Should You Repair or Replace Your Old Windows?

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Do you have windows that you need to repair or replace? If you own an older home, there’s a good chance you’ve debated whether or not to get new windows. Maybe they’re inefficient, inoperable, or rotting…or all three. Either way, you know you need to do something. The problem is figuring out the better of two possible solutions: to repair or replace.

REPAIR:

“They don’t make things like they used to.”

The same can be said for windows built before the post-war housing boom. And while they’re not as efficient as modern windows, they’re typically far more durable. You could replace them, but there are a few reasons you may not want to.

First, it might be prohibited. In many instances local building codes restrict you from replacing windows in historic homes. In these instances, replacement isn’t an option. If you can replace them, you’re often restricted to doing so…

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