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Repair my windows or replace my windows.

April 10, 2015

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Where do I start: Repair my windows or replace my windows.

When you start shopping for new windows, do your research to know what can be fixed or done to make the windows you have now more energy-efficient. Replacing your old windows with new ones will lower your energy bills but it will take years to recoup the thousands you’ll spend on new windows and installation. Check out our previous blogs in regards to Vinyl windows and why you shouldn’t try replacing the windows yourself.

Rotted and jammed sashes. Inspect your windows for decay. Overtime due to wear and tear your windows goes through rigorous seasonal changes and the environment can cause problems as well (if you are near freeways, raining season, and etc.)See signs that water has penetrated around the frame? The windows need to be removed and repaired before they rot. If the sashes stick, rub the bottom of a white candle against the bottom and sides of the window so it will slide better in the channel. If there’s condensation between layers of insulated glass, you’ll need to replace the sash or the window, which may be covered by your warranty.

Making my current windows more energy-efficient Caulking and weather stripping help reduce drafts. Remove old caulk and replace with new caulk using a caulking gun. Outside, caulk between the window molding and house. Inside, caulk around window trim. Apply when humidity is low and it’s above 45° F. Weather stripping helps with air leaks around sashes and should be applied to clean, dry surfaces when the temperature is over 20° F. The weather stripping should compress when sash is shut. Combination storm and screen windows add insulation and can cost less than replacement windows, though they’re not as convenient. Interior storms are often more effective than exterior one.

My house old….real old. What can I do if my house was built before the 1980’s? Inspect your windows and give Accurate Siding and Windows a call to request for a quote to complete our NO obligation consultation form here (relink) contact page. Single-­pane windows are a real concern because the friction of opening and closing the sashes can release lead dust and result in lead poisoning in children. Replacing these windows eliminates the lead risk but can increase lead dust during the project.

Should I replace the original windows that came with my house? Windows help define your home’s look and can be an important architectural detail. Replacing windows, especially ones with stained or leaded glass or decorative wood grilles, can lower the house’s value. Ask yourself, will the new windows fit your home’s style or detract from it?

Overall, if you think your window needs replacing you should go for it. Yes, maintaining the cracks and painted in windows can get you to save money, but in the long run it will cost your time and more money if you don’t do anything about it. With any questions or to request a quote: Visit our website www.accuratesidingandwindows.com under the Contact tab or give us a call +757-301-6972.

Accurate Siding & Windows, Inc., performs the following services using the finest products in the industry: Replacement Windows, Vinyl Siding, Decorative Vinyl Siding, Vinyl Replacement Windows, Double Hung Windows, Casement Windows, Insulated Windows, Alcoa Siding, ThermaTru Doors, Nailite, CertainTeed, Crane Siding, Simonton Windows, Dove Vinyl Windows, Andersen Windows & Doors, Fiberglass Entry Doors, Contractor Services, Siding Contractor, Vinyl Siding Virginia Beach, Vinyl Windows Virginia Beach, Home Improvement, Home Improvement Virginia Beach, Window Products, Replacement Windows, Entry Doors, Window Replacement Contractor, Window Replacement Company, Home Improvement Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach 2009 Tax Credit, 2009 Tax Credit, 2009 Stimulus, Home Improvement Tax Credit, 2009 Home Improvement Tax Credit, Chesapeake 2009 Tax Credit, Hampton Roads 2009 Home Improvement Tax Credit




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Accurate Siding & Windows, Inc., performs the following services using the finest products in the industry: Replacement Windows, Vinyl Siding, Decorative Vinyl Siding, Vinyl Replacement Windows, Double Hung Windows, Casement Windows, Insulated Windows, Alcoa Siding, ThermaTru Doors, Nailite, CertainTeed, Crane Siding, Simonton Windows, Dove Vinyl Windows, Andersen Windows & Doors, Fiberglass Entry Doors, Contractor Services, Siding Contractor, Vinyl Siding Virginia Beach, Vinyl Windows Virginia Beach, Home Improvement, Home Improvement Virginia Beach, Window Products, Replacement Windows, Entry Doors, Window Replacement Contractor, Window Replacement Company, Home Improvement Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach 2009 Tax Credit, 2009 Tax Credit, 2009 Stimulus, Home Improvement Tax Credit, 2009 Home Improvement Tax Credit, Chesapeake 2009 Tax Credit, Hampton Roads 2009 Home Improvement Tax Credit

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