Deciding between repairing and replacing a window can be a difficult decision that is based on many factors. The answer is never going to be the same for each person, as everyone’s situation is always a little bit different. That being said, there are a few factors that should be considered when deciding between repairing and replacing.
Deciding Factors of Window Replacement
The following list is a few considerations you should take into account before making your final decision. The more categories you fit into the greater you should lean toward replacing.
- Are you planning on selling your home anytime soon?
- How old are your windows?
- Is the glass broken or cracked?
- Do you often get condensation or water buildup?
- Do they do their job?
Once you’ve determined the answers to this, you are well on your way to making the right decision.
Curb Appeal Counts, Too
Even if your windows are functioning ok and have the ability to be replaced, if they look bad on the outside, you should consider replacing. Not only will your home look better, but your property value will likely increase because you now have energy efficient, attractive windows.
Are you considering selling anytime in the near future? Many windows last 15-20 years so even if you are a few years out from selling, if your budget allows, it is always better to replace them now rather than to put money into fixing them only to have to replace them when you are ready to sell.
Along with the appearance of the window comes the functionality. Are your windows efficient at keeping cold air in during the summer months and out during the cold, winter months? If the answer is no, then it is time to replace. Not only will it keep you more comfortable during these seasons, but it will also have a very positive effect on your electric and gas bills. Without air escaping, there is no need to crank your thermostat, saving you thousands of dollars in a year.
Still Unsure of Which Route to Take: Repair or Replace your Windows?
If you are still on the fence between replacing your old windows and upgrading to new ones, let us do the dirty work for you. With our free consultation, we can go over all of the options you have and see what works best for your situation and your budget.
We offer a multitude of options to fit every style.
If you still don’t see what you are looking for, let us custom design a window that works for you. We are the best of the best for window replacement and repairs in Edmonton. Cambridge Window MFG, Inc. has been a leader in window repair and installation in Western Canada since 1996. We are so sure you will be happy with our products that we proudly offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on every purchase.
Don’t delay. Make your free consultation appointment today and be well on your way to new or repaired windows.