November 05 2018 0Comment
Kenmore, WA window replacement

Should You Repair or Replace Your Windows

If you’ve had your current windows for quite some time and are starting to experience some nagging and persistent problems with them, you might be wondering whether to replace them or to repair them. It can be hard to determine on your own if you’re not experienced in this area. Of course, it will be simpler and cheaper to repair what you already have in place. But repairs aren’t always possible or advisable. So it makes sense to know when you may need a Kenmore, WA window replacement. Read on for the nitty-gritty on how you can tell.  

Looks 

If your window problems are more along the lines of chipped paint or finicky hardware, you will probably be able to get by with a repair job. You can sand down the frame and repaint it if the frame looks worn. As for hardware that might need some coxing to operate, perhaps some lubrication or a quick clean up will get it working at full capacity. You might find the repair to be something you can take of on your own, but you can also hire someone to do the repair for you.  

Condensation 

If you see condensation on a regular basis, that’s a sign that the seal securing the window sash into the frame is no longer working. It will also end up costing you more in utility bills every month since windows with this sort of problem will lose much of their energy efficiency properties. In such cases, the best bet would be to replace your windows.  

Trouble Opening and Shutting Windows 

If you’re unable to properly open or shut your windows, the security and safety of you and your loved ones will be severely compromised. If you need to escape your home in the event of an emergency, you don’t want to have to deal with windows that won’t open. And you don’t want to be easy prey for criminals on account of windows that won’t close properly.  

Filthy Glass 

If your windows are really dirty, all you need to do is clean them up. You can either do it yourself or hire a company to come and do it for you. It’s important to clean your windows periodically as part of an ongoing routine. If you haven’t been doing the necessary maintenance required to keep them in good repair, don’t fret. But don’t delay any longer. Get them cleaned up asap.  

As you can see, there are certain cases where you’ll need to consider a Kenmore, WA window replacement project due to problems with your existing windows. Call Intermountain Glass Inc if you want to discuss whether you can repair or replace your windows. We’ll give you an honest assessment. So if we believe that a simple repair will suffice, we’ll let you know. We also offer quality replacement windows from reputable manufacturers. We can be reached at (425) 486-6162 for a free, no-obligation consultation on your needs. Feel free to stop by our showroom at 23905 Meridian Ave S Bothell, WA 98021 to see the products for yourself and to ask questions.