Repair or Replace?
Windows are a big investment. And they’re a vital part of any building’s structure. It doesn’t matter the style of the architecture, they’re a functional component and necessity in every way. What tends to happen with large investments, is that we put them off. This specifically applies to anything to do with your home. Customers think that home updates, repairs and changes mean long timelines, confusing daily schedules and a hole in your wallet. This may be the case if you work with other companies, but when you work with the Valley Windows team, that should never be the situation. We consider our valued base of customers a community of friends and we want to treat friends with transparency, respect and trust. That’s why we started this blog; we wanted to provide a forum where we showcase our knowledge of our products, our services and the broader industry. And today, we’re tackling a difficult question.
When something goes wrong in your house, do you want to repair it, or do you want to replace it? It’s a question that most have had to deal with at some point in his or her life. It can be a challenge, you’re spending money either way and if you make the wrong decision, you’ll only spend more money over time. Luckily for you, you stopped by the Valley Windows blog and we’ll ensure that you’re set up for success.
The best rule of thumb? Is the cost now going to be validated by the benefits long term? Let’s talk through some scenarios.
So, your window is broken. This is a nightmare for any homeowner and we understand. Heads up, if you work with the Valley Windows team, your windows are always supported by a warranty and designed and installed so that they should never break. We’re lucky to live in an age where design has evolved so much that we can depend on materials that are much more durable. But nobody can totally avoid natural disasters. In this case, it’s time to replace. If you simply repair, it’s a bit of a Band-Aid fix and you never know when your window may break again.
So, your window is outdated. Maybe you’re noticing that the circulation of the air isn’t the same that it used to be or that mildew is gathering in its corners. This isn’t a fun situation either, but we tend to veer towards a different solution. When it’s minor fixes like this, it’s time for a repair. The important advice here is to do your homework. Don’t depend on the first contractor that you reach out to (unless it’s the Valley Windows team); instead, ask those family members and friends closest to you who they look to for help. The aforementioned problems are easy to fix with a repair versus a replacement, as long as you’re working with the right professional.
Questions? Comments? Let us know. The Valley Windows team is excited to hear from you!