If you are on a budget, but know you need new windows you can choose which windows to replace first. You never have to have all of the windows in your house done all at once, you can replace a handful of windows at a time, or even one at a time if that’s all your budget allows for.
To decide which windows to replace first, you need to ask yourself these two questions:
- Which windows need it the most?
- What rooms do I spend the most time in?
Broken Windows Are the Windows to Replace First
Windows that are broke, warped, fogging, or just falling apart are the windows to replace first. These windows need to be replaced out of necessity before additional damage happens to them or to your home that will cost you much more than the price of a new window.
Replacing an old, broken window will also save you the cost and time you would have to spend on it to continually repair it.
Replace Windows You Look at All the Time
Beyond the damaged windows that need to be replaced first, select the windows that you look at all the time. These could be the windows in the front of the house that no longer match the changes you have made to outside of the house. Or they could be windows in a room you spend a lot of time in that are just old and no longer look appealing.
You are the one that has to look at these windows the most, so why not replace them first to give you a nicer window to look at.
The Rooms You Need the Best Climate Control
If your home still has old, single-paned windows that allow your heating and air conditioning flow freely out of them, you undoubtedly need new windows. The windows to replace first in this case are the windows in the rooms you have the highest climate control need. These are also the rooms that you spend the most time in.
Rooms like the family room where you watch TV, the kitchen, and the bedrooms are the ones you should concentrate on. Basically, any room you are in frequently where you are most likely to turn up the heating or air conditioning to make you more comfortable. By choosing to replace these windows first with new energy-efficient windows, you won’t have the urge to adjust the thermostat so often; which will help you see immediate savings on your power bill.
For more help on deciding which windows to replace first, contact us for advice today!