When homeowners like you approach different improvement projects, most of them are all or nothing.
Like, you can’t really remodel a kitchen or bathroom… halfway. You can’t just repaint the bottom half of the house. It’s tough only to do half of a new deck one year, and the other half the next.
But, when it comes to one of the most popular home improvements — Replacement Windows — you can go at your own pace.
Want to replace them all in one fell swoop? Sure.
Want to prioritize them instead and do them bit by bit? That works too.
The question becomes, how many windows do you NEED to replace right now, and how many can wait until later? Or, if you want to replace a lot at once, will you get a better deal in the long run?
First, Have A Professional Inspection Done
Your first step is to call up a local, trustworthy, reputable window company and have them send a specialist to your home. Across New England, that could be us, Rescom Exteriors. With nearly 30 years of experience, our consultations are quick, informative, easy, and reliable.
- Our product and installation specialists will inspect every window, one by one while taking precise measurements of your window areas and extensive notes.
- They’ll be able to tell you which need to be promptly replaced, and which can wait.
- They’ll also be able to give you round figures, depending on their chosen manufacturers.
- This includes deals or discounts on larger installation projects, which is typical.
Tip: In a general sense, you want to try and do batches of at least 5-8 at a time to get certain incentives. Work your way from room to room, or from the most prominent windows to the least.
The Most Common Priority Sequence
Let’s assume you would rather split the overall replacements into batches because you have 20-30 windows in your home. A great way to prioritize is by approaching them in this way:
Are there windows with cracks in them, or worse, openly broken glass? Are there windows that are ready to fall out of their frames? Get these replaced first.
Next up are windows that are aging, but not quite a risk yet, and damaged windows that can be fixed. Maybe all you need is a new locking mechanism, new glass, or new weatherstripping?
Moving on down the line, we have windows that are damaged in ways that’s crushing their efficiency or effectiveness, and repairs aren’t as easy: rotting, warping, or other kinds of structural damage, perhaps.
Last up, are windows that are in perfect working order and aren’t heavily damaged, but you would like to replace them to update the look of your home.
Wrapping: Everyone’s Situation Is Different
If you want to replace all the windows in your home at once, and you can afford it (or would like to finance the project), that’s perfectly fine. You may even get a great deal with great incentives. On the other hand, you can go at your own pace, tackling your windows batch by batch.
The best thing to do is to get in touch with your local exterior remodeler, or window & door company. Across New England, homeowners trust Rescom Exteriors. Feel free to Contact Us anytime. We’re here to answer your questions and get you scheduled for a thorough inspection and consultation. Thanks for your time today, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.