Do Replacement Windows Have To Look Cheap?

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“I don’t even want to tell you how much I’m spending on this renovation,” Chad said. Along with his wife Gabby, Chad is fixing up his home in Marshfield, MA. “We’ve worked out a plan to maximize out budget: the things Gabby and I can do, we do, and then we call in the pros for those jobs that are beyond us.”

“I really thought we’d be able to install our own vinyl windows on the porch,” Gabby said. “I see replacement windows for sale all the time at the home store. So I got out my measuring tape, figured out our window sizes and went down and got one that seemed pretty close.” She shrugged. “If we did all right putting that first window in, we figured we’d tackle the rest of the job.”

“So the window should have fit,” Chad said. “According to the measurements, we should have been fine. But when we got the old window out and the new window in, we had a gap like that all the way around.” He held up his fingers almost an inch apart. “We wound up putting ten or twelve shims just to get that window level and when I went outside to see how it looked?” Chad shook his head. “I really wasn’t happy with it.”

“Do replacement windows have to look cheap?” Gabby asked. “Our neighbor over there has beautiful windows, so I asked her where she got them. Well, you could have knocked me over with a feather when she told me they were vinyl replacements: I really thought they were original to the home! So we worked with the same window replacement company in Marshfield, and it was the best thing we could have done. We got our new porch windows, everything fits, it’s all level, and best of all, they look really great!” She smiled at her husband. “That means we can take on our next challenge!”

“Oh,” Chad said, waving a finger in the air. “Hooray!”