Factors to consider when deciding on repairing or replacing windows and doors
Replace or repair? It's a question every homeowner asks themselves at least once, and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is offering tips to help consumers decide which option is best when their home's doors and windows look they could use some work.
CMHC says the decision on whether to repair or replace a door or window depends upon what the homeowner prioritizes. If it's energy use, replacing is the way to go; if it's cost savings, repairing tends to be less expensive.
But there are other factors CMHC says homeowners should take into consideration regarding window and door renovations. These include making sure windows and doors match the original style of a house, determining how much moisture is being let in when doors and windows are used, and if excessive amounts of condensation forms on windows.
If homeowners still have a hard time determining whether or not to repair or replace, a certified home inspector can help.
With spring approaching, it may be a good idea to have the entire house examined. Home improvements could help people save on home insurance premiums.