Window repair or Replace in Phoenix and Las Vegas?
Just about everything in your home will require repair or replacement at some point in time and the windows in your home are no exception. You have to weigh your options to see what is better for you; to replace your windows or to repair them.
Let’s look at the reasons of why you might repair:
The most common reason people want to replace glass is because;
1. The glass has been physically damaged.
If your windows are relatively new, and some object broke a single section of glass, then changing out the insulated glass unit could be a feasible solution. However, when it comes to broken glass in older windows, the replacement sealed glass units may not fit properly or may be very costly.
2. The window glass unit is fogging in between.
You have to replace the entire insulated glass unit, as the fogging is in between the panes of glass. This is caused by a failure of the inner seal. If the windows are fairly new then replacing one unit might buy you some time. If your windows are older then this one failure is just a warning signal of what is to become of the other ones. If your windows are old aluminum ones, then consider changing them with more energy-efficient windows. Even though the initial costs are higher you will recoup these costs in the form of energy savings.
Window Sash Repair
When you have windows that don’t travel smoothly or are drafty, there are repairs that can extend the life a little longer. If the window unit is fairly new, one option is to change out the roller units. However, finding the correct roller kit is sometimes a job in itself. Home builders are notorious for using low-cost, production-grade windows. These windows were made cheaply without the thought of replacement parts for future repairs. Sometimes you have to turn to a foreign part manufacturer and those units don’t always fit your window either. Again, if one window is failing then this is usually a good indicator that the rest of them have probably come to the end of their useful life.
Window Frame Repair
If your window frames are rotted or corroded your first thought might be to replace them. This may be possible sometimes, but it is clearly a labor intensive procedure that few companies are able to do today. This job involves removing the old frames, and then try to find a suitable replacement. Next , you have to reinstall the parts and properly weatherproof them and make sure the sash is still able to move as designed.
The advantage to a complete window replacement is that the window is built and tested to be air-tight, watertight, and energy efficient. If you chose a reputable window manufacturer and installer you let them worry about keeping out the elements while you enjoy energy savings for years to come.
In addition, there are tax benefits for certain home improvements and replacing your windows may qualify you for those benefits.
The Choice is Yours
Replacement windows will inherently cost more than a single window repair, but the advantages of the new window can eclipse those of a “band aid” repair on old windows. Case in point; you should consider replacing your windows for all the future benefits that it can provide you, that a “window fix” can not.
We at Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix and Las Vegas are here to help you make that choice by providing you a free assessment on the health of your windows. We will provide for you a free no-obligation estimate as to the cost of replacing them, as well as explain how you may qualify for the tax benefits available to you.
Renewal by Andersen windows are made of Fibrex® a wood composite material that is many times stronger than vinyl windows. Our windows have an efficiency rating 14% greater than what ENERGY STAR® views as the top tier in energy efficiency, and this can reduce the amount of energy you need to keep your home comfortable.
Professional installation backed by a 20-year warranty on both labor and materials is exclusive to Renewal by Andersen. A hallmark of our company is that installation is done by our own trained and certified employees.