In an urge to update your home, updating the windows seems like just another item on the list of what needs to be done. But you should probably think more carefully about replacing your windows than you have. This is not to say that you shouldn't replace your windows. It is merely to point out that replacing windows is not just the next thing that needs to be done in a long list of things to be done, it's a big operation that requires careful thought. In many ways, it is akin to a facelift, albeit for your house. And the decisions are similar either way. You want to be sure to compliment or enhance the beauty of your home's face, not overpower or overwhelm it or give it jarring features.
If you're updating in the name of energy efficiency, there may be some better ways to tackle energy efficiency in your home. It will save you money, yes. But you can also increase the energy efficiency of your windows without replacing them — you can have storm windows installed, for example. There are some very nice interior storm windows that don't mess with how your windows look from outside at all. Or you can caulk around your windows or add weather stripping — and these are things you can do for yourself. Of course, if you're aiming for true energy efficiency in your home, replacing your windows is something you will likely need to do at some point. Especially if you have particularly inefficient windows or you live in harsh weather environments. Doubly so, for the unfortunate souls dealing with both problems at once.
Also, windows with issues — sticking or rot that has set in, condensation in the glass, or other such things — can often be repaired. Or sometimes you only need parts replaced, not the whole window. If the windows are still within warranty, it may not cost you anything, either, so it's worth your energy to dig up the warranty for your windows and check it. Then again, some of the damage may be difficult or more expensive to repair than replacing the window would be. Most services that handle residential window replacement also handle repair as well, and you can consult them for what the best way to handle your particular situation would be.
For more information, reach out to a window replacement service in your area today.Share