As an experienced window contractor serving Maryland homeowners, the team at Potomac View Energy gets tons of questions. Check out our FAQs below to find some answers, and if you need more information, we’re always happy to speak with you.
Frequently Asked Window Questions in Maryland
Should I replace my windows all at once?
If you’re looking to update your windows for aesthetic or energy-efficiency reasons, replacing all of them at the same time can provide substantial benefits. Much of the time larger jobs like these will cost less, as you can bundle up many of the expenses of a window replacement and can frequently get great deals on purchasing many windows at once.
How long does window installation take?
Many window replacements or window installations can be handled in a single day, or maybe even a handful of hours. However, this depends on how many windows are being installed and the level of complexity that the windows present. It’s best to expect it to be a two-day job.
Is it more cost-effective to replace broken glass or a whole window?
If there are no other issues with the window and only the pane has been damaged, replacing a glass pane makes more financial sense. However, if the window is old and outdated, or poorly insulated, you’ll save a whole lot more by replacing the entire window.
What is the best time of the year to replace windows?
Replacing in early spring is a great choice, as weather rarely impacts scheduling and ensures you get your installation done in a timely manner. However, starting in fall windows often see price reductions and sales, which can save you money.
How do I choose a window style?
Picking window styles like double-hung, casement, or sliding windows is often a choice dictated by your personal tastes. It is important to note, though, that depending on where you want your windows installed, the location may make certain window types impossible to install. It’s best to schedule a consultation with a window specialist to discuss what works best for you and your home!
How do I know when it’s time to replace a window?
There are many signs that a window may need replacing, outside of obvious cracks or shattering. Our team frequently suggests window replacement if:
- Your current windows let drafts in
- Your windows develop fogginess or collect moisture
- The energy costs in your home are inexplicably high
- There is damage on the frames, tracks, or other areas of your window
- Your windows stick a lot, and are difficult to open and close
Do I need new windows if I have condensation?
Not necessarily. Condensation forms when your windows are poorly insulated, or when the air seals between your window panes are wearing out. It’s possible that new windows are the right choice, but replacing the panes with a new IGU (Insulated Glass Unit) may also solve your problem.
Why Choose Potomac View Energy for Window Replacement in Maryland?
Our window service team is dedicated to providing homeowners with top-class products, honest pricing, and a superior customer experience from start to finish. When you work with our experts, you’re guaranteed a single point of contact with a service representative dedicated to your project, you’ll get free in-home consultations, and you’ll work with friendly, dependable contractors for your replacement and installation.