Window replacement is a common and beneficial home improvement. New windows can give your house curb appeal, save energy, and make cleaning and maintenance easier. Many homeowners wonder whether they should replace all the windows in their home at once.

The answer depends on several factors. Ask yourself this question to help you determine whether this is a single- or multi-window project. 

Why Do You Want To Replace Your Windows?

Bay window with copper roof on traditional brick home with flowers below and yellow roses extending out onto the window in spring.The reason behind your interest in replacing your windows can help you determine what to do. 

  • Save energy: If your goal is to save energy, you should replace your windows all at once. Old windows can let heat and cold through too easily, decreasing your HVAC system’s performance. If you only replace some of your windows, your remaining old windows will still lack insulation and continue to be an energy drain.  
  • Improve curb appeal: If your goal is mainly aesthetic, you could consider replacing just the windows on the front of the house. Or maybe you want a special type, such as a bay or picture window, that would be worth replacing alone. If your windows aren’t an energy concern and are in decent shape, you may not want to replace them all at once.  
  • Make the home feel more comfortable: Tired of drafty windows making your home feel cold? If your home feels significantly cooler near the windows when the weather is cold, your windows probably lack sufficient insulation. If your windows are all the same age and one is drafty, they’re likely all drafty. Poorly insulated windows should all be replaced at once to help your home feel more comfortable. 
  • Windows that are easier to clean: Tired of climbing a ladder to wash your windows from the outside or trying to lean out of an open window to clean the top part of the glass on the outside? Not only is this a pain, but it’s dangerous. New windows hinge and tilt inward for easy cleaning. If maintenance is difficult, you may want to replace your old windows entirely.
  • Increase the home’s resale value: New windows are a worthwhile home improvement for resale value. The return on investment for new windows is greater than many kitchen remodels, bedroom additions, and outdoor projects. Windows are valuable to potential buyers because of the energy savings.
  • A broken window needs replacing: If you have one broken window, whether it was due to an accident or typical wear and tear over time, you may consider just replacing that one. However, if one window is showing signs of age, there’s a good chance the others are too. It’s wise to have all your windows inspected. Where there’s one problem, there’s likely more. 

How Window Replacement Can Save You Money

Kitchen cabinet with marble top and sink with row of white double-hung windows over counter.While you may be reluctant to replace all your windows at once because of the cost, it can save you money in the long term. Replacing windows helps your home be more energy-efficient. New windows are more effectively insulated to keep heat from passing through.

Advancements in technology have led to windows designed with incredibly low solar heat gain coefficients, which is the technical term for the amount of heat that gets through a window. You may notice your energy bill goes down with the following billing cycles after a window replacement. 

Why Hire Zen Windows for Your Window Installation?

Zen Windows Twin Cities can offer the best quality windows available at a lower price than others. Our top-quality fiberglass windows are less expensive to purchase and install than other window companies. With our excellent pricing, you can get fiberglass windows (the highest quality window material) at a similar price to vinyl windows (the next level down) from other companies. 

Call (763) 286-6871 or contact us to request a five-minute quote today. We look forward to helping you save energy and money with new, efficient windows.