Should You Replace All Your Windows at Once?

If you’re reading this article, it’s safe to say that you have considered replacing your home’s windows at some point. Whether you’ve noticed the telltale signs of aging—like warped or rotted frames, sticking sashes, or drafts throughout your home—or are simply looking for more stylish, updated designs, window replacement can be a great option. However, some may ask whether replacing all of the windows at once is a good idea.

If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place. Many factors should be considered when determining whether to replace your windows, including how many windows need replacing, the time it takes for the job, and the overall cost you can expect to pay.

When Partial Replacements are Recommended

With partial window replacement, only select windows need replacing while the rest of your windows remain in good working order. Generally speaking, replacement of select windows is recommended when it is necessary. This means that certain windows on your home are damaged, either with broken panes, hinges, or springs and counterbalances, depending on the window. Additionally, if the frame surrounding your window has become loose or faulty, it will need replacing. Note that depending on the time period in which your home was built or its style can greatly affect the availability of replacements. If your home was built recently and features common window types and styles, a contractor shouldn’t have difficulty finding the right replacement. However, if your home is more than 25 years old or features unique architectural designs and windows, replacements for one or few windows may be more difficult to come by.

When Should You Replace All Your Windows?

If you are thinking about replacing your windows due to reasons other than isolated damage or repair, or your windows are more than 20 years old, you should consider replacing them all at once. While being more efficient than in the past, window replacement is still a major home improvement project that will require time and precise installation. Measurements, estimates, and the actual time spent removing your existing windows and installing new ones can add up. So if you’re going to replace a fair amount of windows in your home, it’s best to commit to it once than break up the process over the years by having only a few done at a time. Also, if you’re looking to upgrade the style of your home with a different window design, then it would make sense to complete the look by having all of them replaced at the same time, which ensures that your windows all have matching specifications.

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Whether your current windows are damaged, causing higher energy costs than you’d like, or simply showing signs of age, it’s time to replace them with premium window products from ABC Seamless of Nebraska. As the area’s leading home improvement company, we can help you determine whether full or partial replacement is appropriate for your home.

Contact ABC Seamless of Nebraska today to learn more about our many services. We can’t wait to work with you!