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1. Does Lifetime Windows & Doors offer financing?

Yes, we give you multiple choices with financing options from revolving credit, to term loans as well as interest and payment free promotional periods. We have a plan for your budget!

2. How much do replacement windows cost?

The average cost for replacement windows including installation and all supporting materials required in the North West is roughly $1100.00. The cost of replacement windows can vary greatly depending on window selections and other factors. For a price quote, please call (503) 230-0500 or get a free estimate.

3. How long does it take for the windows to be manufactured?

The average cycle time for window manufacturers would be roughly 3-4 weeks.

4. How long does window installation usually take?

Window installation time can vary depending on the number of windows. A typical two-man crew can install between 4-5 windows a day.

5. What should I do to prepare for window installation?

Prior to you your windows installation you should remove all window coverings and clear a roughly three feet area around the windows on the interior of the home.

6. Do replacement windows add value to my home?

Absolutely. The National Realtors group along with real estate appraisers have come together to publish an annual Cost Vs. Value report for most all home improvement projects and in 2020, the immediate increase in the homes appraised value after replacing the windows with a medium grade vinyl window was 75% of the cost in so doing.

7. What is considered an Energy Star energy efficient window?

An Energy Star rated window will have a U-Value of .30 or lower. In a nutshell, this rating is an indicator of how resistant the window is to the transferring of temperature either hot or cold from the exterior of the opening to the interior of the opening.

8. Can replacement windows be used in new construction?

Good question! There really is little to no difference. Here in the North West, with the amount of rain fall we receive, it is important to get as close as possible to a New Construction installation on every window replacement project which includes setting the window with nail fins, attaching directly to the rough opening studs, header, and sill. A box frame installation can meet required minimum code and is common installation practice for replacement windows in some markets such as California or Arizona but never a good idea here in the North West.

9. Can I install my windows myself?

Yes, but it may be a little more involved than watching a how-to video on YouTube. If you are educated in construction best practices and up to speed on building codes, you have the proper tools and are motivated to do so, you should fine. For professional window installation, please contact us at (503) 230-0500 or get a free estimate.

10. What to look for when buying replacement windows

It may be said that the single largest factor in the overall fit, finish, and realized value of a completed window replacement project is the level of expertise and craftsmanship of the installer. It may also be said that you can get a greater value from a modestly priced window put in perfectly correct as compared to an expensive window put in poorly.

11. Should I replace my windows all at once?

If your budget doesn’t prevent you from doing the entire job at once, we suggest it all be done at the same time primarily due to the disruption it can have on your daily routine. If for budgetary reasons you decide to do the project in phases, as long as all things remain equal, for example, the window line has not had changes to the design and installation performance is the same, then the overall outcome should be equal.

12. How do I know I’m getting a good-quality window?

We always suggest you physically see, touch, and operate the windows prior to making a purchase. Beyond this exercise do your research on the manufacturer and the different lines offered by the manufacturer, as well as search out 3rd party reviews.

13. How often should residential windows be replaced?

Tough question! There are many things to consider when determining if residentials windows should be replaced. This can depend on an individual’s criteria. Windows can be a rare opportunity to update the look both on the exterior of the home as well as the interior of the home, so for a certain percentage of people it may be done for a certain look and feel for your personal space. Others might be interested in safety, function, or thermal efficiencies which could be a reason to replace residential windows.

Any of these reasons can influence someone to replace their residential windows. The most common reason for replacement of windows is failures in the windows’ ability to separate outdoor conditions from the interior of the home. Thermal efficiency is large here and even with Limited Lifetime Warranties, many windows will fail thermal qualities between 15 and 25 years.

14. How do I know what type of glazing is right for a window?

You need a consultation from a professional who can help educate you on the technology of glazing options. Things people often consider include allowable transfer of ultra violet rays, degree of light transmittance versus heat, sound reduction, and many others.

15. What type of warranty do you offer on your installation?

All of our windows will come with industry best guarantees.

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