Drafty windows should be replaced as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may notice an increase in your utility bills. (Drafty windows account for roughly 40% of residential heating and cooling costs.)
What if you have several drafty windows? Should you replace them all at once or one at a time? In most cases, it’s more practical and cost-effective to replace drafty windows all at once.
S.I.S. Exterior Renovations, your trusted exterior siding and roofing contractor, explains why below:
Lower Labor Costs
If you crunch the numbers, it’s more expensive to replace windows one at a time. That’s because the labor costs of multiple window replacement projects can quickly add up. It’s estimated that one large window replacement project is cheaper than five separate projects.
Consistent Workmanship Quality
The problem with scheduling multiple window replacements (or home improvement projects for that matter) is that there’s no guarantee that the same contractor will install your windows. If different contractors handle your window replacement projects, the installation quality of your windows may be inconsistent.
Minimal Disruptions to Your Schedule
By replacing your windows all at once, disruptions to your routine can be minimized. How long do window replacement projects usually last? In general, it takes two to three days for a team of experienced contractors to replace all of the windows in an average-sized home and conduct clean-up of the construction debris.
One more thing: always vet a contractor before hiring them to make sure your James Hardie Siding and windows are installed properly. Here are some vetting tips:
- Limit your search to contractors near your area – This quickly narrows down your options to local contractors who should be familiar with the local building codes and climate.
- Ask how long they’ve been in business – The number of years a contractor has been working in the industry should give you a good idea of their level of expertise.
S.I.S. Exterior Renovations has been proudly serving local homeowners since 1991. We offer a wide range of professional exterior services as well as quality windows and doors. To schedule an inspection, call us at (403) 640-1334 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Calgary as well as the surrounding communities.