You may have noticed your windows aren’t doing the job they used to, or they’re outdated. If you’re ready for a window facelift, keep scrolling down to see if replacing just a few windows is best or replacing all of your windows at once.
Why Windows Need Replacing
This is the first step you need to take. If you have otherwise modern and effective windows and there are just a few that may have been damaged, then, by all means, replace what’s needed. If, however, your home is older and the windows don’t look appealing anymore, consider a total window makeover.
There are typically three reasons why a homeowner would replace their windows:
- Curb appeal
- Window function
- Interior aesthetics
Let’s breakdown these reasons to help you decide which scenario fits you best.
When people drive by your home, do they see a nice landscaped yard with an attractive brick, siding, or stucco, or a combination? Are you proud of the exterior of your home? Most importantly, if you were to list your home today, would you be reasonably confident of its ability to sell? If you answered yes to these questions, then you may not need complete window replacement. If you answered no, it might be time to transform the exterior and interior of your home.
Another thing to consider is if you were interested in buying a home, how important is having attractive windows? You can replace just a single window, again, if one is damaged, or if you have a large picture window you want to showcase, replacing that one could be all that’s needed. Updating all windows could completely transform your home and increase its value, so keep that in mind.
If you’re thinking about replacing your windows, it’s probably not merely due to style changes. Most likely, you have worn or inefficient windows, or issues with opening them, as well as damage. Replacing them now can further prevent damage and safety issues from surfacing. If you notice one window not functioning correctly, chances are other windows may have the same issue, so you must inspect each window in your home.
Plus, replacing a set of windows may be less expensive in the long run than just replacing one.
Although curb appeal is important, you live indoors, so your home should make you feel comfortable and happy. Your style and tastes should reflect what windows you have in your home, so consider that when deciding if and what windows need replacing. For example, many rooms only have one or two small windows, such as in a bathroom or a foyer, and therefore, you may not care as much about them as, say, as a living room or kitchen window.
One significant advantage of replacing all of your windows is that you create a consistent and cohesive style and flow that you can enjoy for years. Moreover, if you only replace one or two windows, they may look out of place with your older windows.
There are many window styles with which to choose, including:
- Bay windows
- Bow windows
- Slider windows
- Double-hung or double slide windows
- Triple pane windows
- Garden windows
- Awning windows
- Casement windows
You can choose from vinyl or wood windows, which offer warmth and beauty, along with flexibility.
Cost of Replacing Windows
Like a lot of things in life, several factors go into how much windows cost. It depends on the style, size, materials, and other factors that could affect the cost. Since every window project is different, it’s good to get a professional opinion. Of course, if your budget is the main factor in replacing your windows, that’s something you will have to consider. Talking with an expert in window replacement can answer questions and address any concerns you may have.
It may be that you need to replace your windows in stages, beginning with the problem ones. If your budget allows for full replacement windows, it can improve the aesthetics in your home and increase your energy efficiency — costing you less in the future. Also, if you can replace all or most of your windows, you may be eligible for volume discounts or promotions from a supplier or installer. Of course, deciding on the right window replacement usually comes down to your budget and functionality.
Contact Us for Window Replacement
For more information or to talk with one of our professionals, contact us. With over 15 years of experience serving Salt Lake, Weber, and Davis County, you can count on superb service and high-quality, affordable windows. Call us today and let us transform your home with new windows.