Do Replacement Windows Save Money? True Story.

How I can save money on home remodeling and repairing?

Have you ever asked yourself that?

I believe you did, so as hundreds of homeowners out there including myself. It can get really overwhelming and frustrating dealing with different companies and subcontractors, especially, when you know nothing or very little about construction.

However if something has to be done around the house, otherwise it cost you and your family a lot of discomfort and money waist, majority of us forget to do a proper research.
Especially, if we are talking about some of the most important and the most expensive parts of the house, windows.

DO REPLACEMENT WINDOWS SAVE MONEY? TRUE STORY.

DO REPLACEMENT WINDOWS SAVE MONEY? TRUE STORY.

Advertisement and professionals tell us to replace old windows and by doing so you are:

  • Making a wise financial investment in your house;
  • Being “Green” – saving energy;
  • Making your house easier to sell by improving the appearance;

 

I’m sorry, but you have been fooled.

 

Total window replacement was created to take your money and have nothing to do points describe up about. Often homeowner’s they need window replacement because nowadays window industry spends tens of millions of dollars a year to convince them to buy their interior products.

Let me explain.

Your bills won’t go down as much as the window salesman promised. In fact, your new replacement windows will save you so little money on your energy bills that the payback period for this investment may be more than 100 years — far longer than the new windows are likely to last.

You can repair old wood windows and save money. Excess paint and broken pulley systems are the most common problems with wood windows, but they are really easy fix. Stripping and refinishing the wood, as well as replacing the rope in the pulley system with a chain, will give your wood window long life.

Rotted wood doesn’t necessarily mean window death.Window repair specialist can usually fix bad part of your window, and it is going to look and perform like new. Properly maintained wood windows and storm windows work together like the two pieces of glass in a double-pane window.

As well if you add weather stripping to wood windows and storm windows, it is possible to achieve similar energy ratings of double-pane replacement windows. Of course, if your windows were neglected you may consider window replacement, but do yourself a favor and, meet with window repair specialist in your area to discuss what can be done.

Remember you can’t fix vinyl windows, when they broke in 5-10 years you will have to replace them again, but you can always fix wood windows and they can work years.

Give us a call @ 224 – 300 – 0266 so we can help you with your windows today! 

Window Capping. Should I Cap My Windows ?

WINDOW CAPPING. SHOULD I CAP MY WINDOWS ?

Have you ever was in between making decision to cap or not to cap your wood windows?
Or you are making your mind right now if you should or not to make this to your windows.

Thank God you are reading this, therefore you will have on honest opinion on it.

What is capping?

In construction capping or window capping (window cladding, window wrapping) refers to the application of aluminum or vinyl sheeting cut and formed with a break to fit over the exterior, wood trim of a building. The aluminum is intended to make aging trim with peeling paint look better, reduce future paint maintenance, and provide a waterproof layer to control the infiltration of water.

Therefore it seems obviously, that capping should protect your window frames and sells, practically it has opposite effect.

However it is really good idea to do this when you have vinyl window install, a lot of contractors picked up this practice for wood and half wood windows, what actually not protect them, but destroy them.
Capping is really popular in some regions, especially in Philadelphia area.

As homeowners we all looking for ways to save money on a lot of things around the house. Although there is some stuff can not be safe on. Your wood windows are required constant maintenance, painting, cleaning, checking on rotten parts etc. Sometimes it is a little overwhelming, for homeowners, so capping comes in handy, because you can simply cover window and forget about all maintenance and work that should be done on windows.

But for how long?

In a long run you will pay more for fixing problems that capping will create.

You see, when you have your wood windows wrapped, you can not see what is going on under it. Wood as natural material what has to “breath”. When wood is cover with vinyl or metal it is disposed to sunlight during the day and it’s cooling down at night time, what naturally create moist between wood and capping material.

Wood Rot – A Cover Up Story

Wood Rot – A Cover Up Story

 

You can read a good article from the picture

shown below: Wood Rot – A Cover Up Story

 

 

 

 

As well as no matter how good was capping there is no way that it will protect wood 100% from additional water and air perversion, what will speed up wood deterioration.

Those processes are going to repeat every single day.

How long do you think it will take to good wood under cap to go bed and start rotting and, what is more dangerous, mold?

Surroundings under cap is perfect for mold forming, which with time with get to your walls and can get into your house.
Worthless to say, that you won’t be able to safe wood that was under the caper, replacement will be necessary.

How much it’s going to cost? I believe more than yearly wood window maintain.

We often tempted to make a decision so fast, especially, when there is a salesman in front of us, describing, that what he is selling is the best solution for us and our house.
Not realizing that they will find enough facts to proof that earth isn’t round, just to sell their product or service.

Remember! Capping is hiding a problems no fixing them, so before you make decision to wrap your windows, think if it worth all of the problems and expenses that coming right after in less than 5 years.

If you are buying a house, you have to be aware of this as well, because it may looks perfect from outside, but have a BIG problem from inside, that you’ll have to deal with.

Now you asking yourself a question, what should I do ? Give us a call @ 224 – 300 – 0266 for a FREE Estimate, so we can help you with it.