Most homeowners are unfamiliar with the wide variety and types of windows that exist in homes today. The type of window you have in your home will depend almost entirely on how old your home is and what types of material the builder used when building the home. You would think that making the decision as to whether to repair or replace a window would be simple and straightforward. But, it is not.
In order to decide which direction to take with a window that is in need of repair, it is essential to compare costs and consider your options. The best way to do this is by consulting a professional who is familiar with all types of windows and window repairs. You may be surprised to learn that a window repair company can often fix your window for a fraction of the cost of replacing it.
There are different types of problems that can occur with different types of windows. For example, many homeowners encounter the problem of having a double paned window that has a broken seal. As a result, the window is cloudy and besides not being able to see out of it, it is unattractive. Most homeowners assume that the only way to deal with this problem is to replace the window. They also assume it will be costly and therefore put the decision off as long as possible. But is this really true?
Taking the time to call in a professional window repair professional can help you find the answers you need and you may find out in fact, that things are not as bad as you expected. Â Window repair professionals know how to fix many problems with windows that the homeowner does not. Some double paned windows can be repaired and do not have to be replaced.
When looking for a window repair company it is important to look for one that actually does repair existing windows and not just a company that replaces windows. It is not always to tell at first, so if necessary ask them if they do repair windows. You want to be in a position to make the most economical decision, not just automatically replace the window if it can be fixed for less.
Of course, there are times when it only makes sense to replace a window. If your house is old and not well insulated it may be financially more sensible to replace old drafty windows with new air tight ones. This can have a significant impact on your power bill each month.
But there are many more cases where the repair of an existing window is much cheaper, even in the long run, than replacing the window. We are all watching our expenses these days and this is one place where with the right guidance you can save money by calling a window repair service company.
Once you have talked to a professional about your particular windows you will have a much better idea as to what your options really are. You will know the cost of repairing the existing window and can compare it to the cost of replacing it. Remember that when replacing a window that in addition to the cost of the window itself, there will be the added expense of the installation itself. Â Nothing can help you make this decision more easily than knowing your options.