If your windows are old and you are having problems, you have the option of replacing the window glass or replacing the entire window. Of course, replacing the glass is a much cheaper option for you. Keep reading to learn what your best option is.

Replace Window Glass

If you have single-pane windows, replacing the glass is not difficult to do. You can hire a window glass repair service to come to your home to do this for you.  

If your windowpane is broken, glass replacement is a good option. If you have double- or triple-pane windows and you notice they fog easily, the seal on the window is likely broken. This can also cause condensation to build up on the glass if the seal is broken. The contractor can replace the glass for you if you are having these problems. When the glass is replaced, the contractor will also install new weather-stripping around the window.

If you have a small crack on the glass, the glass can be repaired so you will not have to replace the entire glass or window. If the crack is very small, you can purchase a glass repair kit at a home improvement store and do this repair yourself. 

Replace the Window

If your windows are very drafty, this may be a good time to replace all the windows in your home. Having a draft means cold or warm air is getting through the windows and into your home. This can make your energy bills go up, as your HVAC unit will have to run longer to stay at the right temperature setting. 

If you have wood windows and are having problems opening and closing them, the window frames may be worn down. This will be costly to repair, as you will have to replace the frames. Because of this, replacing the windows in your home is your best option. Newer windows are typically made of vinyl, aluminum, or fiberglass instead of wood. These windows will last longer, and you will not have to worry about wood wearing down over time. 

If you decide to replace all the windows in your home, you will have many options to choose from. For example, there are casement windows and double-hung windows. The contractor can go over these with you, as well as tell you of other types of windows that are available.

The window glass repair service can give you much more information on whether you should replace the window glass or replace the entire window.