Owning your own home is a dream for so many Americans: No more shared apartment walls with loud neighbors on every side, no landlords with a list of rules, a piece of land to call your own. Your home is a blank slate to do with exactly as you wish. That’s the dream, the fun part. But like most dreams, eventually you’ll get a wake-up call, usually in the form of a major home repair or big ticket item that needs to be replaced.
The sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you first realize how much this project will set you back is often compounded by the realization that you don’t know where to begin to get the job done. Replacing your home’s windows usually falls into this category since it’s something most homeowners only do once. Education is key and it seems that everyone just wants to sell you something—fast.
To provide this education, Alliant Energy and Home Town Restyling have teamed up several times to provide homeowners with the basics of home improvement and energy efficiency with their weekly program, PowerHouse. In this segment, you’ll learn the basics of window replacement and the key factors you should look at when choosing replacement windows.
New windows will usually increase the resale value of your home, improve your home’s curb appeal, and save you money on utilities. The quality of the windows you purchase will have a big effect on your success but armed with the facts about the latest in replacement window technology, you can confidently pick the right windows for your home.
Home Town Restyling carries a complete line of windows along with licensed and insured crews for professional installation. Once you have a better idea of the direction you want to go with your home’s replacement windows, stop by or contact us for a free estimate. As always, before you hire a contractor to work on your home, learn the right questions to ask by downloading our FREE Guide, Iowa Contractor Comparison Guide – How to Make Your Remodeling Project a Success for tips on hiring the right local contractor.