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Should I Replace My Windows All at Once?

Should I Replace My Windows All at Once?

One of the pains of being a homeowner is paying for the cost of home repair. And this cost can get pretty high when it comes to replacing your windows. But the great thing about windows is they are one of the most durable features of your house. A properly installed window should last you anywhere from 20-50 years. So, fortunately, you would probably only have to change them once in your lifetime. If you think about it that way, the cost of window replacement doesn't seem too bad!

What if just one of your windows has an issue? Is it okay to replace one and none of the others? This article will cover the proper procedure for replacing any number of windows, what we recommend and how to know when it's time to call a home repair company.

How do you know if you need to replace your windows?

Before you go about replacing your windows, you want to make sure that it actually needs to be done. Unless you are having legitimate problems with your windows, you don't need to replace them. But if you notice some of the signs, it could be time to pick up the phone and make a call.

One of the first places to investigate is the amount of money you spend on your utilities every month. If it is higher than usual, the culprit could be your windows. Your windows may not be adequately sealed, allowing air to flow in from the outside or vice versa. A window replacement in this situation would be a good financial investment to prevent your AC or heating unit to work overtime.

Other signs are more apparent, such as a feeling of draftiness if your home or moisture accumulation on your glass window. These are big signs your windows may not be as secure as you believed them to be!

Lastly, if your windows don't open or close properly, that could be a sign that the frame is warped, and once that happens, a new window is needed.

How do you replace your glass windows?

Once you have decided that you need to replace your windows, there are some steps you will have to follow. First, you need to know how to measure your windows for replacement. The fit of a window is one of the most crucial elements in the installation process and will determine how long your windows last. It's great to know how to do this, but it is best to rely on a trusted professional.

Next, you will want to decide how many windows you want or need to replace. To answer this question, you can start with why you want or need to change your windows. What is your end goal? Is just one of your perfectly energy efficient and secure windows broken, and you can find a replacement to match the rest of your house? Are you wanting to update the aesthetics of your entire home? Is your utility bill skyrocketing and you want more energy-efficient windows? All of these are great reasons and with every reason, we recommend you replace all your windows at once.

Should you replace your windows all at once?

Generally, we recommend that you replace at least five windows at a time. But, if you can afford it, it is probably best to do it all at once. There are a few reasons for this.

Replacing windows can be a pricey project. But, if you replace your windows all at once, you could save a little bit in labor and in parts.

If you are replacing a glass window for aesthetic appeal, our advice would be the same. Window models change, and there's a good chance that if you change out your living room windows one year, you won't be able to find the exact same living room windows the next. If you want to update the look of your home, it is advisable to plan to do the project all at once.

Window replacements for the purpose of saving energy should also be done in one fell swoop. This is because you want to ensure that all your windows work as a unit to keep your house energy efficient. Replacing only a few windows for energy efficiency will not be as effective because you risk the cost of air escaping through your unreplaced windows, making your new ones less effective in saving you money.

Another reason to have your windows replaced all at once is your sanity. Having work done on your house can be a major headache and having everything replaced at one time can minimize the time you have to deal with the stress of a house project.

If you are in the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin, or San Antonio, Texas area and need your windows replaced, don't hesitate to get in touch with Expo Home Improvement today!