Quite often we meet with homeowners who know they need a whole house window replacement, but are not ready to tackle such a large project all at once. Or, they know the project will be more than their budget allows so they compromise by using lower cost windows that fit into their budget rather than windows that offer the quality, look and features they really want.
One recent project shows how replacing windows in stages can be more manageable for your nerves and your budget. These homeowners found extensive rot and general loss of function for many of their windows and wanted to replace them with energy-efficient models that offered key features for their lifestyle. The 1926 home included 42 windows and was a perfect candidate for replacement in stages to meet the homeowners’ feature and budget needs. They added a touch of architectural style by replacing the original 6 over 6 grille design with a 3 over 1 design.
The choice of which windows to replace in the first stage was based on a combination of regaining functionality and retaining proper aesthetics. The original kitchen windows were difficult to open and close, so adding functional windows to this part of the home was important. In addition, the homeowners decided to replace all the windows on the kitchen side of their home to avoid a potential mis-matched look from the change in grille pattern. Insert windows were used to avoid disturbing the original interior trim. The results are impressive. Even with the grille changes, the new windows look like they’ve always been part of the charming home’s architecture. And the homeowners were thrilled to get exactly the windows they wanted for their home within a budget they could manage.
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If you have the budget for a whole house window replacement but are concerned about the toll the project will take on your daily routine, we’ve got a plan for you, too. It may be comforting to know that replacing a whole house of windows can be done much faster than renovating a kitchen or bathroom and with less disruption to your daily routine. Our team of installers can install a whole house of windows in a typical home in 2-3 days including daily clean-up and disposal of the old windows.
Call one of our window replacement experts to find out how we can help you get the windows you want and set up an installation plan that works for you.