The Real Costs Of Repairing Or Replacing Windows

Your home is the most significant investment you will ever make, and when it starts to age, you will want to keep up with maintenance and repairs to keep it in good condition. Life gets busy and it makes sense that you might put off repairs at times, but when your windows really need attention, looking into Frisco, TX replacement windows or the necessary repairs can make a world of difference on your home. Do you need to repair them or is a full replacement in store? What do those things cost?  

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Deciding On Window Age  

If you are the first and only owner of your home, you might know exactly how old the windows are and that’s very helpful. If not, you might have to do a little research. Look at the windows for rotting wood, broken panes or seals, or drafts and air leaks. You will also want to test whether or not they open or close correctly. Sometimes, you can tell just be looking at a window that it’s seen better days. If your windows are several decades old, chances are they are due for a replacement. It’s not worth repairing something broken if it won’t do much good. You’ll save more money and headaches in the long run if you move forward with replacements.  

Calculating Costs  

While you may have looked into the costs of window repairs or replacements, have you ever stopped to think about how much your windows are costing you by ignoring them? The details are quite large. Older windows leak air like crazy, and they will make your energy bills rise beyond your beliefs. That causes increased wear and tear on HVAC systems, and you might see fading flooring and furniture because of lack of sun protection as well. If they don’t let in enough natural light, you always have to have lights on, which again uses even more energy. Living in Texas is great in the winter, but it can get rather hot in the summer and you’ll waste even more energy trying to stay cool with older windows installed.  

There are many different repair options for certain windows, but once your windows reach a certain age, or if they are damaged in certain ways, going for replacement will cost you less in the end. You’ll want to have your windows examined by professionals so you can decide if it’s time for new ones or not.  

If you are in the market for Frisco, TX replacement windows or if you want to know if repairs are possible and necessary, contact Southwest Door & Window by calling (214) 341-2212. We can send someone to your home for a free consultation so we can take a look at the windows you’re working with and give you advice about their viability. Stop by and see us in person to look over window options. Our showroom is located at 10990 Petal St #700, Dallas, TX 75238 and we’re here to help with your project however we can.