Replacement Windows – All At Once or A Few At A Time?
Window replacement is an expense. If your home needs them, you may want to consider installing a few at a time to spread the cost. Is this, however, the best option? Doing them all at once could actually be more cost-effective in the long run. Making an educated decision will allow you to get the most out of your home.
First Consider Cost
Although replacing all of your windows at once can appear to be a big investment, the reality is that it will pay off in the long run. Next, depending on current specials, you can be eligible for a discount if you purchase more windows. You’ll save money on labor because the installation team will only have to come to your house once to set up their equipment, rather than several times. If you replace just five windows now and another five later, you’ll pay the same for the windows but more for the labor.
Second, if you install all of your old and drafty screens, you can automatically save money on your energy bills. The energy savings will be used to help cover the costs of the project.
Then, The Look
Your new windows will vary from your old windows in appearance. Will you be happier with the appearance of your home if the windows are different? If you’re replacing windows on the same side of the building, this can be especially difficult. In the long run, visual appeal is certainly worth considering.
What About Resale Value?
Your home’s future resale value is enhanced by adding new windows. The effect would be minimized if only some of the windows are replaced. People want modern, energy-efficient windows to be installed in all window openings, not just a few.
And Your Valuable Time
Home repairs require time away from your usual schedule. When the contractors are on the job, you must have someone at home, and you will not be able to use your home normally. You’ll just have to deal with this annoyance once if you have your replacement windows mounted all at once.
So When Does It Make Sense?
That said, there are times when it makes sense to replace just some of your windows. If you have some windows that are broken, and you can’t budget for the entire job at once, you need to take care of the problem. Similarly, if some of your windows are newer than others, you may be well served by replacing just the older ones.
Regardless of what you choose, working with a qualified, knowledgeable, and honest company is essential. Reach out to American Made Windows for help today and your window replacement worries will be a thing of the past.