1. How Do I Know When It’s Time to Replace My Windows?
You should consider replacement windows when the seal between the two panes of glass on your existing windows has broken and you are feeling the outside temperature (hot or cold) on the inside pane of glass.
We will measure the performance of your windows using an infrared camera as well as a temperature gun.
2. Will Replacement Windows Save Me Money on My Energy Bill? How Much?
Replacement windows that have Low-E and Argon gas will save you significantly on your electric bill…. as much as 40-50%. We recommend allowing us to conduct an energy audit on your home.
3. Can I Find Comparable Replacement Windows at My Local Hardware Store?
While you can purchase replacement windows from the internet or from the local big box home improvement store, there are several problems that may occur.
The problem that we hear about is, in many cases, the windows are the same as builder grade and don’t have Low-E or Argon gas, and you should always consider both the installation warranty, as well as, the product warranty.
Our products have lifetime warranties, which make the decision a much easier one to make.
4. How Long Will the Installation Process Take?
Our installation teams have installed over 100,000 windows in Oklahoma since the start of our company in 1996 and use a structured process where an individual generally takes only 20 minutes to remove the old window and replace it with a new one.
5. What’s the Difference Between Single-Hung Vs. Double-Hung Windows and Two-Pane Vs. Three-Pane Glass?
A single-hung or double-hung window has two sashes; one on the bottom and one on the top. In a single-hung version, the bottom is the only operable sash, whereas, with a double-hung style, both the bottom and top sash are operable.
We typically see the need for a double-hung window when they are installed on the second floor of a home. This way, with a double-hung window, the top sash can be quickly opened into the house for easy and safe cleaning.
We have dual and triple pane glass available and would suggest that in our climate, the triple pane isn’t used that often since, with Low-E and Argon gas available, these options typically meet the efficiency needs that the homeowner desires.
6. Do I Need to Replace All My Windows at the Same Time?
You don’t need to replace them all at the same time, and in actuality, most customers purchase 4-6 at a time, and with our convenient payment plans, the net cost out of the pocket to the homeowner is very low when taking into account the significant energy savings on your electric and gas bill.
7. How Long Will It Take for My Replacement Windows to Pay for Themselves?
If the average total utility bill is $300, and you save an average of 40% on your utility bill per month, then you would save $120 per month on average, which in most cases is a greater saving per month than the cost to finance new windows could be, so in effect, they could potentially pay for themselves.
8. Do We Offer Financing?
Yes, we offer a variety of financing options through one of the seven different financial institutions that we use. Based on your credit profile and history, our programs could be a very affordable option, including 12–18 months, the same as cash or deferred payments for varying periods of time. Contact us today to get pre-approved!
9. Do Your Windows Have a Warranty?
American Quality Exteriors has built its reputation since 1996 by offering only the best quality products with lifetime transferrable warranties. Our windows also come with lifetime glass breakage in the event that an errant golf ball or rock from under the mower breaks one of your new windows, it’s just a phone call away for us to order the replacement.