This is a completely subjective question, but there are some pros and cons to replacing one window or all of them. Your budget, needs, timeline and style will all come into play here. Let’s discuss how many windows you should replace in your home. There are many considerations to look at.
Assess the State of Your Windows
Ask yourself these questions:
- Are your old windows drafty or leaking energy?
- Are you constantly hounded by loud, unwanted outside noise?
- Are your energy bills on the rise and you can’t figure out another reason for it?
If yes, you may need replacement windows. But we know it can get quite expensive to replace them all at once. You may decide to replace windows in just one room or only throughout one floor. Just keep in mind that replacing all of your windows at once will definitely save you time and money over the long haul. We can work with you on a replacement schedule to ensure all your windows are replaced eventually, breaking the project up incrementally so you can stay within your budget.
Do You Need Replacement Windows?
Sometimes window replacement is not a choice, it’s made out of necessity. A rogue baseball, severe storm or burglar trying to get in your home can leave you with an unexpected broken window and a mess to clean up. In this case, you have no choice but to replace the offending window on its own. Failure to do so can leave you with a cracked, ineffective window.
But other times, the need is not so clear. Sometimes, you don’t realize you need new windows because they have degraded slowly over time. Before you know it, you’re losing money on energy due to old windows that are pushing the 20-year mark. It’s always a good idea to get an energy consultation or window estimate to see just how bad the window situation has become.
It’s not just drafts you have to keep an eye out for, though. You may have noticed signs of broken seals, faulty hardware, and difficult functionality.
Address the Safety Issues First
Safety should always be your main priority. If any of your old windows are putting your family at risk, start with those. Faulty locking mechanisms, failure to open and close, mold or rot along the frames, defective glass, or inoperable windows can all put your family in danger. Only after addressing the safety issues should you consider the windows that have become energy inefficient. You may want to replace single pane windows with double or triple pane windows, for example, to save on energy costs.
Saving Money on Replacement Windows
One way to save money is to replace five to eight windows at one time. You can likely get a deal on bulk installation if you ask your window provider. Regardless of window type, the total cost of replacement windows is less when you install more.
While you may be concerned with the price of the windows, don’t forget about the price of time. Window replacement projects take a toll on your daily routine, as repeated installation over several months ends up taking more time than if you were to tackle the entire house at once. When you include window removal and clean-up, a typical installation takes just two to three days for the entire house.
Contact Rescom Exteriors for the Best Window Replacement Advice
We can discuss your window replacement project in more detail when you call us. Get a free quote when you contact us now!