We get it: This is your first time taking on a home improvement project. This means you could be overwhelmed deciding on which projects to prioritize as this involves many critical factors. At Renewal by Andersen®, we understand where you’re coming from. Here are some ways to ease the process.
Assess Your Home’s Condition
Before anything, inspect your home inside and out, and prepare a list of problems or issues that you find: signs of a leaking roof, drafts around the windows or chipped window frames. Once you have your list, separate the issues that affect your indoor comfort and your home’s functionality. A good rule to remember is this: If it is part of the house exterior, then it should be prioritized. We recommend having a single notebook that should function as a project journal.
Determine Your Energy Level
Take a moment to consider your health. While you’re not expected to do anything close to heavy lifting, home improvement projects require a lot of thinking and organizing that, for some, can be stress-inducing. So, if your doctor advises against any form of stress, don’t do it alone. Ask a family member or a friend to help you with your project.
At Renewal by Andersen, we aim to make our replacement windows as stress-free as possible for our clients. From the first consultation with our experts, you will know you’re in good hands.
Examine Your Budget
Once you have chosen your project, take time to research its cost, getting a ballpark figure of the price is a good place to start. If you have friends or family who have had their windows replaced recently, ask them how much the cost was. While it will be unlikely that you’ll end up with the same cost, you will at least have an idea of where it would end up. If you don’t have funds on hand, most remodelers offer financing programs. In fact, we have our own, called the HERO Program.
Once you have all the needed information, start planning your project scope. Would a smaller-scale project like a single new patio door or entry doors be enough? Or would you rather tackle a bigger project? Once you’ve set your priorities, only then should you start with details like styles and colors.
Renewal by Andersen of Orange County has expert consultants who can help you plan your next window replacement. Call us today at (949) 216-7711, or fill out our contact form to schedule a time for a free, no-obligation quote. We serve Orange County, CA and nearby areas.