Over our decades of experience, the experts at Masonry & Glass Systems get asked a lot of the same questions. Homeowners often want to know if they should repair or replace their old windows. While window repair is less costly, getting replacement windows is often the better answer…but not always. Before you spend time and money on window repairs in Des Peres, MO, it’s best to speak with our professionals to see whether or not the repairs are worth it. Here are a few things to consider when making the decision.
How much energy can you save?
If your windows are old, drafty, and inefficient, you can repair them and perhaps help their energy efficiency a bit. However, the fix won’t be permanent and you’ll likely have the same problem again. Plus the repair won’t do nearly as much good as a replacement window would. If your overall goal is to save energy and lower your bills, replacement windows are the best way to go.
How uncomfortable is your home?
If you feel like you’re cold all of the time even though you have the thermostat set at a decent temperature, it’s probably not the HVAC system. Though it’s always good to have that system tuned up for efficiency, your windows are more likely to blame. You can do a few things to increase your comfort, like place plastic over the glass in the winter. But it’s not going to make a huge difference. If you’re truly uncomfortable, it’s time for replacement windows.
Do you want to move soon and ask a decent price for your home?
Remodeling a kitchen or bathroom will add value to your home, but it’s not always a practical project. Replacement windows are. You’ll get a huge return on your investment when you sell your home. If you are planning to sell soon and you want to put a higher asking price on your home, installing replacement windows is a great idea. Repairing old windows can help a bit, but potential buyers know new windows when they see them, and they appreciate the savings they know they’ll get.
What does your home look like?
If your home looks sad and worn because of the windows (both inside and out!) you can try painting them or sprucing them up in other ways, but the only way to completely remedy the situation is with replacement windows. Replacement windows allow you to change the color, style, and even design of the windows to make your home look brand new.
While not all windows need to be replaced in order to get by, the professionals at Masonry & Glass Systems will be able to make a recommendation to you. Give us a call at (314) 535-6515 and set up a free consultation. We won’t tell you that replacement windows Des Peres, MO are the best option unless it’s what we would do on our own homes. Swing by and see our options for replacement windows at 1503 S Kingshighway Blvd St Louis, MO 63110.