Should You Replace Windows Now or Later?

When you own a home, projects are nearly endless. There are so many things that you need to do over the years and even more things that you want to do. But as the homeowner, you get to choose when you take on those projects and when you look over things that can be done later. You only have so much time on your hands and there is only so much money in the bank, too. While some projects need to be done right away, others can wait. If you are considering new replacement windows in Roseville, CA, it’s good to know when you can wait and when you need to go forward right away. Here are some tips to help you understand the difference.

Replace Windows Now: Energy bills are rising fast with no end in sight.
Energy bills tell you a lot about how your windows are functioning. When you see a spike in the bills and they just keep going up, new windows can help. The spike could show you that something happened to your windows. Maybe a seal broke or a warped window sprung a leak. Whatever it is, new windows can fix it.

Replace Windows Later: Your energy bills are going up steadily and you can afford the bills.
If your bills are going up steadily, it might just be an increase in the energy costs. If you can afford those bills and they aren’t astronomical, you can probably wait to replace your windows. You may want to have them inspected, though, so you know if there’s anything that needs to be repaired.

Replace Windows Now: You know your windows are leaking and you have the money to spare.
If you have broken, old windows that really need to be replaced, it’s easy to talk yourself into the project if you have money in the bank to spend on new windows. They are a great investment and you will see the money in energy savings and again when you sell the home.

Replace Windows Later: You don’t have the money for the project.
If you simply don’t have the money in the bank, the project might have to wait. It’s never too soon to look into new windows, though. You can form a budget and start saving or see about taking out a home equity loan, a personal loan, or another form of financing for the project.

There are plenty of other reasons to replace your windows now or wait until later. If you don’t know what direction to go, contact the professionals at California Craftsman for help. We are happy to offer you a free, in-home consultation and estimate. We can take a look at your current windows and give you our expert opinion as to whether not or later is best for replacements. Give us a call today at (530) 887-1857 or visit our showroom at 4035 Grass Valley Hwy Ste G Auburn, CA 95602 to ask questions in person.