Old Windows Cost More Than Replacement Windows


While you might know that you have old windows on your house, you are reluctant to get new ones, because, well, replacement windows in Rocklin, CA are a big investment! Yes, new windows cost quite a bit, but have you ever stopped to think that your old windows might end up costing you more than new windows will? It can certainly be true. Here are a few areas in which old windows cost you, and how the new windows will save you money instead.

Energy Bills

Probably the biggest place that you will get savings when you get new windows is in the energy bill department. When you have older windows, the energy bills can be huge. And you have to pay them each and every month. Add up a year’s worth of bills and calculate how much you could save with new windows. That will show you just how much more the old windows are costing you. Yes, you’ll have to pay for new windows upfront, but they will save you money on a monthly basis so you can pay yourself back.


Will new windows need repairs? Of course not. You will have to pay $0 in repairs on new windows. Both right away and many years into the future. So how much have you paid to repair your old windows? The parts might be old and hard to find. They may be expensive when you do find them. Whatever you have paid for in repairs, it’s costing you way more than the nothing you would pay for repairs on new windows, that’s for sure.


Older windows take time, effort, and funds to maintain over the years. The funds are bad enough, but think of the time you put into painting and scarping every year. With new windows, you can cross all of that off the budget. You don’t have to spend a weekend doing it and you don’t have to buy supplies. Vinyl windows simply take no maintenance.

Home Value

Your home is worth what it’s worth, but it might sink a little here and there because of how it appears due to the old windows. You would have to take a lower offer if you sold now. But when you get new windows, your home raises in value and you will get more for it, giving you the ability to pay yourself back for the investment. Plus, the home will likely sell faster at the same time.


These are some of the ways that replacement windows in Rocklin, CA are going to end up costing you less in the long run. Plus, they will cause less headaches and give you benefits like further comfort. The professionals at California Craftsman understand every benefit a home enjoys when new windows are installed. IF you’d like to ask questions about them and get a bead on what you could stand to gain from the process, give us a call and we’ll talk through the project.