As your Ohio home ages, the windows start to show signs of wear and tear. You might even notice that they let a chilly draft in your home during the cold winter months. Instead of settling for broken and outdated windows, you should fix them with the help of a professional window company, but how do you know whether a window repair or window replacement is the better option for your home? Read on to find out!

Assess Your Current Windows

When your windows are in terrible shape, cheap repairs will end up costing you more money throughout the years. Not only will they not hold up for very long, but they can increase the cost of your heating and cooling bills. In this situation, it’s actually more cost-effective to purchase and install replacement windows. However, we understand that all windows are different, so you can use this checklist to help you decide if a window replacement is the better option for your home and budget:

·  Do your windows require a lot of maintenance (i.e., cleaning, scraping, and painting)?

·  Is your home hard to heat in the winter and cool in the summer?

·  Have they started to rot or sag?

·  Are your windows too old to find replacement hardware?

If you answered yes to one or more of the questions, a replacement window installation would be far more effective. Not only would you save more money in the long run, but you can also get more value out of a window replacement. In fact, new windows feature many design upgrades that can benefit your home. From low-maintenance materials to UV protection, you can expect to see many improvements.

Look at Your Options

After you finally decide that a window replacement is the best option for you, then you get to look at all of your options. No matter the style of window you have in your home, a window replacement company has a product to match. The following are just a few of the popular options from which you can choose:

·  Bow Windows: This unique-shaped window adds curb appeal and interior space to any home.

·  Garden Windows: If you have a green thumb, you’ll love the sill space on the garden windows that create the ideal environment for your plants to thrive indoors.

·  Picture Windows: Take in the beautiful Ohio landscape with a large picture window in your backyard.

·  Sliding Windows: With this style, you get simplicity and easy use for long-lasting beauty and function.

To find out more about the benefits of energy efficient windows, reach out to us at Armorvue Windows & Doors. You can call our experts to ask about our current buy two windows get one free offer, or we can provide you with a free quote after you submit our online form.