When you’re considering replacement windows in San Jose, CA, you may be asking yourself if you should just plan to do one replacement window at a time or whether you should have replacement windows installed throughout your entire home.
First you need to consider why you’re thinking about replacement windows installation. There are usually three reasons for homeowners to consider replacing the windows in their homes.
The first reason is simply to improve the curb appeal of your home. While this may seem to be a not-so-important reason to consider replacement windows installation, it actually is a very important reason.
First, curb appeal is important from an aesthetic standpoint. If your home is surrounded by newer homes or you live in a neighborhood where homeowner’s associations (HOAs) standards are particularly specific about the exterior appearance of homes, then replacement windows are an excellent way to make your home fit in with newer homes or to meet HOA specifications.
Second, curb appeal is important if you’re planning to sell your home. If your home is located in an area where it’s a buyer’s market (meaning that there are more homes for sell than there are buyers to buy them, so buyers have more negotiation leverage on price), replacement windows can help add value to your home and help you to negotiate a more equitable selling price.
If your home was built two or three decades ago in a relatively sparsely-populated area that has been heavily developed over time, then replacement windows will update the look of your home and help it to stand out among the more contemporary homes that have been built around your home.
If you want replace windows to increase your home’s curb appeal, then doing a whole-house replacement windows installation is your best option.
A second reason why homeowners consider replacement windows installations are because their existing windows are not functioning correctly. Generally, in older houses (where windows are 15 years or older), if one window is not functioning correctly, it’s a logical conclusion that there are other windows in the home that are not functioning correctly either.
It’s a good idea to check all the windows of your home to see if they open and close easily, to see whether there are gaps that create drafts, to see if condensation is forming on the windows, and to see whether moisture has been absorbed and mold or mildew has started to grow on wood portions of the window and window frame.
In this case, you’ll likely find that there are problems with many of the windows in your home. It makes sense, in this instance, to install replacement windows throughout your home. You will immediately be able to tell the difference in increased energy efficiency, low energy bills, and lower maintenance costs.
The third reason why homeowners consider replacement windows installation is to improve the interior décor of their homes. Depending on what your goals are for interior décor – and if your existing windows are functioning properly – you may choose to do one window replacement at a time or all the windows at the same time.
Many home remodeling projects happen one room at a time. So, for example, if you’re doing a living room makeover and you have a large window area that has two single hung windows placed side by side, but you want an unobstructed view to a beautiful view outside, then you could choose to replace the two single hung windows with a large picture, bay, or bow window to enhance the inside view and the outside view.
To learn more about the installation of replacement windows in San Jose, CA, you can talk with our expert team at California Custom Creations. You can call us at (408) 316-6293 to make an appointment for a free in-home consultation.