You should replace a faulty window right away, but what if several are broken? Would it be more cost-effective to replace them all at once? Or maybe replacing them one at a time would be cheaper? The home remodeling contractors at Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento explain the pros and cons of each option below.
A Mistaken Assumption
Contrary to what many believe, it’s more cost-effective to replace several broken windows all at once. If you paid more for several windows to be replaced all at once, you may have just gotten a bad deal.
The labor costs for large projects are usually cheaper than the combined costs of five or more projects. The savings you can get are significant, especially since labor costs are a big component of installation costs.
Consistency of Installation Quality
You also need to take into account the risks with replacing windows one at a time. Suppose you decided to replace them one at a time; there’d be no guarantee the same contractor will install your other windows. Demand for contractors usually picks up between September and November, so you may find it hard to find a contractor, let alone a qualified one.
Wasted Time and Energy
While you’re looking for a contractor or waiting for a window replacement, your power bill will continue to increase. Cold air keeps leaking out faulty windows, increasing the strain on your HVAC system.
But remember: the quality of the window’s construction is as important as the quality of labor. The problem with buying pre-made windows is that there’s no guarantee they’ll be the right fit for your home. As much as possible, look for custom replacement windows.
Renewal by Andersen customizes each window we make to our customer’s needs and preferences. This is why we offer free in-home consultations. In these consultations, our consultant will make recommendations about which window is suited to your home.
Renewal by Andersen of Sacramento offers a wide variety of windows and doors. To schedule your consultation, call us at (916) 226-3359 or leave us a message on this form. We serve homeowners in Sacramento, CA.