Happy new year! It’s time to start taking your resolutions more seriously. Was one of the items on your list for the upcoming to do something about your home’s aging windows? If it was, then one pressing question you face is whether you should repair your windows, or replace them entirely. Let’s take a closer look at both possibilities.
Although it may not seem like it, your home’s current windows might be more resilient than you might think. Occasionally, repairing older windows might also be less expensive, depending on the type of repairs you need. What are some reasons you might consider repairs instead of a full-on replacement?
Building codes: Are you familiar with the building codes in your area? If you have an older home in a famous neighborhood, the regulations might prevent you from replacing any windows. In some cases, if you wanted to install a replacement, it would have to match the original window, which might not be the easiest result to achieve.
Environmental impact: In these uncertain times when global weather patterns are becoming more unpredictable and more unstable, we all want to do our part to help the environment. By maintaining an existing window, it leaves less of a footprint behind when a newer window model is manufactured.
Even so, there are some instances in which a replacement window is the better option. If you worry about your health and the safety of your family, or if continual upkeep has become too burdensome, then the time is right for replacement windows.
Window jams: Over the years, your windows will become less reliable. A warped window isn’t just frustrating, but it can also present a safety hazard as well. You never know when a fire or other emergency necessitating a quick escape through a window might happen, so you should check on the condition of your current windows to make sure they don’t jam or stick.
Possible drafts: It’s below freezing out there as most of the east coast is suffering through a brutal cold snap. Prevent any potential drafts of cold air by replacing your windows. At the same time, you can cut down on your energy usage and help protect the wooden frames of your new window from rotting.
The Choice is Yours
Ultimately, the choice is yours. We advise that you evaluate what you are looking for, and what types of windows fit your tastes, and more importantly, your budget. Either way, the experts at Capital Remodeling are standing by to help you select and install your replacement windows.
Replacement Windows from Capital Remodeling
Capital Remodeling is ready to transform and secure your home this winter with affordable and durable replacement windows that are the best you’ll find. With our quality replacement window options and remodeling services, affordable prices, and flawless customer service, you will love the end-result. If you would like a free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-310-7154. If you’d like to see our past projects, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.