Are you thinking about replacing the windows in your home? Replacing windows provides a variety of benefits. These include higher energy efficiency, easier cleaning, and fewer drafts. Replacing windows is a decision you shouldn’t take lightly. Window replacement should be something you take time to consider seriously before committing. Here are four things you should think through before calling your local glass specialist to schedule an appointment.
1. Savings Expectations
While new windows are absolutely more energy efficient than older windows, they don’t pay for themselves. If you’re thinking your window replacement will practically pay for itself over the next few months of lowered energy bills, you may be disappointed. Replacing windows can be costly. While the benefits associated with the upgrade are worth the expense, make sure you manage your savings expectations.
2. Repair Options
It’s worth noting that in some cases, old windows can be repaired rather than replaced. If your biggest concern is the elimination of drafts, sticking, and obnoxious sounds, a residential glass specialist may be able to repair your current windows relatively easily.
3. Partial Replacement
Depending on the current condition of your windows, you may be able to get away with a partial window replacement. Glass specialists can sometimes replace the glass insert without removing all of the trim as well. This process can be less expensive and still offer improved energy efficiency.
4. Resale Value
Updated windows can be a major selling point for buyers if your home will soon be, or is currently, on the market. Buyers like to see and hear about recent updates and you can expect to get a large portion of your window replacement investment back.
Want to Speak with a Professional About Replacing Windows?
Still trying to determine whether window replacement is right for you and your home? United Glass Specialists of Puyallup and the surrounding areas is here to help. We offer assistance with residential glass, automotive glass, or commercial glass. For more information, visit our website or call (360)703-9077.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
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