When it comes to home repairs and maintenance, you have a limited budget available. When several possible things come up at once, you have to decide what you’re going to do now and what will wait until later. If you know you need replacement windows in Huntington Beach, CA, compare that project to the others you want to take on and see what makes the most sense for you. Here are some to consider:
New Doors Versus Replacement Windows
If your home is lacking in energy efficiency, you know it’s likely the windows and doors on your house that are causing the issues. With leaking air, there’s no way to efficiently keep your home at a good temperature level. While many homeowners get new doors and windows at once, if you can only afford one project, which should you do? Windows are the obvious choice. There are likely only a few doors in your house that open to the outside, but there are windows in every room. When you replace the windows, you will see a bigger change in your energy efficiency than you would if you did the doors instead. Ideally, you can do both in short order, but always start with the windows when you have to do one over the other.
New Siding Versus Replacement Windows
If you want your home to look better and to have better insulation, siding is a great project to consider. However, if you have old windows as well, the siding may not help nearly as much as you think it might. Old windows will bring down the appearance of even new siding. Instead, start with the windows and seal your home up, insulating it better at its weakest points. The aesthetics of the house improve both inside and out at the same time. You can always refresh the siding with a new paint job.
New Light Fixtures Versus Replacement Windows
Some homes can really improve when they have more lighting. You can place floor lamps, more recessed lighting, and other new fixtures in your home to try and brighten things up, but there’s no way around natural light being the better choice. When you get new windows, your natural lighting increases right away and you can get even more with a change in window styles.
These are a few improvements that are better off waiting until after you get replacement windows in Huntington Beach, CA taken care of. The professionals at Mancino Door & Window, Inc. are here to help you decide if you need new windows first or if the other projects you have in mind are better off coming before the new windows. Most of the time, new windows are more important. Give us a call at (949) 328-9910 and we can give you our expert opinion on the subject. We’re located at 27801 La Paz Rd #B Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 and looking around our showroom can give you great ideas moving forward.