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Why do you think you need to replace your whole window???

The aging process inevitably affects every aspect of our living spaces. Windows, the eyes of our homes, are no exception. As time marches on, windows may start showing signs of wear and tear, such as fogging or cloudiness, usually in when our homes reach that 30-year old range (seems like that’s when I started showing some signs of aging as well!)

Window companies know this, and when we live in a neighborhood built more than ten years ago, we get inundated with ads to replace our windows. We get these ads on TV, radio, in our mailbox, and hung from our front doorknobs when no one is home.

What they don’t want you to know, is that usually you can just replace your glass instead of replacing the entire window system. That’s right, instead of tearing out half the walls in your home and replacing all the windows (“Sorry, ma’am, that window was discontinued in 2010, if you want them to all match, you have to do the whole house.”), you can just replace the aging glass.

“But I have wood rot!”… in one or two windows, certainly not the whole house. You can use our wood rot guy for those, he’s really good.

Homeowners often find themselves bewildered by fogged or aged windows, unaware that there’s a more economical and efficient alternative than a full window replacement. Santa Fe Glass recognizes this predicament and aims to shed light on the benefits of glass replacement versus window replacement.

  1. Cost-effectiveness: One of the primary advantages of replacing glass over entire windows is the significant cost savings. While replacing an entire window can be a hefty investment, replacing just the glass can be a more budget-friendly solution. Homeowners can enjoy restored clarity and functionality without breaking the bank.
  2. Reduced Disruption: Window replacement projects can be disruptive to daily life. They often involve extensive labor, potentially causing inconvenience and upheaval within the household. Usually you are tearing out parts of the wall, and there can be extensive carpentry and painting involved. Conversely, glass replacement is a quicker and less invasive process. With skilled professionals like Santa Fe Glass, the job can be completed efficiently, usually in just a few hours, minimizing disruption to your routine.
  3. Environmental Considerations: In today’s environmentally conscious world, minimizing waste is paramount. Opting for glass replacement aligns with sustainability goals by reducing the amount of material sent to landfills. By preserving the existing window frames and structures, homeowners contribute to environmental conservation efforts.
  4. Preservation of Aesthetic Appeal: Many homeowners take pride in the architectural style and design of their homes. Replacing the glass allows them to retain the original aesthetics of their windows while addressing performance issues. With a wide range of glass options available, including energy-efficient and noise-reducing varieties, homeowners can enhance both the functionality and beauty of their windows.
  5. Enhanced Energy Efficiency: A common concern with aging windows is decreased energy efficiency, leading to higher utility bills. By replacing the glass with energy-efficient options, such as low-emissivity (low-E), homeowners can improve insulation and reduce heat loss, ultimately lowering energy costs and enhancing comfort indoors.

In conclusion, when faced with aging and fogged windows, homeowners need not resort to replacing entire window units. The solution lies in the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of glass replacement. By partnering with experienced professionals like Santa Fe Glass, homeowners can breathe new life into their windows while saving time, money, and the environment.

Don’t let fogged windows cloud your vision of a bright and beautiful home. Choose the glass solution and see the world through clearer windows once again.