When is it best to replace instead of repair your windows.

As a family business with your best interest at heart, we aim to repair your windows and doors instead of replacing them. Extending the lifespan of windows and doors saves our customers money and our planet from excess non-recyclable materials. However, there are times when new windows and doors are required. 


Windows are an essential part of any home. Windows bring in natural light and ventilation and connect us to the outside world. Like anything else, windows can deteriorate over time due to various factors, such as weather, age, and normal wear and tear. 


Here are some factors that can impact the decision of when to repair a window and when to replace them:

When to repair: 

Minor damages

If your windows have minor issues, such as small cracks, chipped paint, or foggy glass, repairing them can be a cost-effective solution. Simple repairs can restore the functionality and aesthetics of your windows without the need for a complete replacement. 

Historical or architectural value:

If you live in an older or heritage home with windows that have historical or architectural significance, preserving them might be a priority. Restoration specialists can often repair these windows to maintain authenticity while enhancing efficiency. 

Budget limitations

Repairs generally are less expensive than complete window replacements. If your budget is limited, especially if you are dealing with several windows, repairing them could be the more financially responsible decision. 


Localized damage

If the damage is limited to a specific area or part of the window, such as the frame or sash, targeted repairs may be all the windows need. This approach minimizes the disruption to your life and cost compared to replacing the entire window. 

When to replace:

Extensive damage

If your windows exhibit severe rot, warping, or water damage that is beyond repair, replacement is the best course of action. 

Comfort and efficiency

 Older windows may lack proper insulation, causing drafts and energy wasted. In this instance, upgrading to new, energy-efficient windows can improve your home’s comfort and significantly reduce utility bills, making up for the upfront cost of replacing them. Modern windows come with advanced features, such as insulated frames and gas fills, which contribute to improved insulation and noise reduction. These features can also improve your home’s comfort and could be worth the extra cost.

New windows are a long-term investment

While window replacement may involve a higher upfront cost, it is an investment that can pay off over time. Increased home value, energy savings, increased comfort, and reduced maintenance expenses can make the investment in new windows worthwhile. 


With Go Green Windows, our 25-year warranty is one of the best warranties in the business. We keep the environment in mind when it comes to conserving energy and helping you choose between window replacement or repair. 

Deciding between repairing and replacing your home windows involves assessing the damage’s extent, budget, and long-term goals. While repairs are suitable for minor issues, window replacement is the best option for extensive damage and energy efficiency improvements and can increase your home’s resale value. Whether you choose repair or replacement, Go Green Windows has your best interests in mind and will ensure comfortable, functional windows to keep your home energy efficient and comfortable for years to come. Contact us to request a quote and to learn more about our services.