To Repair or to Replace – That Is the Question

Posted by Polar Shades on Feb 19, 2018 10:24:00 AM

Replacing windows can be an expensive project. Before spending the money, start by deciding if your windows can be repaired instead. Here are some signs to look out for to determine if your windows need to be repaired or replaced.

How to Tell if Your Windows Need Repairing or Replacing


Old Windows

Window that are old and worn could be costing you money. Holes and cracks allow air to escape, which can cause your heating and cooling unit to work harder, increasing your energy bill. Installing new windows is an energy-efficient upgrade that will save you money in the long run.

Broken Glass

A broken window causes obvious problems with both the look and energy efficiency of your home. If the windows are older, and only a portion of the window is damaged, the cost to replace the window in a way that allows it to blend with the rest of your windows will be high. Repairing individual panes might be a better option. If the windows are newer, the replacement cost will likely be lower.

Difficulty Opening or Closing

There’s a myriad of reasons your windows may not open or close properly. In some cases, it could be as simple as build-up within the tracks that can be removed by scraping the tracks to eliminate all debris. Some windows may have been painted shut, which can be resolved easily as well. Some problems, however, may not have an easy fix and older window parts may be difficult to find. In such cases, replacement may be necessary.

Intense Glare

There are windows on the market that will cut down on glare and filter sunlight, helping to preserve your interior and offering more privacy. You can find the same benefits by choosing window coverings, often for a lower cost. As an added bonus, you'll have control over how much light comes into your home and when.

Window shades are also a great way to upgrade your windows without having to replace them. For more information on window shades and how they can benefit your home, contact us today at 877-260-6110.

Topics: Home Maintenance

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