Some of the time it is easy to know when it is time to get replacement windows. The leaks, condensation, or broken glass are a dead giveaway. But not all of the windows will develop problems at the same time. A common question we get asked is whether homeowners should replace just the troublesome window or all their windows at once. Replacement windows in Seattle, WA are a significant investment and not everyone is ready. But there are there major benefits of getting all the windows done at the same time.
This is one main reason why homeowners choose to update all of their windows at once. Curb appeal is important. Replacing only one or two windows will create a mismatch and could make the remaining windows appear even more outdated. If it isn’t in the budget to replace all the windows, some homeowners decide to replace all the front-facing windows on the same story. That will help keep the transition to new windows a little less noticeable. But replacing all of the windows at once creates the most uniform style. And getting replacement windows will improve the curb appeal and boost the value of the entire home.
Standard construction windows will last 10 to 20 years. As windows age, they start to wear out and break down. The problems start small with seal failure, discoloration, leaks, and more difficult maintenance. But the problems will continue to get worse with time. Windows will warp and become difficult to open and close. They will also develop gaps in the assembly resulting in condensation and moisture damage. If most of your windows are the same age they will likely start wearing out and breaking down at the same time. And if you only replace the window giving you trouble, the moment it is updated another window will probably fail and you will start the process again. You can spare yourself a lot of stress and frustration by just get the entire project done at once if you can.
The two main costs of replacement windows include the cost of the product and the cost of installation. The cost of the product will depend on the size, style, and upgrades you choose. And while you may get some type of promotional discount for purchasing multiple windows, the cost per unit will remain largely the same whether you purchase one or fifty. A larger price differential comes in the installation. If you choose to replace all of your windows at once you will pay for the crew to come out and work two or three days until the entire project is complete. If you stagger the project and only replace one or two windows at a time, then the crew will have to come out multiple times and the cost of labor will be significantly higher in the long run.
If you have more questions about getting replacement windows in Seattle, WA contact the experts at Signature Window & Door Replacement. We can help you find the right products to suit your needs and your budget.
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