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Window Replacement: Small Investment, Big Return

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Compared to all of the other areas of a home to renovate, windows may be last on your mind and to-do list.

However, replacing windows and keeping them well-maintained and up to date is incredibly crucial for many reasons. Replacing your windows can enhance your home’s character as well as providing comfort in your day to day lives.

Having your old windows repaired and well-maintained comes with many benefits. When you have old, worn down windows, your curb appeal goes down significantly. This is especially important for home sellers, as buyers in the market today are looking for homes that require little effort to renovate on their end. Even if you aren’t planning on moving anytime soon, the appeal and comfort of newer and energy efficient windows have a long lasting effect.

Comfort and efficiency are important. As time progresses, the sealant on your windows deteriorates due to seasonal changes and they become less efficient at holding in your heating and cooling. Not only will replacing your windows keep you physically comfortable, but your wallet and budget later on will thank you as the cooler months come rolling in.

As for symptoms on when to replace, for some it may be apparent and other times not so much. There are many things that could happen to windows when they have outlived their time. Two of the more common ones are:

Rotting Wood

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Rotting wood can be caused by many things, most frequently it is due to incorrect treatments when painted or installed. If they are not sealed correctly, the moisture, humidity, etc., can completely tarnish the character of the wood supporting it.
If you feel air traveling through cracks, or visibly see rotting sections, it is time for them to go! These symptoms also apply to drafty windows and broken seals. The heating and cooling you pay to crank on is going directly out the window! You will notice condensation or a fog building as a result of air coming in and out.

 

Broken Window Panes

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Accidents happen. What matters is that you repair them immediately! As mentioned above, the wear and tear of weather including the cold and humidity, can ruin the rest of the framing.
What needs to be replaced is only the glass, unless there is some severe damage.

Window Renovations are one of the biggest cost vs. return ratios when it comes to your home.

Contact us for an estimate today!

 

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  • Tyler Johnson
    August 8, 2019, 3:38 pm REPLY

    That’s good to know that a broken window could ruin the rest of the frame as well. I would think that it could cost a lot to replace, so it would be better to get it fixed right away. I’ll have to make sure to call a window repair company to come to fix my window if I ever break one.

  • Braden Bills
    October 8, 2019, 12:00 pm REPLY

    The windows upstairs are starting to let in a draft, and I’m not sure what to do. It makes sense that getting them replaced would be beneficial! That way, I can ensure that they are energy efficient.

  • Jerry Woods
    October 21, 2019, 1:19 pm REPLY

    It’s good to know that replacing your windows will increase the efficiency of them. My wife and I are looking to renovate our home and we want to start saving money on our utility bills. I’ll be sure to tell my wife that new windows can help us save money in the colder months.

  • Jay Jorgenson
    October 29, 2019, 10:55 am REPLY

    My nephew was playing baseball in my backyard and he accidentally hit my window. I like how you mention that cold and humidity, can ruin a window frame so it should be replaced. Thank you for the information. I’ll hire a window repair service to replace my window.

  • Trevor Hall
    November 11, 2019, 11:19 am REPLY

    It’s nice that you talked about the curb appeal of your home is heavily affected by broken or damaged windows. My basement has had some renovations going on and some of the windows have unfortunately been cracked. I think it’s time to fix those up before winter comes and the cold air starts to creep in as well.

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