For some home improvement projects, like siding repair or roof replacements, you don’t have much choice whether to redo the whole thing or just finish it one section at a time. If a roof has failed or your siding is busted, it’s easy to decide if you should take care of the affected areas or just replace the whole thing. For windows, however, homeowners face a more challenging choice.
There are some experts who recommend replacing all the windows in one go if you’re due for an upgrade. Still, there are others who might say doing it one window at a time is fine. As always, there are always pros and cons for either route. Let our experts at 3JM Exteriors, Inc. explain both.
Replacing All Windows
Firstly, the total cost of window replacement is generally lower when you choose to replace all windows at the same time. It’s the same idea behind why buying bulk goods is cheaper. Labor costs are also settled in one payment, as opposed to multiple payments when you divide your window replacement project into parts.
Another benefit of a whole-home window replacement is in energy efficiency. You’re more likely to notice changes in your energy consumption and, as a result, maximize your savings, than when you choose to get replacement windows piecemeal.
When Single Replacement Makes Sense
Of course, the initial cost of hiring a general contractor for a whole-home replacement can be high. This makes it a difficult choice for homeowners working with limited budgets. So if only a single window is in need of repairs, it may be more prudent to have that window replaced for the time being.
The performance of your brand-new replacement windows depends on the quality of its installation. Make sure to vet all prospective contractors to get the most out of your project.
At 3JM Exteriors, Inc., we are your leading provider of home improvement and general contracting services. Give us a call at (630) 985-6494 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate on window replacements today. We serve homeowners in Naperville, and other nearby areas in IL.