Is it time to repair repair or replace your old windows? This is the question on the minds of many homeowners as their house ages and major systems in their home are starting to reach the end of their life expectancy and break down. Repairing your windows seems like the obvious and less expensive choice, but is it really? Window replacement comes with many benefits, often including saving you money in other areas of home ownership, like energy bills.
Whether to repair or replace should be determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the state of your windows as well as other factors. Here’s what to know about window replacement versus window repair for your home.
The primary benefit of repairing your windows instead of replacing them is the cost savings. Replacing all the windows in your home will likely be a sizeable investment, Many homeowners spend thousands of dollars getting new windows installed in their home. If your windows are in good enough shape that they can be saved, and if the repairs required aren’t too extensive, then you could benefit from window repair.
Some people choose to repair instead of replace because their windows (like the rest of their house) are historic, and they’d like to keep the windows to preserve the character of their home. However, replacing windows with the right products can preserve the look and character of your home.
Renewal by Andersen of Long Island produces high quality windows that come in a full range of standard, and custom, styles. Installing replacement windows from Renewal by Andersen allows you to enjoy the benefits of a new window product, while maintaining the beauty of your home.
Window replacement comes with many benefits!
Installing new windows can make your house more attractive to future home buyers. If you’re planning to sell in the next few years, consider window replacement to make your house a stand-out property. Buyers will make larger offers for a home with new systems like newly installed windows.
The best replacement windows are made from the latest window technology and window materials, which means they’re more energy efficient than windows made just a few years ago. For example, windows made from Renewal by Andersen of Long Island are made with Low-E glass. They come with dual pane glazing to add extra insulation. They also have window frames made with durable, low-maintenance Fibrex composite material. These two products help your home stay a more comfortable temperature throughout the day and night – no matter what the temperature is outside.
New windows should be in good repair, and they should stay that way for a long time. This means less time and energy spent on home repairs for years to come.
Not sure which is better – window replacement or window repair? Get a quote for both. If the required window repairs are extensive, then it may be time to get replacement windows. Your window dealer and installer – or even your window repair person – may let you know when it’s better to install new windows instead of replacing them.
To learn more about having beautiful windows installed in your Long Island home, call Renewal by Andersen of Long Island at (866) 609-5033 or fill out the short form on this page to set up a consultation.