through the cold season, some home improvements are more urgent than others, so in order to save money and prevent damage, schedule the quickest projects first so that you can spare enough time to deal with the more complicated tasks.

3. DIY or Not?

Even the most enthusiastic homeowner needs help with some of the more involved home improvement projects. Learn what your limits are so you don’t start a project and then stall at some point along the road. If you’re a beginner, start with small projects and as you continue to gain experience, you can then move on to larger home fixes.

4. Get the right tools

Even the simplest home improvement project can get complicated if you don’t have the right tools. Stock your universal toolbox with these essential items:

• Clawhammer
• Screwdriver set
• Tape measure
• Pliers
• Adjustable wrench
• Electric drill
• Flashlight
• Utility knife, and
• Hacksaw

5. Find cash for your home improvement

There are a number of different tax breaks that you can get for home repairs but you need to learn more about home improvement financing so you can minimize the overall cost. Here are some of the ways you can raise funds for expensive projects:

• Use existing cash reserves. Cash is ideal for these types of projects because then you won’t accrue debt, but with the average kitchen remodeling costing over $50,000, it’s no secret you need another source of money.
• Use low-interest credit cards to fund smaller projects. This should be easy to do if you have decent credit: you will get multiple offers for 0% interest on some cards, and these types of offers are great for funding projects under $15,000 because you can pay off the loan within the offer timeline.
• Take out a personal or unsecured loan -this would have to be for medium-sized projects. Fortunately, you don’t need any collateral because your home is not at risk even if you default, and you can get higher loan amounts than you could get with your card. The downside is interest rates tend to be higher than they are on other types of loans.
• Secure a loan with your home. If the project costs upwards of $50,000 and you have equity in your home, it would make sense to take a loan that is tied to your property. Home equity loans and cash-out refinances are offering the best rates we’ve seen in a long time (30-year fixed mortgage is at 4.06%).