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Replacing Your Windows: A Step-By-Step Guide

Replacing Your Windows: A Step-By-Step Guide

Ready to swap out the windows on your home? Window Expo can help! Here’s what to expect when you work with us to replace your windows

Get a free quote for window replacement.

When you’re ready, we begin the process with a free quote created by a home visit or virtual consultation. Some ask why we can’t provide a quote over the phone. The answer is simple: every home is different and seeing your home provides our expert team a much better idea of your needs and requirements.

During the consultation, we inspect and measure your existing windows. Then through a brief demo, we show you exactly how our windows work, using a heat lamp that mimics the weather in Texas. Our windows keep your home at the perfect temperature year-round. If noise is a concern, we can also perform a sound test to show how our windows will dampen sound from noisy highways or loud neighbors.

Our design consultant will have everything available at your appointment to make sure you all of our available color options and custom design features.

The best part of this first step is that the cost we provide you is an actual price – not an estimate.

Consider your options.

Because our windows come with a variety of features, we’ll also discuss the options that are perfect for your home, like a gorgeous portrait window to showcase your garden or a sliding window that easily opens horizontally.

Our design team can help you choose custom colors to boost curb appeal. You can choose a color for the interior and exterior, allowing you to mix and match options for the frame that complement your home’s design, inside and out.

Choosing a window style and options can be overwhelming, so we’re here to help you weigh every option. No matter if your home is classically inspired or ultra-modern, Window Expo offers the perfect window.

Kick back while we install.

We want you to be totally satisfied by your new windows, so our installation team is comprised of only certified professionals. We even provide regular training to our team so that everyone stays up-to-date on the best installation techniques. With over 100,000 windows installed throughout Texas, we are among the most experienced teams in our area.

Installation typically takes one to three days, depending upon how many windows will be replaced. We’ll schedule the installation at a convenient time for you and your family. First, we remove your windows in limited sections and install each new window with a flawless fit on your home, protecting it from harmful elements. We work in small batches to help limit the outdoor elements from coming into your home. Then, we’ll haul away the old windows so you can say goodbye to drafty windows forever! We respect your home and will leave the worksite cleaner and tidier than when we began.

Enjoy your windows for a lifetime!

Your new investment is also backed by a double limited lifetime warranty on your windows against warping, cracking, breaking, etc. One of the benefits of working with our professionals is that you are covered by an installation warranty. Window manufacturer warranties don’t cover issues that arise from improper installation. This is why we provide a limited lifetime labor warranty on our installation services.

In the last step of the installation process, we’ll show you how to maintain your windows and use all of their features. We truly want you to love them because our mission is to improve the lives that we touch by creating customers for life.

Need proof of our commitment? Read this review from our recent customer, Melissa:

“After 13 years in our home, we noticed gaps and condensation between our windows. We knew it was time to replace our existing, cheap aluminum windows. The execution of the installation was perfect. The Window Expo team was professional and extremely prudent of not leaving any debris behind. How nice to have all of the old aluminum windows hauled away. The installation was complete in two short days. The caulking around the windows is neat and clean. Not to mention, the windows are made in the USA, a superior product. Again, PERFECTLY EXECUTED process.”

Ready to get started? Contact us for a free quote today. We can’t wait to help you see your home in a whole new light.

How Window Expo engineered windows for smart Texas homeowners

How we specially engineered windows for smart Texas homeowners.

It’s a little-known fact that different kinds of windows are manufactured especially for different environmental conditions. If you’re lucky enough to call Texas home, shouldn’t your windows be built with the unique climate of Texas in mind?

Many windows installed by our competitors are actually manufactured for other regions of the United States. Our windows are specifically engineered to meet the unique challenges presented by the Texas climate because, as a locally owned business, we know the Lone Star State. The sweltering summers and mild winters in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and other Texas cities cause certain window qualities to be more important than others.

What makes our custom-made Anlin Del Mar Windows the smart choice for Texas homes? There are four key factors we took into consideration when creating them:

Low-Maintenance Vinyl Frames

Vinyl frames are an excellent barrier between the exterior and interior of your home that’s meant to keep heat exactly where it belongs. We’ve purposefully chosen foam that’s inserted in dead air chambers within the frame for maximum energy efficiency. With ultra-strong, fiberglass-reinforced inserts, your home will have superior thermal insulation. And, vinyl frames are easy to clean, strong and will not warp or rot over time. They’re a smart investment for homes in Texas.

Low-E Glass

Homeowners tell us that they love how bright and cheery their homes are after our window replacement process. That’s because our windows feature low-emissive glass, which brings more light into your home without sacrificing energy-efficient qualities. It’s a microscopic coating that is transparent and provides maximum protection against sun exposure. This makes it ideal for the Texas climate. During the winter, warm sunlight can enter your home. During the summer, you get the cooling benefits of perfect solar control.

ENERGY STAR® Certified In Texas

Smart homeowners know to shop for ENERGY STAR® certified products because they deliver on value and are rigorously tested to be energy-efficient. Our windows exceed these requirements, helping you save year-round. Nationwide, windows with this certification lower energy bills by 12%. Window Expo customers with whole-home window replacements see maximum savings both in terms of their bills and energy efficiency. That’s not just pocket change but real money you can put to work. And, as a bonus: our windows are manufactured in the USA for extremely reasonable prices without
sacrificing quality.

Custom For Any Style Home

There are so many influences on Texas architecture. Homes in the region vary from farmhouse and Tudor to craftsman, mid-century modern, and ranch. How can one window be a fit for any type of home? We make it easy because our replacement windows are customizable in every aspect: style, color, configuration and more. Whether you are looking for a huge portrait window as a focal point in your favorite room or specific color options to match both the interior and exterior of your home, our windows are a workhorse.

Thinking of a change?

We’re eager to help! As a locally owned company in Texas, we know that when Texans work together, it not only makes our homes better but also our community.

We deeply care about our customers and they’re our family. That’s why we created our custom replacement windows with their specific needs in mind. Let’s make a change together – reach out for a free, no-commitment quote today from one of our experts in your neighborhood.

Hope = Confident Expectations ❤

 

Have you ever looked to the future with great confidence? 

 

One month ago, many of us could only look toward the future with much uncertainty. Seems like even at one month later, many are still only looking 1-2 days ahead…as the future is still a bit unclear. 

 

Here at Window Expo and Bath Expo, our team had a choice: 

1) Do we choose to look toward our future with uncertainty and fear?  

2) Or do we choose to embrace hope, and confidently expect good to come from it all? 

 

We didn’t have to look too far to find our answer. Our incredible team members. 

 

When Texas began to prohibit large gatherings, we completely understood & supported why. However, we knew this would affect a big portion of our team…our Shows & Events Team. Home & Garden shows were cancelling, malls were closing their doors and outdoor events were on a permanent hold. Over 30 amazing team members suddenly had no place to represent our brand…and we didn’t know if or when events would open back up. 

 

The future was unclear. However, even in the midst of uncertainty, one of the events team members said to me: 

 

We’re going to be ok. We just need to focus on getting through each day with joy, love and hope. And even though I cannot promote our brand in the field, I will be promoting our brand to my social media, friends and family. Because this company is unlike any other. I love this company. 

 

I love that: “Focus on getting through each day with joy, love and hope.” 

 

And that is exactly what we have chosen to do! 

 

We are choosing joy, love and hope every single day.   

We are choosing to have confident expectations for the future.   

We are choosing to spread hope in our community.  

We are choosing to care and serve our customers with excellence. 

 

Hope = Confident Expectations. 

Join us. And let us know how we can serve you!   

Your Window Expo & Bath Expo Team 

www.bathexpotx.com and www.windowexpo.com   

“Creating Customers For Life, By Improving The Lives We Touch” 

#WEBEHopeful

Staying Hopeful in Texas

How To Keep Local Businesses Going Strong 

Texas.  It’s a state unlike any other. And like our fellow Texans, we’re proud to be our own little country that’s neither West, East, North or South.  We’re just TEXAS y’all.

 

When the Coronavirus (COVID-19) began to impact our state, I once again experienced the strength, hope and love our Texas community has in times of uncertainty.  I think back to 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, and all the uncertainty that followed those moments in time.  It was such a sad and uncertain time, yet we saw a community coming together like never before.  Everyone supporting each other, caring, giving and serving. 

 

Even in the midst of darkness, Texans were shining bright…just like those Texas stars at night.

 

Right now, many Texan small businesses are being hit hard, and are struggling to stay open and serve their community well.  Our prayers and word of hope surround you daily.  Like us, please continue to support these businesses.  They all need us.

 

Here at Window Expo & Bath Expo, we are a small Texas business ourselves.  And, complying with government mandates to keep us all safe is our top priority.  We are thankful current mandate allows residential construction to continue!  

 

Although we have implemented a strict health & safety policy with our sales and install team, we are fully respecting and following our customers’ lead for their comfort level.  This prompted a virtual appointment option!  We now have TWO options to serve you well and give you the confidence to keep that home renovation project rolling ahead!

 

The bottom line is like all small businesses, we have still taken a hit.  So, could we ask a favor?  YOU could be HOPE to us!  Here is how you can support local business:

  • Shop Local! Please keep Texan companies going strong, like us!  We encourage you to research, and choose Texan made-and-grown companies.  We service Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antonio.  And every town in-between.  We KNOW Texas! Many of our competitors proclaim it, but not many can claim it!  We can. ? 
  • Current & Prior Customers – Please share with your family & friends! Referrals help small businesses grow.  They are the greatest blessing we could receive from you, as it says you love our work and trust us to care for your family & friends.  And we’ll even give you $100 should they purchase!  Extra cash is always fun and it’s our small way of thanking you.
  • Get Social with Us! Facebook, Instagram, Blogs…follow us!  We are active daily, so you can always find a good post to like, comment and share.
  • Remember What We Specialize In! We’ve got you covered:
  • BATH EXPO: Many of our shower/bath renovations can be completed in ONE-Day! Beautiful, safe, anti-microbial and strong.  Breathtaking custom solutions, from a trusted/local company.
    • Shower Renovations
    • Bath Renovations
    • Tub-To-Shower Conversions
  • WINDOW EXPO: Our Windows are made in the U.S.A. and custom-crafted to match your home and your unique style, size and energy-efficiency requirements. Our windows are specifically designed for our Texan climate!  And we promise the Best Value Price, Guaranteed.  Simply said, our windows stand head-to-head with the quality of national brands like Renewal by Anderson or Pella windows, but at a much more efficient cost. 
    • Entry Doors
    • Storm Doors
    • Replacement Windows

Thank you Texas!  Let’s stand together, to keep us STRONG.

 

 

Your Window Expo & Bath Expo Team

www.bathexpotx.com and www.windowexpo.com 

“Creating Customers For Life, By Improving The Lives We Touch”

#WEBEHopeful 

WEBE Hopeful!

 

There’s a fun little tidbit about being Window Expo & Bath Expo.  And that is:

Window Expo = WE

Bath Expo = BE

We call ourselves “WEBE” all of the time. Which makes for some fun internal conversations!  On our internal Facebook Team page, it’s fun to see the unique usage for “WE-BE” in hashtags left by team members in their posts.  Recently I have seen:

#WEBEUnited   #WEBEStrong   #WEBEFamily   #WEBEAwesome  #WEBEaBlessing…and so on.  So fun!  It really has become part of our culture.

 

Our recent blog posts have all been focused around surrounding you, our community, with messages of hope.  We are carrying this through all of our messaging here at Window Expo & Bath Expo, in hopes that we can send more encouraging content into our community as we navigate this time of uncertainty.

 

#WEBEhopeful is the message we are leading with.  And we are asking you to join us in our endeavors!  We want to know: What has brought you hope?  How are you experiencing hope?  Who has brought you hope?  Do you have a message of hope to share?

 

We want to know!  Please send us your message or post it to your Facebook or Instagram and tag us at @windowexpoandbathexpo with the hashtag #WEBEhopeful.

 

Spread the word of hope today, and let’s encourage and support one another with #WEBEhopeful. 

 

Your Window Expo & Bath Expo Team

www.bathexpotx.com and www.windowexpo.com 

“Creating Customers For Life, By Improving The Lives We Touch”

#WEBEHopeful 

A Message Of HOPE

 

What an amazing response to our prior blog post, “A Sign of Hope!”  Keep sending us your rainbow pictures or post to Social Media.

 

Window Expo & Bath Expo is a company of faith, and for over 12 years, we have had a mission to serve our fellow Texans well, by improving the lives we touch. We may provide quality window replacement solutions for your home, but YOU, the person, the family, always come first.  And it has been and is our pleasure to serve you.

 

Because of that foundation of faith, I wanted to simply give you a word of hope, found within the story of Noah. 

 

Noah’s Ark may seem like a children’s story of old, but it is a story ever so relevant today.  As we find ourselves more at home, our homes may start to feel a little like the ark Noah and his family were in for 40 days!  Although I am personally glad I only have one spoiled cat to care for, instead of hundreds! Ha!  Oh my, could you imagine?!

 

In Genesis Chapter 8 verse 1, it says, “And God Remembered Noah.” 

 

Yes, Noah was not forgotten. He was placed in that ark, the refuge God provided, to keep him and his family safe.  God didn’t just shut the door and say good luck! He had Noah, and his family, secure in His hands the entire time.

 

You may be feeling stuck in the Ark like Noah, but remember, God is there.  He loves you and is keeping you safe.  He will not leave you and will provide a way for us all, once it is safe.

 

Even when a little window in the ark is the only view we may have, God sees the bigger picture.  (Genesis 8: 6-22)  A rainbow promise is waiting for us on the other side!  Stay Strong Fellow Texans and keep hope.  Soon, we will be on dry land.

 

If we can serve you further, please call or visit us anytime.

 

Your Window Expo & Bath Expo Team

www.bathexpotx.com and www.windowexpo.com 

“Creating Customers For Life, By Improving The Lives We Touch”

#WEBEHopeful

 

P.S. – Here are some more rainbows we have received! Keep drawing rainbows as a sign of hope, and send us a photo!

 

A Sign Of Hope!

Although this may not be a typical post from our company, we found the more we shared this amazing story with others, the more it brought hope! And we could all use some hope right now. Pause and enjoy. #WEBEhopeful

 

Coronavirus.  COVID-19.  Terms that were not in our everyday language just a few short weeks ago.  Now our world, country and even the great state of Texas know them well.  They are terms that have stopped us in our tracks, having all of us wondering when we will take steps forward again?

Here at Window Expo and Bath Expo, we too have felt the impact and uncertainty of what is to come.  But last Wednesday night, a sign of hope was delivered to our company, and it all started with a text message from a previous customer, and a painted window.

I was sitting on my couch that Wednesday night when a text message came through with this photo:

Girl painting rainbow on window with message "God has us! God has your company too! I love this window!"

 

In the midst of a difficult and uncertain week for us all, our wonderful customer sent us this sign of hope.  I cannot tell you how this encouraged our company and team.  After letting her know this, she simply texted back:

 

Go paint a rainbow.

 

So we did!  Our team returned to our offices and homes the next day, took our Expo Markers, and started drawing rainbows as a sign of hope:

At the close of the business day, storms started building here in Dallas.  I sat in my office watching the winds plow through the trees, the sky growing dark and the rain coming down in sheets.  I looked to my rainbow on my office window, and pushed through wrapping up my day.

 

At 7:20pm, I left my office and as I turned from the parking lot onto the street, sunlight hit my face, and as I turned, I saw this:

Y’all, that’s a FULL RAINBOW OVER OUR OFFICE

 

Now that’s a sign of HOPE. I just sat in awe of God’s goodness and gifts of hope to us in times of uncertainty.  It is our hope at Window Expo & Bath Expo that you cling to hope right now.  As a company, we’ll be focusing on bringing messages of hope and being hope in our community for the next 40 days.  It is our prayer this brings you encouragement and hope.

We encourage YOU to draw a rainbow at home!  Draw, take a pic, tag us:

@windowexpoandbathexpo with the hashtag #WEBEhopeful.

 

Your Window Expo & Bath Expo Team

www.bathexpotx.com and www.windowexpo.com 

“Creating Customers For Life, By Improving The Lives We Touch”

#WEBEHopeful

Should I Replace my Windows Before Selling My House?

Replacement Windows If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, you might be wondering if it’s a good idea to replace the windows before doing so. You may have heard from friends and family that it can be beneficial to do so, but you may also be on the fence about investing in a project that you won’t be around to enjoy. However, while you won’t reap the benefits of living with new home windows, the new owner will. Below are some reasons why it is a good idea to replace the windows before selling your home.

The Buyer Will Appreciate It

Windows are a home improvement project that offers both improved aesthetics as well as enhanced functionality. A potential buyer will definitely look at the condition of your windows and, if you have new ones, it will be one less thing that they will have to worry about. They will be happy that they will be getting brand-new windows, and you’ll be able to ask for more money when listing your home.

A Great Return on Investment

When it comes to remodeling projects, it can be hard to get a good return on investment. Windows though are one of the rare exceptions. The typical return on investment for a whole-house window replacement project can range from about 70% to 80%, which is actually very good. Compare that to a kitchen remodel that averages somewhere around 50% or less, and you’ll see what a good investment replacing windows really is.

Enhanced Energy Efficiency

Replacing old windows with new ones will dramatically increase the energy efficiency of your home. This will allow your HVAC system to more easily maintain a comfortable interior temperature, which can lead to lower monthly energy bills. This is a very attractive benefit to those who are looking to purchase a home.

Increased Curb Appeal

Having new windows installed will enhance the overall curb appeal of your home. This will help catch the eye of potential buyers and make it that much more likely that you’ll be able to sell your home quickly.

For the Best Replacement Windows in Texas, Turn to Window Expo

Whether you’re looking to sell your home, or you just want new windows for your own reasons, Window Expo is the company to call. We offer gorgeous vinyl windows from the Anlin Del Mar window series that are:

  • Energy efficient – Equipped with a number of features such as multiple panes of glass, argon gas fills, and spacers, our windows are some of the most energy-efficient ones on the market.
  • Customizable – Available in a number of styles, colors, and configuration options, you’ll be able to choose windows that meet your aesthetic and functional needs.
  • Easy to maintain – Our windows are constructed with vinyl frames that never need to be painted or scraped. All you’ll need to do to keep them looking like new is to wipe them down on occasion with soapy water.

To learn more about the windows we have available to homeowners throughout the Central Texas area, contact the experts at Window Expo today.

Is Replacing Windows Messy?

Replacement WindowAre you considering replacing the windows in your home? If so, you might find yourself wondering if replacing the windows will be a messy endeavor. Put simply, yes, it will definitely be a messy project. That’s because there will undoubtedly be a lot of dust that gets spread around during the installation process. While you may take as many precautions as possible, such as cleaning the old windows as much as you can, you’ll never be able to reach every little piece of dust. Plus, all of that cleaning really won’t matter once the old windows are removed because, at that point, dust and debris will start falling from where the frame was.

How Can the Mess be Minimized?

While you can’t stop the mess, you can do things to minimize the dust from getting all over your home. The most useful thing you can do is to make sure that plastic tarps are set down on both the inside and outside of your window. These tarps will catch most of the dust that falls and prevent it from getting all over the floor of your home or on your lawn. You can also get plastic coverings and put them over couches, beds, shelves, or anywhere else that you think might be in danger of getting covered in dust.

What Other Steps Can I Take?

To be extra safe, there are a few other steps you can take when prepping for a window installation. You can remove any items from the room that the window is being replaced in so that they won’t get dirty, or end up accidentally getting broken. Another good step to take is to keep pets out of the area. That’s not only because you don’t want them to get hurt but also because they could cause problems by accidentally bumping into something or spreading the debris around even further.

So, while the process of replacing a window will cause a mess, there are steps that can be taken to minimize it.

Professional Window Installation Services Offered by Window Expo

When you’re looking to have replacement windows installed in your home, Window Expo is the company to call. One reason is that we offer the Anlin Del Mar window series. These windows are available in a number of style and color options and are durable and energy efficient. What’s more, our team of highly trained and experienced installers will work tirelessly to ensure that your windows are installed correctly and function perfectly, and will clean up the job site when they’re finished. So, when they leave, all you’ll be left with are beautiful new windows without any mess.

To learn more about the replacement windows we have available to homeowners throughout the Central Texas area, contact Window Expo today.

Will Replacing Windows Reduce Noise?

Replacement Windows If you live on a busy street, near an airport, or just have neighbors that tend to get a little loud at times, you might be looking for ways to reduce the noise from the outside. Would replacing the windows on your home help? Luckily for you, the answer is yes! If you choose the right windows. You see, glass windows are unfortunately ideal for conducting sound waves, so a single pane of glass will do almost nothing to stop noise from penetrating into your home. While it’s not possible to completely soundproof your home, you can significantly reduce the noise if you choose the right windows.

How Can Windows Reduce Noise?

If you truly want to make an impact on noise reduction, you’ll need to choose windows that have some of the following features:

  • Multiple panes – With each additional pane of glass that your window has, the noise will be reduced even more. Look for windows that have three panes of glass for maximum noise reduction.
  • Space between the panes – The more space between the sheets of glass, the better the sound prevention. Look for windows that come with spacer systems.
  • Argon gas fills – When argon gas is inserted between the panes of a window, it will add a few benefits to the window. Not only will it minimize heat transfer through the window, but it will also add an additional barrier that sound will have to penetrate to enter the home.
  • Thick glass – The thickness of the glass also plays a major role in sound prevention. The thicker the glass is, the less noise you will hear from the outside.

Beautiful Windows Equipped with Soundproofing Features

If you live in Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, or anywhere in the Central Texas area and are looking to replace your home’s windows for noise reduction purposes, turn to the professionals at Window Expo. We’ve been in business since 2006, and in that time have helped countless homeowners just like you find windows that will not only help to reduce noise but provide a number of other fantastic benefits, too. Just place a call to us and we’ll come out to your home for a free, no-obligation consultation where we will listen to your needs and work collaboratively with you to help you choose a window that will meet them all. What’s more, because we are a Texas-based company that serves only Texas homeowners, you can count on receiving windows that are designed specifically for our climate.

Soundproofing Features of Our Windows

We are proud to offer the Anlin Del Mar window series. These high-quality windows offer beauty, energy-efficiency, and of course, sound reduction. These windows are equipped with sound suppression technology that includes dissimilar, thicker glass panes that are designed to specifically disrupt the sound waves entering your home. What’s more, they also have spacer systems, argon gas fills, and multiple panes of glass, making them one of the most soundproof windows available on the market today.

To learn more about the windows that we have available to homeowners throughout the Central Texas area, contact Window Expo today.