Halloween’s fast approaching.

It’s the perfect time for ghoulish decorations, spooky costumes, and eerie tales. But let’s not forget the everyday myths that haunt our lives, like the ones about window replacement.

Learning the truth behind these myths may save you time, money, and energy in the long run. So, grab your candy corn and dive into these 5 window-replacement myths!


Myth #1: All Windows Are Pretty Much the Same

When it comes to window replacement, it’s surprisingly common to believe that there’s practically no difference between windows. A window’s a window. Not true. Each type of window comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.

For example, a single-hung window can only be opened from the bottom sash. But a double-hung window can be opened from both the top and the bottom sash, which obviously provides more versatility – though at a higher cost per window.


Myth #2: Replacing Old Windows Isn’t Worth the Cost

Let’s set the record straight: If your windows are getting old, then replacing them is absolutely worth it. There are plenty of benefits.

First and foremost, you can expect to see a decrease in your energy bills. New windows (especially innovative models like The Michigan Window) are much more energy-efficient than older models – which means your home will stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer without having to crank up the heat or air conditioning.

And, if you’re planning on selling your house at any point in the future, new windows can increase your home’s value.


Myth #3: Larger Windows Lose Energy

When it comes to window replacement, many people still believe that larger windows are less energy efficient than smaller ones. And while it’s true that larger windows used to be less energy efficient – especially those with uninsulated frames and outdated glass panes – it’s no longer true now.

With advancements in window technology, today’s highly efficient replacement windows are designed to limit energy transfer to a fraction of what older windows did. So don’t let misconceptions hold you back from going big, if that’s what you’d like to do.


Myth #4: Only Replace Your Windows During a Remodel (or Right Before You Sell)

A really common misconception is that you only need to replace your windows if you’re already doing a major remodel of your home. But this simply isn’t true.

In fact, waiting for a big remodeling project to replace your windows could actually end up costing you more in the long run. Heating and cooling costs alone, due to the decreased energy efficiency of your older windows, can really add up. Upgrading to newer models can also improve sound reduction, ventilation, and natural lighting.


Myth #5: Window Replacement Is an Easy DIY Project

There’s no denying that replacing windows is a great way to spruce up your home. And saving money by tackling the job yourself can be exciting. But it’s important to understand that window replacement isn’t for everyone.

While it’s true that some homeowners do a great job replacing their own windows, the process is far from easy. In addition to selecting the right window, those considering a DIY approach must also deal with issues like reframing, leveling, and sealing – any of which has the potential to cause problems down the road if not done correctly.

The bottom line? Approach this kind of project with caution, and be honest with yourself about your level of expertise.


Take Your Windows to the Next Level

As with everything in life, it’s important to weigh the facts in order to make a decision on when and how to replace your windows.

If you’re ready to take the plunge and replace your windows this Halloween season – contact D&W Windows and Sunrooms today.

With a history of excellence that stretches back to 1955, our family-owned business has been a cornerstone of the industry, providing top-notch service to our customers. Our state-of-the-art facility is a testament to our commitment to innovation and efficiency. Not only do we produce our own products, but we’re able to streamline the manufacturing process and eliminate those pesky middlemen.

For all your window needs, visit D&W Windows and Sunrooms for a free estimate!


Disclaimer: Our blog offers general information only; it isn’t an endorsement of specific actions. Please consult professionals and consider your situation before making decisions. D&W Windows is not responsible for any outcomes resulting from the advice provided.