If you’re wondering whether to replace or repair your windows, you’re not alone. Double-glazed windows have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their energy efficiency and noise reduction properties, but when they become damaged, homeowners are left with a tough decision.
Repair may seem like the more cost-effective option in the short term, but there are several reasons why replacement may ultimately be the better choice. First of all, double-glazed windows are designed to work as a unit, with both panes of glass and the seal between them serving a specific purpose. If one of these components is damaged, the overall efficiency of the window can be compromised. For example, if the seal is broken, the window may no longer be able to keep out drafts or retain heat, reducing its energy efficiency. Additionally, if one of the panes of glass is cracked or broken, it may not be possible to repair it without affecting the appearance of the window.
Something else to think about is the age of the window. Double-glazed windows typically have a lifespan of around 15-20 years, and if yours are approaching this age, it may be more cost-effective in the long run to replace them rather than continue to make repairs. This is because, as windows age, they become less energy efficient and may require more frequent repairs but also newer units have better spesifications that provide more insulation than older units.
Replacing your windows can also increase the value of your home. New windows can make a home look more modern and can improve the energy efficiency of your home, which is becoming more and more important for buyers. And finally, if you’re looking for a change in appearance, replacement is the only option. You may want to change the window style, colour or material, which is not possible with repair.
So, if you’re trying to decide whether to replace or repair your windows, consider the age of the window, the extent of the damage, and the overall efficiency of the window. Additionally, consider the value that a replacement can add to your home and the fresh new look it can give it.
If you’re considering replacing your windows, call Scott for a free, no-obligation survey/quote today!