Window Replacement

Window replacement – Every project has a beginning, it pays to start off on the right foot.

Window Replacement

Whether you have one window to replace or several, always consider a professional window installer. Their expertise ensures better performance from your windows and could save you money from potential weather damage in the future. See who's involved.

Horizontal window measurement for a window replacement project

Measure horizontally and vertically at three points and record smallest daylight opening dimensions.

Steps:

  1. Measure the window(s) you'll be replacing to provide your dealer or contractor with an estimate of the sizes you will need.
  2. Choose a window material (such as vinyl, fiberglass or aluminum). Find the perfect window material for your home with our Help Me Choose tool.
  3. Choose a window operating style.
  4. Contact your dealer for pricing, installation (offered by many) and product information.
  5. Get several bids from professionals to do the work—some dealers offer installation or make referrals.
  6. Hire the one you feel most comfortable with and who has the best recommendations.
  7. Schedule the work.

Tip: Even for a minor window replacement, be sure to take into consideration your home's architectural style and the style of the rest of the windows in your home.

Remodeling Projects Including Window Replacement

If you're looking to replace a large number of windows because your current windows are old and/or are not energy-efficient, you will probably want to work with a professional window installer or general contractor. See Who's Involved to learn about the various professional resources.

Steps:

  1. Choose a window material (such as vinyl, fiberglass or aluminum). Find the perfect window material for your home with our Help Me Choose tool.
  2. Choose window styles for each window you're replacing.
  3. Contact general contractors or professional window installers in your area for bids. (Your local dealer can probably provide a list of window installers and contractors and some offer their own installation services)
  4. Hire the one you feel most comfortable with and who has the best recommendations.
  5. Meet with the professional you hire and discuss each window. This professional may have advice on other options to consider for price, performance, energy efficiency or curb appeal.
  6. Schedule the work.
  7. Prepare your home. See What to Expect for helpful tips to consider before, during and after the project.

If you have any questions at any stage of the process above, contact a Milgard dealer for help. They're there to help you just like we are.

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