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5 Questions To Ask Before You Retrofit Your Windows


As a licensed general contractor, operating in Salt Lake County, I have spent the last 3 years perfecting the window and door retrofitting process. Window and door retrofitting can be challenging for a number of reasons, by far the biggest issues clients have is knowing when to replace your windows and doors. The following article should give you an explanation for when Total Windows and Glass will recommends you consider replacing windows.

If you are looking to buy a home in the Salt Lake City area, you are most likely looking to purchase what we would consider a builders grade home. A builders grade home is often categorized by the features and quality of the products fixed inside the home during its initial build. This doesn’t mean the home isn’t beautiful, but oftentimes, windows and doors are purchased with the 25 year rule in mind. Essentially, the products are designed to last 25 years and any home warranty the buyers may have had will be void at that time. This saves builders and homeowners money initially, but can end up costing them in the long run.

If you are like most homeowners, you aren’t sure when it’s time to get new windows. However, if you take the time to answer these 5 questions you should have a better understanding of when you should replace your windows.


Window Rule #1 - Is the window suppose to open, and if so, does it?

Window Rule #2 Does it stay open?

Window Rule #3 Does it close all the way?

Window Rule #4 Does it Lock? *

Window Rule #5 Does it provide its most basic function, can you see through?

If you have said no to any or all of these questions it may be time to look into a new windows product.

For More information visit Total Windows and Glass and Contact a professional to answer any and all questions.


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Rex Blaylock

Owner/ Operator