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Choosing Which Home Windows To Replace First

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Many homeowners put off replacing the windows in their homes because they think that if they do one they have to do them all. Sure, it is easier to make everything coordinate if you do them all at once, but you don't have to. Here, you'll find a few tips to help you plan out the replacement of the old windows in your home without breaking the budget or being too inconvenient for you.

Do you have any projects in the works?

Have you already started some renovations or repairs in any area of your home? If you've already begun work in one area, that would be a great place to start with the replacement windows. So many people start one project, get it near to completion, and move on to another. In order to maintain your sanity, don't spread projects out around the house—try your best to complete one area before moving on to the next.

Are any rooms colder in the winter than others?

Heating and cooling costs are high enough without having to pay for the heat and cool air that's being lost out of the old windows. If you have a room that is significantly colder than the rest during the winter, you'll want to consider starting the replacements with the windows in that area. You will experience the greatest amount of energy savings by replacing the windows that are failing before you replace the ones that are still maintaining some air-tightness.

How does the house look from the street?

Maybe you're considering replacing the windows for purely aesthetic appeal. If you're hoping to improve the curb appeal of the home, think about replacing the windows on the front of the house now and finishing the rest of them at a later date.

This can cause a few oddities within the home—if you replace the windows on only the front of the home, but an area has windows on both the front and the side of the home, you could be left living with mismatched windows for a while—unless you choose to replace that window as well.

Of course, the first windows that should be replaced are the ones that are broken or damaged to the point that they are no longer functioning. Talk with your window replacement expert to begin developing a plan that will meet all of your financial needs while improving your home.