Window Restoration or Window Replacement?

After the holiday season, you may want to save money wherever possible, or maybe you just have beautiful windows that you are not ready to part from. Either way, window restoration can be a viable option when updating your home. Before you dive into your next project, ask yourself these questions to know if it is the best option to restore or replace.

Are your windows rotting or sashed?

Rotting or sashed windows can be a challenge to repair and may take a professional. If you want to proceed with repairing your old windows, be prepared for extra costs. If the wooden frame is falling apart or rotting, you may want to consider replacing your windows. Check for sticking sashes, condensation, and rotting frames, and talk to a professional to determine if restoration or replacement is your best option.


Are your windows energy efficient?

It is a common misconception that replacement windows will be more energy-efficient. Where this may be true, you can also restore your windows to be more energy efficient. According to Window Restoration and Repair, the difference between upgrading and restoring your windows is so small that your decision should not be solely based on energy considerations.

Are they Historic Windows?

Windows can be an instrumental part of your home’s design. Also, if you live in a historic preservation district, make sure to check if you are able to replace your windows before you proceed with a project. You might have no other option but to repair your windows.


How old are your windows?

Are your windows 30+ years old? If so, you might want to consider replacing your windows. The maintenance required for older windows may take more energy than they are worth.

If you are still not sure if you want to replace or restore your windows call your experts at Glass Express!