How do I determine if it’s time to invest in new windows?
Well, it’s probably fair to say, since you went to the effort to find this article, that you are (at the very least) less than satisfied with the overall condition of one, some, or all of your current windows. But, is it time to replace them? Well, the first option that should be explored before making that decision is repairing them. Repairs offer a great cost-effective solution for many homeowners, but they aren’t always the best solution. Here’s a quick look at when repairs are the right, and wrong idea. Right idea: Specific functional issues (broken glass, the window won’t stay up, locks are broken) The issues are limited (if you have to repair multiple issues per window or all of your windows have the same issues, it may just not be worth the cost) You have a reputable brand (brands like Andersen, Marvin, etc. have great options for ordering replacement sashes, or even converting an outdated model into a more modern, more efficient model) You have old wooden windows that show signs of rot, or seem misaligned (these older windows have survived for almost 100 years in some cases, and repairing the damage may restore them to their original state) […]