Are there any drawbacks to going with cheap replacement windows?
The answer is yes. Cheap replacement windows will cost you more in the long run. Here’s why.
Very Low Energy-Efficiency Levels
This means that your energy bill will be higher year-round. Windows with low energy efficiency allow vast amounts of warm air to leak out during the winter, not to mention the indoor heat build-up in the summer. Moderately priced or more expensive windows will do just the opposite, saving you hundreds of dollars in energy.
Higher Risk of Breakage and Shattering
You may not pay much at first, but when your windows begin to break, you’ll really start paying. Cheap windows are not constructed with longevity or durability in mind. Thus, you can expect to replace them much earlier.
No Quality Guarantee
Guarantees save you money, but cheap replacement windows do not have quality guarantees. When a window seal breaks, a lock mechanism fails or a pane cracks, you want the installer or manufacturer to back it up. Due to their low cost, however, cheap replacement windows usually lack a quality guarantee.
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