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Whats Involved In Replacing

There is much more to having windows replaced than one might initially think. Some homeowners are confused with all the specs such as U-Value, R-Value, air infiltration, etc. If you start listing, comparing, and creating pie-charts for all those values and numbers, it can become confusing very quickly.

The solution to this is to simply ask if the window is Energy Star Rated. If it is, you know the windows will meet the highest government standards. Don’t settle for anything less. Now you’re free to focus on some of the functional parts of the window. Be aware that a quality window has double locks and a minimum of 7/8″ insulated glass for energy conservation.

Now, depending on your preference – single hung or double hung windows – ask what mechanism is used to manipulate the sashes. The constant force coil spring balance system is the best choice because it incorporates a titanium coil and may be designed to last a lifetime. Ask if their windows have a spring and string method (known as block and tackle) or spiral metal balances. The spring and string mechanism can offer ease of operation whereas the spiral system rarely maintains its initial ease. If one of those strings should break, ask if it’s replaced free of charge. The constant force coil spring balance system can come with a lifetime warranty. Keep in mind that a good quality hung window has sashes that tilt in, allowing you to clean both sides of the glass from the inside. You’ll want this feature whether you’re replacing first, second, or third floor windows.

Andrew and his team were amazing! The project took several days (demolish and rebuild a staircase and supporting wall). They were on time EVERY day and truly cared about my property. They hung plastic and ensured that the dirt/dust from the project did not permeate the rest of the house.

From the very beginning, Andrew Cosello was professional and knowledgeable. He gave us a fair and appropriate estimate for the job. He communicated well with us throughout the entire job – from informing us as to when the job would begin as well as updates about how long the job would take.

After receiving 7 quotes for the project, we hired Cosello Construction. Cosello’s quote was not the cheapest or the most expensive. We feel that we got what we paid for by hiring Cosello Construction: quality craftmanship, experience, and an industry professional. Cosello Construction worked with our architectural plans and completed the work masterfully.

Andrew and his assistants do excellent work. We had them do major renovations on our investment property, so we hired him for some minor work in our own home. We were very pleased with the work done on both properties and would recommend them to a friend or relative without hesitation.