Why It’s Better to Invest in New Doors and Windows
By: Jenni Huynh, January 12, 2016 – 2:13 PM E.T.
The worst of winter is on its way, which means many people are beginning to weather-proof their doors and windows in order to retain the maximum amount of warmth inside their homes and to keep energy costs low. When it comes to weather-proofing doors and windows, there are always two options:
A. Repairing existing doors and windows.
B. Replacing doors and windows altogether.
Some people choose to repair their older doors and windows because it generally costs less for them to be repaired. Even though repairing existing doors and windows may work for the time being, it will cost more money in the long run for constant preservation, especially if the doors and windows are 15 years of age or older. People will often hire a contractor or handyman to install weather-stripping or apply sealant to help reduce leaks or drafts. While this may temporarily mitigate the immediate symptoms, additional issues or side effects typically arise, sacrificing the functionality or appearance of the doors or windows.
With that in mind, replacing old doors and windows is a better investment because it saves time and money in the long run. Newer doors and windows are sturdier and made with improved, better-quality material that will last longer than their older counter-parts and won’t require as much maintenance.
By replacing old doors and windows, there’s no need for the consistent up-keep, and the reduced energy costs will be well worth it. You’ll save many headaches, time, and that extra spending money in your pocket, all the while enjoying a quieter, more weather-proofed home.
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