Buy new or repair? Be it your car, your air conditioner, or even your favorite sweater, it’s a question you will eventually have to answer for almost everything. When it comes to residential windows, the idea of simply repairing them rather than go through the hassle of a new install might seem appealing, but it’s important to understand when it’s time to finally replace.
- The Mechanisms are Busted
Opening up a window shouldn’t take a professional bodybuilder. If the older opening mechanisms are constantly getting jammed, it might be time to replace. On top of struggling just to open or close your windows, you could be risking outside factors driving up your energy bill, making it more costly as time goes on.
- Repairs are Becoming More Frequent
If your window repairs have put your contractor on your holiday shopping list, it’s time for an upgrade. A one-time repair should be able to last for most of the window’s life. If you find yourself scheduling another repair within a few months, you should consider calling in a replacement instead.
- You Want to Save Energy
Older windows can make your house hard to warm in the winters and difficult to cool in the summers, spiking up the price of your energy bills. Replacing your windows will seal up any hidden cracks and reflect the harsh UV rays that would otherwise turn your house into a sauna. Overall, replacing your windows can save you up to 15% on your energy bills! This can be especially beneficial if you’re considering putting your house on the market in the next few years.
If you’re still having trouble deciding, call St. Louis Glass Works! We will answer any additional questions you might have and can supply you with a free quote. Our experts make the replacement process stress-free, leaving your house looking great and running better!