House windows are so much more than just a cosmetic decoration for your home. They are part of the structure which determines how much money you will need to spend to keep your family warm through the winter or cool in the extreme summer heat, as well as a vital part of your house security.
You can completely replace your existing windows with new materials, fit storm windows inside to add extra protection, or completely rebuild your walls to accommodate a completely new type of window. It can be difficult to know exactly when to replace residential windows. Obviously, if the existing frames are rotting or damaged, you will be losing money consistently through increased fuel bills, and you will also be making it easier for an intruder to gain entry to your home. Replacing your windows will then be essential, and the problem will not get any easier the longer it is left. If the basic structure of your windows is sound, you have many more choices. A replacement can still pay for itself over time, and it can certainly allow you to realize a higher price should you sell the property. The one time outlay will be enough to put many people off, and there are other possibilities.