Compared to other forms of home improvement, window replacement is unique in that you are free to choose how to approach this project. On one hand, you can have all your windows replaced at once. On the other hand, you have the option to do it a few at a time. Read on as we take a closer look.
The Cost of Replacing Windows
Window replacement comes at a cost, and we’re not talking about just the window units themselves. Installing them involves some upfront costs, which cover labor, taxes and fees for necessary permits and other paperwork. It is for this reason that having all windows replaced at once is more practical for the most part because it costs less compared to the combined total costs of replacing windows a few at a time.
Of course, there are exceptions to this. You don’t have to replace all of your windows if only one or two of them were damaged by a storm or has shown signs of leakage. To help you make informed decisions on which approach to take, working with a professional window contractor is always a great idea. The pros can help you pick the best replacement windows based on your needs.
Comfort and Energy Efficiency
Replacing all your windows at once makes sense if all of them are nearing or already past their life span. This is especially true if you have wood windows—as they age, they’re prone to warping due to excessive humidity and temperature fluctuations. These issues lead to gaps between the frames and sashes, which then result in drafts and an increase in the need for indoor comfort.
By replacing all your windows with energy-efficient replacements, you won’t have to use your HVAC system for most of the day just to keep your indoors comfortable. With a reduced workload, you’ll see significant savings in your energy bill. This may not be more pronounced if you stretch your window replacement across several projects.
Woodbridge Home Exteriors is one of the top window and siding companies local customers rely on for their exterior home improvement needs. To learn more about our wide selection of window styles for your next project, call us today at (972) 217-7585 or fill out our contact form. We serve residents of Arlington, Levelland, and Waco, TX.