Written by Fred Daues on January 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

There’s a huge difference between what you want in this world and what you actually need. Some purchases you make because you want them. Others you actually need. When you are thinking about replacement windows for your home in Webster Groves, you know it’s a significant investment. You may not want to make that leap unless you actually need the new windows, right? So how do you know for sure? Here are a few instances of needing replacement windows vs those who just want them, to help you make a decision one way or the other.

Your windows work pretty well, but they aren’t the material you prefer.

In this case, you probably just want new windows and there’s nothing wrong with that. If you have a home that features wood windows and they’re in good condition, you might want vinyl windows instead simply so you can avoid the maintenance they require. You can get new windows if you want to—it’s a free country! But you may really only want them and not desperately need them.

Your windows are warped and sagging, and you can feel drafts all around them.

If your windows are on the old side and they have warped to the point where you can see they are no longer straight, plus you feel drafts coming from them all the time,  you definitely need new windows. Even if you can keep a semi-comfortable temperature in your home, you probably have very high utility bills. Get those replacement windows fast and you’ll start to rack up the savings and maintain an even higher level of comfort.

One or two windows have cracked glass

You may just want new windows because of the aesthetic problems. Check with your local window store because it’s quite possible that you can get the cracked glass fixed or replaced. Sometimes, the problem stems from something that causes a window replacement, but you may be able to get the issue resolved without a replacement. If you want new windows, there’s nothing stopping you from getting them. But if you don’t really need them, you might decide to wait.

Your windows won’t open and close as they should.

If you have windows that won’t open or close easily like they should, they’re actually quite hazardous to your home and you should get replacement windows. If there’s a fire, the windows are your best escape hatch. If they won’t open, you’re in big trouble. Getting replacement windows is definitely a need in this situation.

Whether you know if you need replacement windows Webster Groves, MO or not, the professionals at Masonry & Glass Systems can help. Stop by our showroom at 1503 S Kingshighway Blvd, St Louis, MO 63110 and see the replacement windows we offer. You can also call our professionals at 314-535-6515 to ask questions or to set up a consultation. We want your windows to be something you love, whether you need or want new ones!