Stock Windows Versus Custom Replacement Windows
You might be one of those handy Wisconsin homeowners that are able to watch a couple of Youtube videos on home improvements and you are able to execute the project as if it were done by an experienced expert. So when it came time to replace the window of your home you thought you could take advantage of a replacement window sale at Home Depot or Menards and you could install the replacement window on your own. There are many reasons not to do this, here are a few:
- “Close enough” fit – Before purchasing the window, you will measure the dimensions of your current window. If the window is a little smaller or bigger than what you had expected then you will come across structural changes that need to be made to your home that a custom replacement window would not have required. A small-ish job just got a lot bigger, more complicated, and more expensive than what you had expected!
- Future Operational complications – We worked with on homeowner that bought a replacement window from a garage sale that she then had installed by a handyman. It was an old house so some “alterations” need to be made to the opening to make it “fit right”. She called us because she was no longer able to fully close and lock the window because it was a cheap window and the “adjustments” that the handyman made were not the right adjustments.
Of course, we recommend that all Wisconsin homeowners choose custom replacement windows overstock replacement windows because we have been installing replacement windows throughout Wisconsin for over 55 years. But there are some circumstances that we recommend the more affordable options like if it is a rental property.
If you are choosing stock windows for your Wisconsin home because you want to save money, then ask about financing options and follow a few window companies on Facebook to see when they have their best specials. Many replacement window companies can help you find a financing option that works for you.