It’s a common question that many homeowners ask when they’re looking at estimates for residential window replacement on their properties – and for good reason. After all, window replacement represents a significant investment and if only a few windows in your home need to be replaced, you could be spending money unnecessarily. The good news is that it’s fairly easy to tell if you need selective window replacement or require all of your windows to be replaced. In this guide, we’ll share some information to help you decide the extent of your window project.
When it Might Make Sense to Replace Only A Few Windows
There are three main reasons why it might make sense to only replace a few windows in your home:
- Excessive drafts or poor energy efficiency
- Operational difficulties
- Visible damage
If only a few windows in your home are showing any signs of significant wear, then it could make sense to have just the affected windows replaced. However, we recommend carefully selecting the new window replacement style to ensure it does not conflict with any existing windows in your home to ensure it doesn’t impact the curb appeal and overall aesthetics of your home. Additionally, it tends to be more economical in terms of replacement costs to have all your windows replaced at once rather than just replacing windows on an individual basis on occasion.
Signs it’s Time to Replace All of Your Windows
Age. Noticeable damage. Leaks. Poor efficiency. These are all reasons to have your home’s windows replaced all at one time if they all share some of these defects/characteristics – and if your home’s windows are over 20 years old, then it’s often required to replace the windows in the entire house, regardless of what kind of overall condition the windows are in. It’s largely because today’s windows are better insulators and more energy-efficient than older models – but you won’t really notice a difference as it pertains to your utility bills unless every window shares the same level of quality.
Additionally, a whole-house window replacement can make sense if you’re having a full exterior makeover performed (i.e., siding, roofing, etc.) and want new windows to match the updated design that you’re aiming for.
Benefits of a Window Replacement Project
New windows can offer enhanced energy efficiency and home comfort. Today’s windows are optimally designed and constructed from materials ranging from fiberglass to vinyl to help reduce drafts and limit wear and tear on your HVAC system.
Furthermore, new windows can bring a lot of value to your property. Not only can they significantly enhance your home’s curb appeal, but a whole-house window replacement has about a 70 percent return on investment – so you’ll likely see your home’s value increase as well.
Contact Brookstone Windows and Doors for Quality Replacement Windows
For more information on when it makes sense to replace a select number of windows versus your entire house full of them, contact Brookstone Windows and Doors today. As a provider that prides itself on ethical, professional service, we’ll always provide our honest expertise and never try to upsell you on a product or project that you do not need. For more information and to get an estimate on your home improvement project, contact us today.