5 Window Restoration Myths Debunked


When your windows have issues or you’re worried about the integrity of your windows, you may have a lot of questions and concerns. That’s totally normal. You may do a little bit of your own research and hear different myths about restoring your windows. However, not everything you read is true. Today, we’re going to debunk five of the most common myths about window restoration for you.

Choosing Vinyl Is Final

Vinyl is often touted as completely maintenance-free. However, they’re made from petroleum-based plastic, and plastics can be affected by changes in temperature or weather. Parts for repair can also be difficult to find after a few years. This means that vinyl may not always be the best option and will often need to be replaced.

All Window Restoration Is Too Pricey

This isn’t always the case. Not all window restoration projects are expensive. In fact, a significant amount of money can be saved by opting for restoration instead of replacing them. Some of the more affordable window restoration options include glass replacement, new sealant, moisture removal, and hardware repair.

Window Restoration Is Complicated

Window restoration doesn’t have to be a complicated process. While there are lots of things that you can DIY, window restoration projects can become unnecessarily difficult if you perform them or have someone else work on them who isn’t as skilled. Breaking glass and seals, improper installation, or using incorrect materials are all issues that can happen if restoration isn’t done properly.

Damaged Windows Have To Be Replaced

Much of the time, when windows are damaged, they can be repaired. They don’t always need to be replaced. However, very outdated windows might not be as energy efficient and be more prone to moisture damage or temperature changes. There are some revealing signs that it might be time to consider replacing your windows. If there is a high amount of rot in your frame, your windows are single pane only, or the hardware is outdated, it’s probably time to think about changing your windows.

Replacing Windows Is a Greener Option

Greenwashing is absolutely a trend, and it’s one that manufacturers of all different kinds of products quickly jumped on. Window manufacturers aren’t exempt from that. Older windows, ones made with hardwood, can last more than five times longer than any replacement options. While these windows will still need to be maintained, that’s the same for any window. Newer wooden windows and vinyl windows may come with a LEED stamp of approval, but they’re not likely to last as long as older windows.

Trust the Experts

Here at Window Makeover, we have over 20 years of experience in the windows industry. We focus on restoration, making us experts in knowing whether those old windows of yours can last you for many more years with just a little maintenance. Our passion is window repair; you can trust us to take excellent care of your windows. For your free estimate regarding your window repair, schedule your appointment today.

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