When to Replace Windows and Doors?

Have you noticed an increase in your heating bill? Feeling drafts coming from your windows and doors? It's probably time to replace them!

The professionals at General Contracting by Liberty are here to help! We will assist in your window and door replacement from start to finish. Our team of trained processionals will sit with you and discuss all of your options and recommend the solution that best suits your needs, whether your concern is aesthetics, energy saving, cost effective or all of the above!

Repair or Replace??

New windows offer manyf benefits—smooth operation, low maintenance, fewer drafts, easier cleaning and modest energy savings. But they're expensive, so evaluate the repair and maintenance options for your old windows before making your final decision. Liberty will help you make that decision.

In making this important decision, Liberty will help you assess the problem.

Are your old windows worth repairing?

You can almost always repair and restore old windows if you’re willing to set aside the time and can find replacement hardware. But it’s not always worth the effort and expense. Major problems include:

  • Rot. Once rot starts, it’s tough to stop unless you opt to replacing rotted wood , not an easy task, and then maintaining it regularly. If replacing the wood and maintaining is not in the cards for you....Consider replacement.
  • Sagging casement (crank-out) windows. You can usually replace worn-out cranks, but bent or worn hinges are tougher and replacements don’t always solve the problem. Consider new windows.
  • Fogged double-pane glass. The fogging that happen between the glass panes cannot be fixed. Glass replacement is the only solution in this case. This is often difficult and it’s expensive so be sure to compare the “fix-it” cost with the cost of a new window.
  • Hard-to-find replacement hardware. Call the window manufacturer or local window dealer if you can identify the window brand and model number. Many hard-to-find parts are available from online suppliers. But often new windows are the only option.

Give us a call today and will help you make the determination between replacing or repairing your windows!