Before you buy or sell your next home, let us inspect the windows rather than having a home inspector who knows little about windows do it. Let’s face it, replacing your windows is the number one most expensive thing you can do when it comes to maintaining your home. It’s more expensive than a new air conditioner it’s more expensive than a washing machine it’s more expensive than any appliance. It’s even more expensive than replacing your roof! Replacing Windows can cost up to $40,000 for an average home in the Naperville, Plainfield Illinois area. This number is based on wood/aluminium clad windows with an average of 30 to 35 windows in the home. If your windows have radius shapes or patterns or grids between the glass or even energy-efficient low E glass expect to pay upward near $50-$60,000 if you’re replacing those windows with like Windows. Sure you can save a little bit of money if you decide to install vinyl windows but the fact of the matter is vinyl windows don’t look right in most homes with nice wood trim. Your best option when selling your home is to repair the existing Windows back to their near original condition. This can be done using one of the many techniques which we have developed over the many years we’ve been doing this. Repairing your Windows rather than replacing them can literally save you tens of thousands of dollars. When selling your home you do not want the windows on the bargaining table. When purchasing a home the last thing you want to do is put money into new Windows. Windows are composed of very few components that make a difference. Glass being the most important thing. Quality glass with a quality seal using high-end low E coatings will go a long, long way. Replacing rotting sashes which will include new high-end insulated glass is basically the same thing as replacing your windows. Windows have an energy efficiency rating. The glass within the window sash is responsible for 85% of that rating. So the bottom line is if you replace a sash and use good glass and good wood you basically just increased your Windows efficiency rating quite a bit.
With all that being said the fact of the matter is some windows cannot be repaired, this is where we come in. WindowRepairGuy can come to your existing home or the home you’re thinking about buying and inspect the Windows the way they should be inspected. We know what to look for, we know what to look at. That’s the bottom line. We’ve been doing this a long time and we know what fails. We can see and hear component failure in its infancy. Once we determine what the problem is we can then decide on a course of action. Is it something minor requiring only sash replacement or parts? Or is it a problem which goes much deeper, requiring full unit replacement? These are questions you should ask whether you are a buyer or seller. If you are a seller you do not want Windows on the bargaining table. It will cost you more in a credit to the buyer than it is going to cost you to repair. If you are the buyer you do not want to purchase a house which needs new windows unless you want to drop another 30K. Having bad Windows in your house is the worst thing you can do for your energy bills. Fortunately however there is a happy medium to these window issues. The beauty of using WindowRepairGuy is not only will we properly inspect your windows but we can suggest resolutions AND do the repairs. You deal with the owner of the company from start to finish. If we do the repairs, the inspections cost is credited to the repair bill. We offer a transferable labor and product warranty on most everything we do. You cannot lose! So contact us today and schedule an appointment to have us look at your Windows. It’s a small price to pay for the comfort of knowing where you stand. Read the blog here.