blog-banner

Are you looking for a contractor?

Submit our quick form and get quotes now!

Table of Contents

Why Renovate Your Windows?

Why Renovate Your Windows?

Collaborations with expertsWhy Renovate Your Windows?

If you’re currently in the midst of a renovation project, chances are, you’re debating whether or not you should replace your windows. Nonetheless, replacing windows has several valuable advantages that you should consider prior to undertaking your renovation project.

Renovate Your Windows to Lower Your Energy Bill

windows

If your heating or air conditioning bills are high, you may want to consider renovating your windows. As a matter of fact, if they’re poorly insulated, cold air drafts from outside can seep right in. During the summer, poor insulation will increase the temperature in your house.  

Besides increasing your energy bill, poor insulation will affect your environmental footprint. It's important to think about the environment when considering your renovation project. Renovating your windows improves your home's energy efficiency, which in turn increases the value of your property. If you sell your property, the buyer will know they won't have to tackle a major renovation project.

To do so, you at least need double-pane windows. If possible, the windows have to be fitted with a specific filler that replaces the air between the panes with argon gas. 

  • Choosing PVC windows ensure excellent thermal insulation and soundproofing. 

  • Aluminum makes it possible to choose from different colours and gives you more options to personalize your choice.

  • Wood window frames provide excellent thermal insulation. 

Solutions Available to Renovate Your Windows

There are two solutions when it comes to renovating your windows:

  • Complete window overhaul;

  • Repair/cover the worn window parts.

Replace the entirety of your windows

Once your window seal fails, the best thing to do is replace the entirety of your windows. As such, you’re enhancing thermal and acoustic insulation. Doing so will also improve the aesthetic aspect of your property. However, it’s often the most costly solution. 

Replace the worn sections of your windows

This technique is used to renovate your windows quickly and cheaply. However, that can dim the amount of light in the room in question. For that reason, we highly advise you to steer toward the first option, which is of replacing your windows. 

Renovate your windows to reduce noise

If you have a house or an apartment located on a busy street or next to a highway, your priority might be to reduce sound pollution. 

If you're bothered by the noise around your home, it's most likely due to the fact that your windows are only fitted with single-pane glass. Consider purchasing double-glazed windows, preferably PVC, to improve sound insulation.

Renovate your windows for an aesthetic tweak

Whether you’re looking to revamp the interior or exterior of your house, windows are an important feature. In fact, a house with old windows gives the whole structure a shabby look, which can lower the value of your property. That’s why you need to take into account the aesthetic factor when you’re looking to renovate your windows. 

Prerequisites for Window Renovations

window installation

When undertaking your renovation project, there are a few prerequisites to consider to ensure the whole process goes as smoothly as possible: 

  • First, consider the current state of your window. It has to be in decent enough condition, otherwise, the renovation process won’t be as easy. 

  • The window space and type of opening (casement, awning, tilt and turn, hopper, sliding, double-hung, motorized, or manual).

  • Presence of ventilation: No matter if it’s mechanical or natural, it’s a must in every dwelling. In fact, proper ventilation can reduce the humidity that’s naturally found inside. 

If you’re replacing your windows, consider changing your shutters too...

Naturally, one doesn’t often reflect on it, but when renovating windows for any or all of the above-mentioned reasons, it can also be worthwhile to switch out your roller shutters.

In fact, when they’re closed, your roller shutters can also help reduce your energy bill based on the chosen material. If you’re looking to change your roller shutters during your window renovation project, consider the kind of roller shutter that’s currently installed. 

And there you have it, all the reasons that may push you to change your current windows. Typically, window repairs or renovations offer several advantages, whether it's to increase the value of your property or reduce your energy footprint or bill. 

Get 3 renovation quotes for your door and windows project

RenoQuotes.com can help you get quotes for your door and windows project. By submitting your project, we’ll put you in contact with top-rated contractors. Fill in the form on the homepage (it only takes a few minutes), and you will get estimates from trusted professionals.

Dial 1-844 828-1588 to speak with one of our customer service representatives.

Get 3 free quotes for your project!

Submit a project and get 3 free quotes!


Last modified 2023-11-07


Get 3 free quotes for your project!

Submit a project and get 3 free quotes!

Looking for something else?


Table of contents


Get 3 free quotes for your project!

Submit a project and get 3 free quotes!

Are you a contractor?

Join our network and receive real leads!

Download the price guide for renovations

We’ll be emailing you the latest market price guide for renovations.



Related articles

The latest industry news, interviews, technologies, and resources.

5 min read

Amanda Harvey • 07 Nov 2023

How to Clean a Skylight

Skylights are a wonderful feature, adding natural light and dimension to even the dullest of rooms. Though skylights are becoming popular once again, they aren’t so common in modern homes.

5 min read

Cynthia Pigeon • 07 Nov 2023

Cremone Bolt Windows: Maintenance, Features, and Repairs

When strolling through Old Montréal or Old Québec, you have most likely laid eyes on this outward-opening, antique window model. Elegant with a vintage charm, a cremone bolt window (vintage or French casement window) is rarely your top-of-the-list choice when purchasing new windows. However, their beauty definitely rivals that of the other models available on the market.

5 min read

N/A • 07 Nov 2023

Are your DIY renovations breaking the law? | Renovation Quotes

Regardless of the scale or size of a home renovation project, before getting started, it’s common to ask yourself how much you’re actually capable of doing. Of course, you’re going to come with your own set of skills and previous renovation experience and thus, you’ll know how much you can do. But have you ever thought about the legal repercussions of renovation projects?

4 min read

Cynthia Pigeon • 07 Nov 2023

10 Kitchen Cabinet Handles

It's the kind of thing that might seem like such a small detail during a major kitchen renovation, but without cabinet door handles, boy are you in trouble! Sure, there are some cabinet doors that don't require any handles to open or close. However, most often, cabinet hardware, either handles, pulls, or knobs is required to open cabinets and drawers. 

5 min read

Cynthia Pigeon • 07 Nov 2023

How to Install Roof Valleys

When it comes to re-roofing, your main concerns are likely to be preventing future water infiltration and choosing a durable coating.


Looking for a contractor?

Submit a project and get 3 free quotes now!