Replace or Repair?
New windows can lower energy costs, bring in the light and make the house more attractive to buyers. Window technology is also improving, so the prospect of new windows is even more attractive. A well-sealed window is less drafty, so it is more efficient and easier to clean.
Since windows protect the home against intrusions from other people, wildlife, the elements, and even from too much outdoor noise, any window damage should be addressed as soon as possible.
Windows in good condition, however, last a long time before they need replacing. Look at the window frame and notice what it was made of. If it's wood, it may have too much moisture around it, which causes damage from rot and mold. Homeowners may also notice window damage if there is excess condensation, or the windows become hard to open.
Replace instead of repair if you already have old windows. Windows should last over 20 years, but if they are older than that, have their efficiency assessed by a professional.
If you are not sure whether the windows should be replaced or repaired, then it is time to call in the pros. They have the knowledge to advise on the need, as well as on the style and design, of the best windows for your home.
Is Window Replacement a Good DIY Project?
Only if you know what you are doing! To really make the cost of window replacement pay for itself it must be done right. Professional window installers have valuable skills and the right tools.
Using professional installers ensures that the windows are installed correctly, that they are energy efficient and provide the necessary security features. Professionally installed windows come with warranties and Energy Star Certifications.
Another reason to get the experts is because window installation can be tricky. It may be one thing to install windows on the ground floor but there is a lot more to it on the second level!
When windows are installed correctly and professionally, the good news is that they don’t need to be replaced very often.
Windows protect your home and remember; the professionals have the right tools and safety training. Calling the pros will save you time and effort and give you peace of mind.
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