5 Ways to Save on Window Replacement

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At Truitt & White, we know the window replacement process can be daunting, complex and stressful. Below are a few tips from our partners at Marvin Windows & doors on how you can save on your window replacement project. 

You’ll make many decisions during your window replacement project.  Do I really need to replace? What materials are right for the East Bay? Do I need to do all of my windows at once? Replacing windows and doors is an investment, and just like any investment, it’s worth considering how you can efficiently spend your investment and plan for maximizing your return on new windows in your home.

Consider these 5 tips for your window replacement project.

1.Know when to repair vs. replace your windows.
Knowing whether your window issues are repairable or if they require replacement can be a difficult decision. Some wear and tear are normal and usually won’t affect the performance of your windows, but other signs indicate that window replacement might be on the horizon.  

2. Understand that energy efficiency is not one size fits all.
It’s hard to talk about window replacement without hearing about energy efficiency, especially here in the East Bay. Besides the demands our climate puts on our windows, there are also local building codes and state-wide regulations to consider, such as title 24. If you have any questions about local regulations or overall energy standards, your Truitt & White Window Expert is happy to help. 

3. Choose your replacement window material wisely.
Not all materials are created equal. Depending on the style of your home, the exposure of a specific window, and the location of a window in the home can all play a role in finding the correct material. Be sure to ask a Truitt and White Window Expert which materials fit your needs.

4. Keep resale in mind.
According to the National Association of Realtors, replacing your windows could offer a 73% return on investment when it comes time to sell your home. To maximize this return, use the value of your home as a benchmark for making decisions. An inexpensive material might seem like a good money-saving measure, but it could hurt you in the long run. The best route is to match and maintain the home’s original character and style to create a cohesive look for future buyers. 

5. It's not all or nothing
Every house is unique in terms of how many windows need to be replaced. In some cases, you may only need to replace certain windows in your home, based on exposure or use. Your Truitt & White Window Expert can help you determine exactly which windows need to be replaced. 

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