Looking around your home, perhaps you’ve noticed an issue or two with your windows. Or, you’ve decided to transform its appearance with fresh new fixtures. But should you replace all your windows at once? It’s a question many homeowners ask themselves at one point or another, and it’s essential to consider for this home improvement project. Learn when you should replace a few windows or upgrade your entire home with the guide below.
What Windows Do You Need to Replace?
Before you decide if you’ll replace all your windows at once or individually, you have to think about why you need replacements. Homeowners determine what windows they have to replace based on a handful of factors. Your home’s needs will depend on your situation, but you could notice at least one of these reasons for replacing your windows.
Solving Window Malfunctions
Broken or damaged windows are a significant inconvenience. In the winter, your malfunctioning fixtures may let in cold air and ruin your home’s energy efficiency. In the summer, you might not be able to open or close your windows as needed. Not sure if your windows are damaged or malfunctioning? Look for signs like these.
- Water damage: If your home has old wooden windows and cracks are letting water in, you need to replace them. That water damage outside could make its way into your home and cause more harm.
- Broken glass: Weather conditions, a rock thrown from a lawnmower — these and other situations can break your windowpanes. While technicians might be able to replace the broken glass, you could go with replacement windows made with quality materials. For extra peace of mind, choose security windows from Homespire Windows and Doors with multiple layers of tempered glass.
- Warped frames: Bowed or crooked window frames aren’t only an eyesore. They let air in from outside and make it challenging to open and close your window — all signs you need replacement windows.
- Condensation: Frequent condensation, beads of water and frost are signs of poor insulation. The seal on your window is likely broken, meaning you need a replacement to enjoy improved efficiency.
If you aren’t sure whether your window damage warrants a repair or replacement, a representative from Homespire can advise you on the best decision. You’ll have peace of mind and make the right choice for your home, getting improved window functionality, efficiency and safety.
Replacing Old Windows
Even if your windows are intact, they could be too old to provide efficiency and a smooth operation. Modern windows can last for decades. But if you have an older home, these fixtures may have reached the end of their lifespan. If that’s the case, contact Homespire to get benefits of replacing old windows like:
- Potentially reducing your energy bills
- Increasing your home’s comfort
- Updating aesthetics
- Improving your home’s security
- Reducing noise pollution from outside
- Having easier window maintenance
- Reducing allergens in your home
- Enjoying UV protection
Increasing Curb Appeal
Whether you bought your home recently or plan to sell soon, new windows increase the curb appeal. You can change the window color to suit your preference and the home, or get new, energy-efficient windows. The result will transform your home, even if you keep other features like doors, siding and the roof the same. You’ll be happy with your new home or be ready to sell it once professionals install replacement windows.
Increasing your curb appeal with new windows also adds value to your home. Depending on the type of fixtures you choose, you could recoup around 70% of the value. That gives new windows a high return on investment compared to other home improvement projects, which is beneficial if you plan to sell your house soon.
When to Replace a Partial Amount of Your Windows
With those circumstances in mind, you might only need to replace one or a few of your home’s windows. It’ll all depend on your situation, though. To determine if you need replacement windows for only a few fixtures, consider these factors.
- You have a limited budget: You may only have enough saved to replace specific windows. In that case, you might prioritize damaged windows or fixtures in a room you use often. You can also look into financing options or see if you can schedule multiple window replacements for a lower price-per-window to pay off over time. Homespire Windows and Doors offers a variety of financing options through independent lenders, so be sure to ask how we can help.
- You have specific window failures to fix: Maybe your windows still look nice, but one or a few are damaged. You don’t need to replace every window — only the ones causing issues. That way, you’ll restore your home’s comfort and efficiency.
- You want a specific type of window: If you’re replacing a particular window type, you might not need new ones for your entire home. Getting a bay window, for instance, will require one replacement fixture, not a whole house of them.
Benefits and Risks of Only Replacing Some Windows
So are replacement windows worth the cost when you only need a few? In many cases, they are. But to understand if this choice is right for your home, compare the benefits and potential risks. The advantages of replacing some windows include the following.
- Making emergency replacements: If you have a damaged window, you’ll want to replace it as soon as possible. Ordering one new window to replace a broken one instead of scheduling a whole home service will restore your home’s safety and comfort quickly.
- Improving the look of one room: Maybe one room in your house needs an aesthetic boost. Since most rooms don’t have too many windows, you can easily replace all the fixtures in one space. That improves the look of one room on the inside.
- Getting quicker service: Getting a single window replacement from most companies can be faster. You’ll only have to order one window, and technicians will quickly swap the fixture for a new, efficient one. Even if you need a few replacements, the job could have a shorter timeline than a whole home service. Keep in mind, Homespire Windows and Doors can replace the windows for an entire home in as little as a day.
Replacing one or a few windows at a time can come with benefits, as long as your specific situation calls for it. Of course, any home improvement project can come with risks. Weigh these possible risks of only replacing a partial amount of your windows.
- Having windows that don’t match: From an aesthetic perspective, having a mix of new and old windows might look mismatched. This clash doesn’t bother every homeowner, but it’s an understandable annoyance, especially if you replace some windows in a room and not the others.
- Dealing with windows that don’t operate the same way: You’ll find that new windows have a smoother operation than old ones. With easier operation, you could become irritated with your existing windows that don’t open and close as smoothly.
- Creating different energy efficiencies: If you replace the windows in one room of your home and not the others, you could notice an energy efficiency difference. The rooms with old windows may be colder in the winter or hotter in the summer, while your new windows will keep a room comfortable.
- Paying a potentially higher cost: If you want to replace all your windows eventually, going one or a few at a time may cost more. However, you can find phased installment options with a similar cost-per-window of an entire home replacement. Speaking with a Homespire representative will provide a better idea of the total price tag.
- Preparing for changing prices: What also contributes to the potentially higher cost of a partial window replacements is prices changing over time. No one can say for sure how much new windows will cost in a year or two, but at Homespire, we can discuss your options and offer free estimates.
When to Replace All Your Windows
Replacing all your windows is usually more straightforward and better in the long run. While you probably won’t have a house with all damaged fixtures (unless you experienced a severe storm), you’ll want to replace all your windows under these circumstances:
- You have room in your budget: In most cases, replacing all your windows at once will have a more significant upfront cost than replacing one or a few fixtures. But you may get a better price-per-window if you order new ones all at once. If you have the room in your budget and the need for all new windows, it’s worth the consideration.
- You want to improve your home’s aesthetics: For curb appeal improvements or aesthetic purposes, replace all your windows at once. Getting a cohesive aesthetic improvement is essential, especially if you plan to sell your home soon. You don’t want potential buyers to visit a house that has mismatched windows.
- You want a new window style: If you’re going with a different window style or color for your home, replacing them all at once will give you a cohesive look. Again, that improves the curb appeal and the interior aesthetic.
Benefits and Risks of Replacing Your Windows at Once
Now, you’re probably thinking, “Should I replace all my windows at once?” To help you decide, consider the pros and cons of this home improvement decision. These are some benefits of replacing your windows all at once.
- Efficient installation: The experts at Homespire are highly trained, and a single technician can install up to eight windows in one day. That’s about how many windows the average home has.
- A cohesive look: With all-new windows, you get a consistent look for your home, inside and out. You’re sure to enjoy the new windows’ curb appeal and interior aesthetics with an entire home replacement.
- Improved energy efficiency: With all new windows, your home is on track to be more energy efficient than before. That can provide considerable savings on your utility bills, making the investment of all-new windows worthwhile.
- No waiting to complete your project: If you have a series of home improvement projects on your to-do list, you don’t want to start one and wait years for it to be over. Replacing your windows all at once lets you cross this task off your checklist and focus on improving your home in other ways.
The potential risks of replacing all your windows at once depend on your situation and who does the installation. In some cases, you might experience issues like these.
- Outdoor air coming in all at once: You have to pick the best time of year to replace windows, since more of your home will be open to the elements with a full home service. Some technicians may rush to finish a job, removing all the windows at once, then putting in new ones. That lets excessive outdoor air in, disrupting your home’s energy efficiency. At Homespire, we replace your windows one at a time, but we still work quickly and efficiently to get the job done.
- Longer project time: Of course, replacing all the windows in your home instead of one will take more time. But as long as you set aside a day or two and choose the efficient professionals at Homespire, you’ll have minimal interruptions to your daily life.
Choosing the Right Window Replacement Company
A poor window replacement company match can leave you with high quotes and concern for your budget. Choose Homespire, instead, for the best way to replace your windows. We understand embarking on a home improvement project of any scale can be intimidating. But we want you to love your new windows, no matter how small or drastic the change, which is why we offer advantages like these.
- A true Signature Warranty on windows and installation: Homespire’s Signature Warranty covers your project from start to finish for the entire time you own your home. We protect your purchase against manufacturing defects, and we guarantee our labor and installation for your peace of mind. If there is ever a problem with your windows, Homespire will stand behind our windows and our installation.
- Energy-efficient improvements: Through our research, we’ve discovered our energy-efficient windows could save up to 35% on monthly energy costs. That makes new windows from Homespire an investment that can pay for itself over time.
- A long-term ROI: Along with potentially improved energy efficiency, Homespire’s professional installation and quality windows.
- Certified made in the USA products: Top-quality materials and manufacturing in the USA give you windows you can trust and be proud of. We want all our customers to enjoy their new windows, so we only offer the best.
- Trustworthy installation: Our window technicians are our employees, not sub-contractors. We train them with the best, most efficient installation methods to give you reliable results.
- Factory-direct pricing: When you purchase windows from Homespire, you take advantage of our factory-direct pricing. We cut out the middleman so you get the best value for your new windows, no matter how many you need.
- Area knowledge: As a local window and door service provider, we understand the tri-state region. We know the cold mid-Atlantic climate calls for quality windows, and we manufacture all our fixtures with the region’s weather in mind.
- Years of experience: Homespire has over 25 years of home improvement experience. During that time, we’ve developed the skills and knowledge to offer our customers the best possible installation services.
- Quality customer service: Our top priority is providing personal, polite and friendly customer service. No matter your window needs, we’re here to help. Read our reviews to learn more.
Get a Free Quote for Your Window Replacement From Homespire
Whether you have to replace all your windows, or just a few, the team at Homespire is ready to help. And if you aren’t sure what would be right for your home, one of our representatives would be happy to visit for an in-home analysis to help you decide. Transform and improve your home’s comfort, efficiency, safety and appearance when you call in the professionals at Homespire.
Contact us online or call 833-684-1873 for a free quote.