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3 Things to Know About Replacing Your Home's Windows

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If you're considering having replacement windows installed in your home, autumn is a great time to do it. Many homeowners aren't sure how to tell if their windows need to be replaced, and may not even know where to turn for help. Alexander Lumber Company has been in the building industry for 128 years; its experienced staff can anticipate potential replacement issues, and will discuss design considerations and the time commitment required. Here are three things to know about replacing your home's windows:

1. There are certain signs that your windows may need to be replaced. If they're more than 20 years old, you have difficulty operating the windows, or you feel drafts through closed windows, you should consider getting new ones. If the glass is fogged and won't clear, or you see signs of rot on the sash or window sill, you should have the windows evaluated.

2. Choose an established company to replace your windows. "A good company will have a stellar reputation and a nice showroom where trained professionals can explain the different features and benefits of the windows they offer," said Jim Weakman, Specialty Products Manager with Alexander Lumber. "If purchasing from a company that doesn't install the windows, the company should be able to provide a list of recommended contractors who are factory-trained on proper installation."

3. Select a window retailer with a variety of styles, brands, and price points to choose from. "At Alexander Lumber, we have our own private label vinyl window with high-quality standard features that you don't usually find at a competitive price," explained Weakman. "We also represent Marvin Window Company, a top-of-the-industry window manufacturer. This line is terrific for replacing windows in historic homes, because they can create a window that replicates the original with newer, high-standard industry features." Alexander Lumber also offers windows from both Windsor Windows and Doors and JELD-WEN.

For more information, please contact:

Alexander Lumber Company

515 Redwood Drive

Aurora, IL 60506

Phone: 630-844-5123

www.alexlbr.com