Window replacement in Del Mar, CA is expensive. As such, it is fairly common for homeowners to only want to replace a handful of windows in their home and leave the rest for later. In the industry this is called a “partial project.” But is it a good strategy that saves money? The truth is, it depends. Here is what you should know about window replacement and how many windows you should replace at a time.
Signs You Need Window Replacement
Do you really need to replace your windows? Some signs are obvious like broken glass, water leaks, or a warped frame. These windows leave your home vulnerable to the outdoors and you shouldn’t hesitate to get these windows replaced as soon as possible. But other signs are more subtle like air leaks, condensation, noise pollution, and sticky operation. These may seem like minor irritations, but if left alone long enough the issues will get worse.
How Do You Prioritize Window Replacement?
Safety and security should always be the first priority in your home. If a damaged or broken windows put your home or the occupants at risk, then that should be one of the first windows to replace. Next, you should replace windows in drafty rooms to make the space more energy efficient. Then finally, you should replace windows simply for the sake of aesthetics.
When Should You Replace Only Some Windows?
Homeowners often choose a partial project when they have an acute problem with some of their windows. Then, over the course of months or a year, they work from room to room replacing windows until the entire project is complete.
What are the Risks of a Partial Project?
One risk is the cost, and how price varies based on the size of the project. On a per window basis, replacing just one or two windows will cost more than replacing 20 windows. This is because labor costs more for smaller projects. Usually, companies offer a better deal on labor pricing when you can employ the installation team for a full day. This generally means anywhere from five to ten windows.
It is also important to remember the extra hassle of multiple installations. One project means two or three visits for measuring and installation. Breaking up the installation into several projects means several more visits. And with each one, you have to clear the space and make sure you are home while installers work.
Another factor to think about is that new windows look and operate differently than old windows. For people who like things to match, this can be a major annoyance.
When Should You Replace All Your Windows at Once?
Professionals agree if you have the budget, customers are better served by replacing as many windows as they can at once. If the windows in your home are more than 20 years old and showing signs of wear, just start planning and budgeting for window replacement.
Many homeowners think they can only afford five windows because of an astronomical quote they got from a high-pressure window company. But the truth is, you can probably afford to get more windows replaced if you talk to an honest and fair company that offers reasonable pricing. To get a hassle-free quote on window replacement in Del Mar, CA call Pelican Replacement Windows. You can reach us at (760) 598-6422 or stop by 2210 La Mirada Dr., Vista, CA 92081.