When to Repair or Replace: That Important Window Question

Every homeowner today is looking for ways to save up on costs around the home. When it comes to windows, things can get a little tricky at times. Knowing when repair or replacement is in order can save you heartache and some cash in the future. At All States Home Improvement, we have the expertise to tell the difference—and now you can too.

When a Quick Fix Helps

On the surface, repairs seem like the right way to go to save a little on your windows in Wichita, KS. With just a little work done, it follows that you spend just a little. The trick here, though, is knowing how far that repair will take you. If there is a chance that you will be spending on the repair of the same issue down the road, you are not saving up on anything at all.

Generally, you can go for professional repairs when the damage or problem is minor. The following can be classified as minor issues:

  • Your window is just a little stuck and difficult to open.
  • There is dirt or clouding on the windowpanes that normal cleaning does not seem to get rid of.
  • There are small cracks or bumps on the frame that will not cause the window to collapse.
  • There are rotted or water-damaged sections of the sill that are accessible.
  • Any problems that will not require more than an hour or two of work.

When a replacement is better

If your windows are simply old, failing, and out of date—it’s a better long-term investment to get modern replacement windows in Wichita. The most important reason for us is energy efficiency. With a recent Department of Energy study showing that windows account for 30% of a home’s energy expenditure, it follows that getting a newer window can cut your expenses by up to a third. On top of that, you benefit from lowered UV exposure because of the special coating of our panes. You’ll also enjoy improved noise reduction, and you essentially reset your maintenance schedule for your windows too.

Still confused? Give us a call here at All States Home Improvement and we will help you figure out the most practical and cost-effective solutions to your home’s problems. We have over 22 years of professional experience in home remodeling and roofing. We will be happy to help you out. Contact us today!