May 25, 2023

The Five Biggest Home Window Replacement Mistakes

For homeowners looking to upgrade their home’s windows, it’s important to take the time to fully research and comprehend all components of the project in order to ensure the best possible outcome.  Having been in business for over 40 years, we implore homeowners to not make the below common missteps that can hurt both their wallet and their sanity.

DIYing the Window Installation Project

While there are many projects homeowners can take on themselves, window replacement shouldn’t be one of them for an array of reasons.  First, measurements shouldn’t be taken from the preexisting window in the event that wood rot has taken place.  Removing old windows can also be tricky, especially if electrical wires and boxes must be worked around.  Incorrect installation can also lead to air and water infiltration.  Manufacturers also do not have to honor material warranties in the event that the windows fail due to incorrect installation practices.

contractor installing replacement window in home

Not Getting Multiple Window Install Bids

When it comes to home window installation, it’s wise to obtain three estimates.  Estimates should be offered free of charge.  In addition, they allow the homeowner to educate themselves on window styles and manufacturers.  

Without several estimates, you have no real way of verifying it the cost you are being quoted is fair.  It’s worth noting that the cheapest quote does not equate to the best quote.  Take the time to ask open-ended questions and verify whether you’re actually comparing apples to apples when dissecting bids.

Infinity Casement replacement windows in kitchen

Giving the Green Light to Insert Window Replacement

If a contractor offers insert window replacement, it means that only the window sashes are being replaced.  The consequence of this is that the glass surface area is reduced, lowering the amount of natural light a room can receive.  

Without full frame window replacement, new extension jambs and interior trim cannot be installed.  Not only does this compromise the beauty of the windows, but it prevents wood rot and air or water infiltration from being addressed.

Not Exploring the Use of Different Window Style

There’s no requirement that if you remove a window, it must be replaced with the same style.  In order to make the best possible decision, consider if an alternative style will create a more stunning and energy efficient home.

Richfield Infinity From Marvin Windows

Not Taking The Window Locking Mechanisms Seriously

One of the most common ways burglars break into homes is through the house’s windows.  There are steps homeowners can take to make their home’s windows less of an attractive nuisance.  Fixed sashes offer visibility and invite in daylight without the concern of an intruder finding their way in.  Interior multi-locking hardware are also cumbersome for a crook to compromise.  

Rooms that house valuables, particularly on the ground level, can have windows with glazing or tint installed that will make it trickier to see in or be easily shattered.

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"We had several large windows replaced. Everyone from the phone representative to the salesperson to the scheduler to the installers was knowledgeable, polite, easy to work with and professional. The installation went smoothly due to the skill and hard work of the installers and the windows look great. It seems like everyone was proud of their role in the Lindus team."

Mavis & Dannie G.
Anoka, MN
July 18, 2023

"I would highly recommend, they do excellence work, not one complaint do I have."

Lynn L.
Oakdale, MN
April 24, 2023

"I'm very happy with it and the crew was amazing!"

Isaiah B.
St. Paul, MN
March 22, 2022

"We live in an old house with old windows, including a large round window on the second floor that was leaking. We searched for 18 months for a company that would replace the round window and had no luck. The response was always that replacing it would be too hard and that they wouldn’t be able to guarantee the work. We were so relieved and happy to finally find Lindus. They replaced the round window and three other problem windows, including an old egress window.  We will definitely use Lindus Construction again for our old house needs."

Sharon L.
Minneapolis, MN
March 20, 2023

"Professional and courteous installment."

Daniel B.
Fridley, MN
March 20, 2023

"Every Lindus employee we encountered throughout this project was easy to work with: responsive, friendly, professional and skilled.  We also liked working with Jake and Jim on their installation of the windows. Total pros and really nice guys!  We are very pleased with our new roof and windows.  We will definitely use your services in the future and confidently refer you to others.  Thanks so much!"

Kris & Stephanie S.
Shorewood, MN
March 18, 2023
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