If you have some windows that you need to replace in your home, make sure that you avoid the two common window replacement mistakes that many homeowners make.

#1 Using The Same Type Or Style

When it comes time to replace a window in your home, you do not need to stick to the same style or type of window that you had before. Oftentimes, different styles of windows will fit into the same space that your old window occupied.

For example, if you have a window that has a crank on it, but you don't like how the bugs can get in when you open up the window, you may want to install a double-hung window so that you can open up one side with a screen or if you want real fresh air like you got with your crank window, you can open up the other side where a screen will not be present.

Or, if you want to make that part of your home more energy efficient, you may want to put in a picture window that doesn't open at all and thus will not allow air in around the window. Consider what you want out of your window and what you didn't get out of your current window before going with the same style again.

#2 Focusing Too Much On The Price

Although it is smart to create a budget, do not get too stuck on the price when replacing your windows. A window is a long-term investment. If you make the right choice, you most likely will never have to replace the windows in your home for the rest of the time that you live in your home. This is such a long-term investment that it is worth it to increase your budget for the right window.

When shopping for the right window, focus more on getting the right style for your house and on purchasing a window that is very energy efficient. If you live somewhere where hurricanes are present, you should purchase class that is resistant to impact by objects flying at hurricane force speeds. If you live somewhere where it gets really cold, you want to purchase windows that are able to withstand the cold and pressure from strong winter storms and keep the cold out. Focus more on your long-term needs and less on the price, because over twenty years, spending an extra hundred dollars for a strong window that meets all of your needs is really a tiny investment.

When purchasing replacement windows, don't feel like you have to stick to the same style of windows that you already have; choose a style that fits your needs and make sure that you think about the long-term budget cost of purchasing the right windows.