Window repairs are generally regarded as the better solution when it comes to window problems like damage, drafts, or hard-to-operate sashes. But there are situations when repairing your windows may not be the best solution, as in the following situations:
Your Windows Are Damaged Beyond Repair – In cases of major damage incurred by airborne debris or other large objects that are strong enough to displace the frames, a full replacement could be the best option – remember that the sashes need to perfectly fit with the frames. If the frames remain intact, you can have the sashes replaced, but make sure that you hire a contractor that can manufacture custom sizes, otherwise you might end up with gaps between frame and sash that could cause more problems in the future.
You’re Doing The Same Repairs And Maintenance Too Often – If you find yourself having to realign the window hardware, or having to scrape and repaint the windows more often than you need, it means the frames may already be beyond repair. Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows not only require less maintenance, but they also have factory-applied finishes that last longer and resist the effects of weather changes.
Your Windows Are Simply Too Old – If your windows happen to be around 20 to 30 years old, repairs could prolong their life span by a couple of years at best. The problem with windows this old is that the materials may not be as hardy as they once were. You will notice that wood window frames and sashes may have already succumbed to the effects of moisture and temperature changes. A full replacement updates your window frames to weather-resistant ones. Our windows are made of our exclusive Fibrex® material, which combine the best of wood and vinyl for superior durability and energy efficiency.
Your Energy bills Are Too High – If your monthly energy bills are too high even after window repairs, they may be forming an inefficient seal that is facilitating thermal transfer, which translates to unwanted heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. By replacing your current windows with energy-efficient ones, you’re not only helping reduce your energy consumption, but you’re also improving your overall indoor comfort.
If you would like to know more about Andersen windows, call Renewal by Andersen of Omaha and Lincoln today at (402) 513-2828 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve many areas in and near Omaha.