Recently, I sat down with a good friend and old colleague, Chris O’Connor from Ricci Lumber. I asked Chris to help us understand window replacement because he is the guru. He is a Boston native and has been working in the window industry for 15 years – and Chris has been a licensed contractor in the State for over 20 years.
So, let’s dig in. Like so many building products these days, windows have become very complex. There are energy efficiency guidelines today’s windows need to meet, new materials on the market and a plethora of brands to choose from. It’s enough to make you feel like you need a PhD to make the right decision. And let’s face it, replacing all the windows in your house is an expensive proposition, so you want to choose wisely.
What You Need to Know:
There are two ways you can go about having your windows replaced: (1) use insert or replacement windows or (2) use new construction windows. So, what’s the difference? (more…)