Are you unsure if your window needs a repair or a replacement? Look no further! Here is a comprehensive checklist to help you determine which choice is right for you and your home.
Minor dings and issues can sometimes be fixed with a simple repair. If you notice a draft coming from your window, check the weatherstripping to see if that’s what needs to be replaced. If there is a hardware issue, a repair can also be appropriate. If there is further damage to your window, that is likely an indicator that it’s time to replace it.
If you identify with the following statements, your likely due to replace your windows because of damages.
Your windows have single-pane glass or temperature-conductive frames. If your windows let in a draft or fail to insulate your house, it is in your best interest to replace your windows.
Your windows are in poor condition. Damage such as cracked glass or rotting frames can lower your home’s energy efficiency as well.
Your windows pose a safety hazard. If your windows do not fully open or close, this could put you and your family in danger in case of an emergency.
These issues can cause discomfort, unnecessary spending or even dangerous situations. We strongly recommend replacing your windows if you fall under any of these categories.
Another reason many people choose to replace their windows is to improve energy efficiency. We encourage our clients to keep energy efficiency in mind, as this will help you live a greener lifestyle and save on your energy bills.
The Frame: Window frames are not just an aesthetic choice – they can influence energy efficiency just as much as the glass! Frames come in a variety of materials, which is why you should discuss your goals with your installation company before making your decision.
The Glass: This factor is what most people know contributes to energy efficiency, yet do not know much about the differing options. Windows can be double or triple paned, and the fibers that make up the glass can vary greatly. Speak with your installer to discuss factors such as visibility, insulation and value. Your priorities with determine what type of glass is right for you.
The Installation: In order for your windows to be energy efficient, they need to be installed correctly! Skilled professionals should not need to rely on expanding foams or sealants to make your window fit. Window installation requires great attention to detail and pre-installation practices in order to achieve the best results.
Whether you need a repair or replacement, Momentum Home is a great place to start!
At Momentum Home, we’ve redefined renovation. With highly skilled teams dedicated to helping you and your family every step of the way, we ensure a customer experience that is second-to-none. Bring your home into the future — join Team Momentum.
For more information, visit momentumhome.com or call 1 (888) 338-HOME today.