HomeRite™ Windows & Doors FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
There’s a lot to know and understand about replacement windows and doors. HomeRite™ Windows & Doors is here to help! We try to provide a lot of information about replacement windows and doors here on our website, including in our blog. For maximum convenience, we also answer some of the most frequently asked questions in brief video format, below. If you have a question you’d like answered, do not hesitate to contact us and we’ll make sure to get you the information you need, promptly.
What are the benefits of replacing my windows?
There are many benefits that come with replacing your home’s windows. First and foremost, you will see the look of your home change – in a good way. Second, you will notice a difference in the way your home feels. For example, after replacing your windows, your home will begin to feel more comfortable, and you will not feel the hot Florida sun rays coming through as much. Noise reduction is another major benefit that comes with window replacement. After replacing your windows, you will notice that you do not hear the outside noise that you usually hear on a daily basis as easily anymore. And last but not least, and most importantly, you are going to see a big savings on your heating and cooling bill.
Can I trust my window company?
When choosing a reliable window contractor in Northeast Florida, one of the first questions to ask is: how long have you been in business? How much experience do you have? Furthermore, every window job has to have a permit pull. If a window company is not certified, they cannot pull a permit. Working with a professional window team who is factory trained, licensed, and insured with years of experience will always ensure a job well done.
It is also important to check the company’s reputation. There are many ways to do this, such as checking Better Business Bureau, Angies List, or even visiting their location to make sure they are what they say they are. Overall, it is crucial to be confident that you are dealing with a legitimate window company.
How long will my window replacement take?
Typically, a standard window replacement job will take roughly 4-5 weeks. The team will come out to your home, measure your windows and order the replacement windows of your choice. It will take the window manufacturer around 3-4 weeks to manufacture the windows. If your home consists of anywhere between 15-20 windows in total, you are going to look at a day to 2 days’ worth of installation.
How much does it cost to replace windows?
When it comes to replacing your home’s windows, don’t let the cost stop you. There are replacement window selections for almost any budget. From basic options to options with more premium features, the sky is the limit! No matter what, a good window company will work with you to determine your budget and furnish you a window that you will be happy with for what you want to spend.
What is Energy Star?
When shopping for new or replacement windows, homeowners should always look for the Energy Star label. Energy Star is an organization that conducts a standard of testing for windows to see how efficient they are going to be. Ultimately, these tests will determine how the windows will help you with the heating and cooling of your home.
What is the best door for my home?
The main reason we are called out to replace a door is when there are problems with sticking, swelling, cracking, and peeling. Over the years and after many door replacement jobs, we have discovered that a composite jamb door that is well weather-stripped with a fiberglass panel holds up the best in our Northeast Florida climates.
Why should I replace my windows?
Replacement windows are an important part of any home remodel for a number of reasons. For starters, replacement windows will update your entire house, enhance your home’s curb appeal, and make your home look fresh and new again. Second, after you have replaced your windows, the outside noise factor in your home considerably drops. When a car goes by, or horns are honking, you really do not even hear it anymore. Lastly, you will see a major improvement in your home’s energy efficiency. After replacing your windows, you are likely to see your electric bill drop, sometimes drastically.