Repair or Replace: When to Call Your Window Contractor

Repair or Replace: When to Call Your Window Contractor

May 18, 2016

Most of the time, a homeowner would think about restoring or repairing an old window because they think it’s more cost-effective. There may be instances when a little repair is all that’s necessary and reasonable. There are also many cases when you can’t put off replacing anymore.


Before you decide on taking out the old toolbox and investing in a bit of elbow grease, consider how much more potential savings you’ll get from our windows in Milwaukee, WI. Here are some instances when replacement should be your only option:

Rotten Frames

A few kinks may be fine for a handyman to handle. If the frames or sashes are rotten thoroughly, however, you should decide to replace your windows. Those windows are leaky and unsafe, aside from simply being unattractive. They may even trap moisture.

At Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee, our windows come with Fibrex®. This composite material combines the strength of wood and the low-maintenance quality of vinyl. It is surely durable and reliable, so you won’t need to consider a replacement any time soon.

Broken Glass

Broken glass panes are always unsightly. They increase your heating or cooling bills and even pose a threat to your safety. Many homeowners would apply a quick fix (duct tape, cardboard, etc.), but you can’t let such a hole remain like that for long. As the reliable windows contractor in Milwaukee, we recommend our replacement window options. They feature High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass. This glass package has exterior coatings that make it easier to clean. In addition, it minimizes the amount of harmful UV rays that enter the room.

Bad Performance

You may think it’s just caulking or some other component that’s easy to fix. Still, if your windows are old, drafty, sticking, or generally bad at doing their duty, it’s better to invest in replacement ones. Energy efficiency and great overall performance is the first thing you get when you choose our windows here at Renewal by Andersen.

Poor Aesthetics

Sometimes, it’s just the way they look. When you realize you can’t keep coming home to such bad windows, repainting is out of the question. The same is true about your doors in Wisconsin; if they take away from the curb appeal of your home, you have to replace them.

If you want to picture how your home would look like with our windows, consider using our visualizer. Feel free to get in touch with us for more information.

Hear From Our Customers

Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

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