Business owners or facility managers have many factors to consider when it comes to window replacement. Unlike homeowners who are likely installing their windows to add value and beauty, commercial property owners must think of how adding new commercial windows can benefit their buildings. That’s why mistakes should be avoided as much as possible.
To help you make the right decisions, here are some mistakes you need to avoid during the installation:
1. Considering Initial Costs Only
Any savvy business owner would want to make sure they are making the most of their budget, which is why the initial costs for window replacements is a big factor. Nonetheless, it is more important to look at the life-cycle costs of your replacement windows—these include maintenance, energy, and other costs associated with installing and maintaining the windows. Keep in mind that life-cycle costs should also apply when installing commercial deck railings.
2. Overlooking the Intangible Benefits
What do we mean by “intangible benefits”? These are factors that you cannot measure easily. One example is how these new windows will affect the comfort levels of the building occupants. Improper installation can cause glare, drafts, and hot spots, which, in turn, can affect the comfort of the people inside your commercial facility.
Another intangible benefit is aesthetics. Are the windows a great match for your commercial property? Knowing how the new windows will affect the appearance of your commercial property is a factor that you can’t and shouldn’t overlook.
3. Not Considering Security
Windows serve as a barrier between the outdoors and your interiors, which is why they play a key role when it comes to the security of your facility. Hardware, glazing, window style, and area of installation; these factors can affect how effective your windows will be in terms of security.
You need to put a great deal of thought into your window replacement if you want to get the most out of this. When you need help in choosing the right window replacement and commercial siding, our team is always available to provide insights. Call us at (503) 512-6070.