Boulder Window Replacement and Window Repair Services
When we see a house for the first time, windows are right up there among the most important and striking components. They tend to set the style tone for an entire building, and can really boost the design aesthetic of a property. But they're not just there to look pretty. Windows also provide us with some crucial amenities that we simply can't live without, including plenty of natural light, fresh breezes rippling through the house, and those incredible views—or the ability to check out what's going on around the neighborhood from the comfort of your own home.
Windows aren't just nice to have, they're downright essential to our homes and way of life. But, just like most other things around us, they will deteriorate over time or suffer sudden damage and eventually need Boulder window replacement or window repair services. Homeowners aren't always thrilled to learn they need window services, but there are some huge benefits that include a more comfortable home, increased property value and even lower costs on energy bills.
If you suspect your residential or commercial property is in serious need of Boulder window replacement or window repair services, trust your local, experienced Boulder handyman to get the job done right. The team of service professionals at Mr. Handyman of E Boulder, Broomfield & Erie are committed to delivering the highest standards of excellent customer service and experienced craftsmanship.
Top Benefits of Boulder Window Replacement or Window Repair from Mr. Handyman
When you first hear that you need a Boulder window replacement, you might initially be thinking of the expense and disruption to your household. However, those are minor issues in comparison to the major benefits of replacement windows. Here are some key reasons why window repair or a Boulder window replacement project can be a very positive change for your property and your household.
Lower Energy Costs
In all likelihood, heating and cooling are the biggest expenses by far on your monthly energy bills—that's the case in most homes, particularly in locations such as Boulder that experience a wide range of temperatures throughout the year from around six to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Your HVAC system needs to use a significant amount of fuel, whether it's natural gas or electricity, to provide cooling and heating services, which is why it's important to have an HVAC system that operates with as much energy efficiency as possible to use less fuel.
The problems start when frames, sashes and panes of glass deteriorate to the point where they are allowing heat transfer to occur. Heat transfer is the natural process of thermal energy moving from a warm space to a colder space—when warm air from your heater escapes outside in winter, for example, or when solar heat gets into your house during the summer when your air conditioner is running. Heat transfer changes the temperature in your house, causing your thermostat to send frequent signals to your HVAC system to turn on and restore the temperature you have programmed. Since your HVAC has to run more often and for longer spans of time, it uses a lot more fuel and that is reflected in the increased charges on your energy bills.
Homeowners can save a noticeable amount of money with professional Boulder window replacement or repair services. There are a few different options available for treatments that can make for more energy efficient windows, including low-emissivity (low-E) coatings that reduce the amount of ultraviolet (UV) rays coming through the glass, and insulated glass units (IGUs) that consist of two or more panes sealed together at the edges with a small gap in between. The gap is filled with argon gas to reduce heat transfer. Because of their ability to lower energy usage, windows are one of the many building components rated by Energy Star, a joint program between the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that certifies products which meet certain standards of energy conservation.
More Comfortable Home
Saving money is good, but enjoying greater comfort in your own home is an absolutely priceless benefit of Boulder window replacement or window repair. Deteriorated or damaged frames don't just allow heat transfer to happen, they also let in chilly air drafts, excess water and even unwelcome insect pests that make your house a lot less comfortable for your family. Boulder window replacement cuts out those unpleasant effects and keeps your house comfortable, safe and snug. It also has some additional benefits such as noise reduction to muffle loud noise from outdoors, and better air circulation if you have a non-opening version and replace it with a single or double hung window.
Maintain Condition of House
We mentioned above that units in need of Boulder window replacement or window repair can let a homeowner's worst enemy, excess moisture, seep into the inside of your walls and the interior of your house. Moisture incursion is terrible for any building because it leads to serious decay problems like flattened insulation, damaged, softened drywall and mildew growth. It also leads to wood rot, which eats away at timber with a high moisture content, causing it to soften and crumble. Rotting wood lets in even more drafts, destroys hardwood flooring and encourages other problems such as structural instability if it's neglected for too long. Boulder window replacement can give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is safe from severe moisture damage, and help you avoid more costly, time-consuming, stressful restoration work to address water damage mitigation.
Higher Resale Value
Are you thinking of selling your house sometime in the near future? Before your property hits the local real estate market, it makes a lot of sense to consider Boulder window replacement. You will likely be able to get a good return on investment in the sale price of your house, but an even bigger bonus is that it can go a long way toward encouraging a quick sale. Real estate agents will be sure to point out brand-new windows to their clients because that's a massive selling point. It reassures prospective home buyers that the house is in good condition and energy efficient overall, so they won't have to deal with projects like Boulder window replacement right away after taking possession of the property.
Choose Mr. Handyman for Boulder Window Replacement or Repair
When it's time to go through the Boulder window replacement process, homeowners can rely on the professional handyman team at Mr. Handyman of E Boulder, Broomfield & Erie for reliable workmanship and top-quality windows. We also offer numerous other services for both residential and commercial projects, including entry door installation, flooring installation and much more. Our Boulder window replacement installers are backed with a workmanship warranty called the Done Right Promise—if it's not done right, we'll make it right!
Frequently Asked Questions About Boulder Window Replacement and Window Repair
Need more information about Boulder window replacement or window repair? Give us a call to speak with our friendly customer care representatives and find out the answers to all your questions, or read our responses to a few frequently asked questions below.
Do I Need Window Repair or a Complete Boulder Window Replacement?
It makes sense to ask this question upfront, because you don't want to mess around with repairs that really aren't going to be sufficient to address the scope of the problem, but you also don't want to toss out a perfectly good unit and put in a Boulder window replacement if all you needed was window repair. Boulder handyman professionals on our team can assess the situation you're dealing with and offer an expert recommendation on the best course of action.
A lot of people tend to assume that window repair is always going to be less costly than Boulder window replacement because there's no need to purchase a new unit. However, that's often not the case with certain types of damage that are difficult or time-consuming to repair, making a total replacement the more economical option. Here are some scenarios where window repair by an experienced handyman is likely going to be enough to get your unit back in good condition:
- Sash is difficult or impossible to open because there are too many layers of paint built up on the frame
- Latch is broken or misaligned
- Insects such as ants, mosquitoes, wasps or termites are invading through torn screens
- Caulk is coming loose or peeling off
- Paint is flaking off of sill, sash or frame
- Small patches of softened, rotting wood on frame, sash or sill
Which is Better, Full-Frame or Pocket Boulder Window Replacement?
There are two potential approaches to Boulder window replacement: full-frame installation or pocket installation. As the name suggests, full-frame replacement involves removing the entire unit, including glass, frame and sash, and then installing a new package into the space left behind. Pocket installation, on the other hand, involves removing only the glass panes and sash or sashes, then installing new ones into the old frame.
One is not necessarily better than the other. Both approaches have their own pros and cons, so it just depends on your priorities and other factors such as the condition of the frame. If it's in good shape, square and level, pocket replacement is a good choice that is less costly than full-frame Boulder window replacement. However, pocket replacements reduce the amount of visible glass, sometimes by two or three inches. If you want to avoid reducing the surface area of the glass or your existing frame is in rough shape, full-frame Boulder window replacement is the better option.
Can Only One Layer of Glass in a Double-Glazed Window Be Replaced?
It is possible to replace just one pane in a double pane glass unit, but the results are usually not as satisfactory as just going straight to a total Boulder window replacement. That's because once the seal along the edge of the panes is ruptured and the argon gas in an insulated glass unit escapes, it's very difficult to fully restore the seal. It will eventually fail again and you'll end up with misty-looking "fogged" glass that isn't doing its part to stop heat transfer and keep your house energy efficient.
How Much Does Boulder Window Replacement Cost?
Most homeowners want to know the cost right away, so they can figure out how to work it into their budget before they commit to Boulder window replacement or window repair. But before we can give you a price for our services, we need more information about the project, your home and what exactly is required to improve its efficiency, appeal and comfort. The installation costs of Boulder window replacement can be impacted by factors such as:
- How many units need replacement
- Size and orientation of units
- Accessibility of the installation location
- Climate conditions
- Type of window
- Pocket or full-frame installation
- Double-hung or single-hung windows
After we've been able to evaluate your home and the project in person, we will offer you an honest, upfront cost for the work that needs to be done so you are enabled to make a decision about what's best for your household and budget before the work gets started.
Trust the Pros at Mr. Handyman for Expert Boulder Window Replacement and Window Repair
Regardless of whether you are in Boulder, Colorado or part of the surrounding area such as Frederick, Superior or Dacono, you can rely on the team of professionals at Mr. Handyman of E Boulder, Broomfield & Erie to provide trusted, reliable handyman services.
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