Changing windows offers many advantages, not only in terms of the aesthetics of the façade of the building but also in terms of the reduction of energy consumption: these are therefore lighter electricity bills for the portfolio. This long-term investment is therefore a way to save on your heating budget and improve your comfort.
There is a wide range of window models adapted to the framing of your habitat: swinging window, swinging, guillotine, awning, sliding window… available in resistant and aesthetic materials (PVC, aluminum, imputrescible treated wood…).
But the installation of windows should not make us forget one point in the process: the installation of seals and insulating sealants. Carefully applied, these polyurethane or silicone sealants, depending on the support,prevent moisture in the rooms,the entry of air or water, and the “feeling of cold glass”.
In fact, window installers and caulkers often work together to provide the best of services to the customer.
Why change your windows?
Cold? Humidity? Condensation? Feeling cold glass? Insect nests in the wood (lyctes, termites, wood tendrils…)?
Here are all reasons to change his windows. Cold air and humidity are a real calamity for heating bills and comfort is not optimal (cold glass feeling).
Putting a new caulking around the window frame is not always enough especially on frames and huts are damaged. In addition to the air and rain in the room, the mist accumulates on the windows and rots the wood: it is an ideal place for insects to take up residence and degrade the frame of the windows.
During his visit, the professional caulker will take stock and diagnose the condition of all the windows and doors. This will give you a more accurate view of the situation and the real needs: handing over a new sealer or changing the windows.
Several criteria determine the choice of windows:
- The quality of the materials (PVC, wood, aluminum…),
- The level of thermal and phonic insulation,
- Glazing (single, double or triple),
- The opening mode (window to flap, guillotine window, fixed window, swinging window, sliding window…),
- The space saving (sliding windows, window doors in galandage), etc.
The price of the service should not be the only criterion because the objective of this investment is that it is sustainable over time. It is therefore recommended to seek advice from experts in order to take the best quality/price solution.
A few pro tips!
Watch out for the work done badly by a Sunday handyman! Replacing a window requires the skills, know-how and expertise of a professional to ensure that the work is quality and sustainable over time.
Choose a manufacturer or window installer who uses quality materials. This professional usually works with a professional caulker that uses high-performance sealants and seals, because if the caulking is poorly performed, even a window of very good quality will not perform and insulate.
Whatever the configuration of your room, there are all kinds of opening systems: window to flap, awning, fixed, sliding, tilting, swinging, guillotine, window door … All you have to do is make the right associations according to your priorities, the space available and your budget.
You should know that replacing old windows with more insulating windows can entitle you to financial aid (Eco renov program, Logi Renov, Reno Climate and other municipal programs).
Ask for quotes from our caulking service before changing your windows and do not hesitate to compare prices but also the quality of services and products.