If a couple of the windows in your Indianapolis home have begun to deteriorate, develop leaks, or lose efficiency, then it is time to replace them. However, you may be wondering whether you should replace just the failing windows, or all of your windows. With a few exceptions, homeowners are usually better off replacing all of their windows at once. Here are a few benefits of doing so.
Even if some of your older windows are still in decent shape, they are unlikely to be as energy-efficient as modern windows. High-quality replacement windows have a lot of features that make them more efficient than windows made a few decades ago. For example, they may have argon gas between the glass panes, which is a better insulator than air. They may also feature low-e glass, like SmartSun™ glass from Renewal by Andersen. Low-e glass reflects heat waves, which helps keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter with less input from your heating and cooling systems. If you replace all of the windows on your home at the same time, you gain the maximum benefits from this improved efficiency.
A New Design
You can absolutely have custom windows made to match the current windows in your home. However, when you only replace a couple of windows, you will be forced to stick with your home's current window style if you want all of the windows to match. On the other hand, if you replace all of your windows at once, you have the opportunity to change your window style. Choose windows with thinner, dark-colored frames for a more modern look, or opt for more traditional windows with thick, white frames. Explore various stylish window replacement options to find the perfect new look for your home.
Peace of Mind With a Great Warranty
If you only have a couple of windows replaced, you will still have some older windows in your Indianapolis home. If any of these older windows fail or are damaged, you will need to make plans to have them repaired or replaced. Upgrade all of your windows at once, however, and you will be fully protected by a warranty. Renewal by Andersen offers one of the best warranties in the industry with 20 years on glass and Fibrex, plus 10 years on installation and components other than glass. This warranty is fully transferrable, which can be used to your advantage if you decide to sell your home.
Older wooden windows require a lot of maintenance. Even if some of them are still in decent shape, you have to scrape and paint them periodically, and you need to inspect them regularly for rot and mold. Fibrex® replacement windows, on the other hand, require very little maintenance. If you replace all of the old windows in your home with Fibrex composite windows, you won't have to paint or stain them ever again. Your windows will also be less prone to rot and deterioration. (Steer clear of vinyl replacement windows; although they are also low-maintenance, they are prone to leaks as they age.)
Are you ready to replace the windows on your Indianapolis home? Contact Renewal by Andersen to schedule a free, in-home consultation. We can further discuss the benefits of a full window replacement and our Fibrex composite frames.