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Window Repair

Matute Roofing Has the Solution for Your Window Woes

When determining whether to repair or replace windows, two primary considerations are the extent of the damage and the cost. Mild issues like fogging or small leaks can often be rectified with repairs, which are more cost-effective in the short term. However, severe issues like large cracks, significant leaks, or windows that no longer insulate your home efficiently may require replacement

Replacements are expensive, so avoiding that added expense is always a positive for many homeowners. To others, replacements are a long-term investment, potentially increasing your home’s value and decreasing energy costs. Therefore, the choice between repairing and replacing should be based on the severity of the window’s condition and your financial capacity for either upfront or potential long-term costs.

At Matute Roofing, we pride ourselves on being window repair, replacement, and installation services specialists. Our rich experience, spanning over 26 years in the home improvement industry, makes us your go-to consultants for well-informed advice on optimal times for window repair or replacement and the type of window best suited to your home. Leveraging our expertise, we use only the highest quality materials in our services, ensuring your new windows offer longevity and improved energy efficiency. Partner with us and experience the difference between professionally installed, high-quality, and energy-efficient windows.

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Consider a Window Repair in the following circumstances:

Broken Glass: A sash replacement could be the best solution if a multi-paned glass is broken or cracked. 

Single-Pane Windows: The homeowner or a professional glazier can effectively and inexpensively repair these.

Slow-Moving Sashes: If your sashes are hard to raise, the likely cause is broken cords on sash weights. In the case of spring-type sashes, a failed or loose spring can be fixed. 

Damaged Drip Cap: The drip cap is the exterior shield at the top of the window. It can easily be repaired with a new rot-free, rust-free aluminum drip cap.

Poor Window Casing: Replace damaged casing with primed wood exterior casing available at most home centers. Low-maintenance vinyl and PVC products serve as alternatives to wood. 

Minor Water Leaks: These can be caused by poorly draining gutters and drain pipes forcing water towards windows. Re-routing your drainage system could resolve this issue. 

Cost Considerations: If budget is a factor, window repair will nearly always cost less than window replacement. Hence, if money is an issue, opting for window repair could be a sensible choice. 

At Matute Roofing, we provide expert window repair services, ensuring your windows are back to their best with minimal disruption to your daily routine. We also will work to allow you to pay for things other than repeated window repair service. Work with Matute Roofing – make the right choice!

When to Replace Your Window with Matute Roofing’s Superior Service

Foggy Windows: Water condensation inside your window’s double-paned or triple-paned insulated glass unit (IGU) causes foggy windows. Unlike older multi-paned windows, these IGUs are sealed and permanent – replacement is the only solution. 

Damaged Mullions or Muntins: Muntins and mullions are pieces of wood separating the panes of glass. If these are faux and set between two panes of glass for effect only, they cannot be replaced. 

Structural Problems: If the outer structure of the window is failing, it’s time for a new window. In cases where the area around the window (including studs, house sheathing, siding, and insulation) is also in poor shape, both window replacement and wall parts need to be rebuilt. A new construction window, not a replacement window, will be necessary in this scenario. 

IGU Gas Leakage: Gas leakage from your window unit’s IGU is sometimes, but not always, related to foggy windows. The IGUs can leak gas without developing fog. When the gas is gone, the window’s insulating properties dramatically decrease. 

New House Purchase: If you’ve recently purchased a new house and plan to stay there for at least 10 to 20 years, it justifies window replacement. Consider it a smart, long-term investment. 

Significant Water Leakage: Excessive water infiltration around the window might indicate that your exterior window casing is bad. This leakage isn’t so much a window issue as it is an issue with your home’s exterior. However, if water comes through the window, it’s probably time to shop for new windows. 

Cost is Not an Issue: If budget is not a primary concern, consider investing in window replacement as money is well spent. 

At Matute Roofing, we provide expert window repair services and specialize in window replacements. We help you make the right choice based on your specific situation, guaranteeing top-notch quality and service—partner with us for your window needs.

Can We Perform a Window Repair Instead of Replacing the Windows?

Yes, in many cases, windows can be repaired rather than replaced. The decision to repair or replace comes down to the severity of the window issues, your individual needs, and budget considerations. Minor window issues can often be repaired, which is a more cost-efficient option. 

However, it’s important to note that the typical lifespan of most windows is about 15-20 years. After this period, opting for a total home window replacement is usually more beneficial. The type of windows you have can also influence this decision. For instance, if you possess vintage windows, replacing them may decrease your home’s value, and thus, repairs might be a more beneficial option.

At Matute Roofing, we help you navigate these choices, providing professional advice and superior workmanship, whether repairs or replacements you require. No matter the situation, we are committed to delivering the best solution for your window problems.

The Benefits of a Window Repair over Window Replacement

When it comes to window repair over replacement, there are several benefits that homeowners should consider:

  • Cost-Efficiency: Repairing a window is typically less expensive than replacing it, making it an attractive option for those on a tight budget.
  • Preservation of Original Windows: For homes with vintage or specially designed windows, repair work allows you to preserve the original look and feel of your property.
  • Environmental Considerations: Repairing instead of replacing can be more environmentally friendly as it reduces the demand for new materials and the energy used in manufacturing.
  • Time-Saving: Repairs can often be carried out more quickly than total replacements, minimizing disruption to your home.

At Matute Roofing, our experienced team is here to guide you through the process and provide the most suitable solution for your window repair needs. With our commitment to excellence, we ensure that your windows not only look great but also function at their best.

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Window Warranties Aren’t All the Same

It’s also essential to review the warranties of the windows you are considering for installation. These reviews can help protect your investment in case of any defects or problems with your windows.

Windows generally come with manufacturer warranties, which may range from 10 to 20 years, depending on the type and brand of window that you choose. Be sure to read through the terms of each warranty carefully to understand what is covered and any repair or replacement costs that may be excluded. Our team is always available to answer any questions as you decide to protect or upgrade your most significant asset.

Matute Roofing offers high-quality windows and professional installation services to ensure that your replacement job goes smoothly. Our team has the expertise, the tools, and an eye for quality, so you can trust that your windows will be installed correctly. We offer a variety of window styles and brands to fit any budget.

How to Make the Right Decision: Window Repair or Replacement?

Each window in your home has unique needs depending on its location, exposure to weather elements, and makeup. Some windows deteriorate faster than others, while some may still be in good shape. As such, the decision to repair or replace is not always straightforward and should be made on a case-by-case basis. 

The most reliable way to determine the correct action is to consult a reputable professional. Our experienced team visits your property to inspect the condition of your windows. We provide a detailed assessment of the issues and recommend the best solution – whether a repair or a replacement. Our evaluation also includes an accurate estimate of the cost involved so you clearly understand what to expect. 

The price for repairs or replacement can vary depending on the style of the window and its material. At Matute Roofing, we specialize in both repairs and replacements for a wide range of window types. Trust us to guide you towards the most beneficial decision for your window needs.

Trust the Experts at Matute Roofing 

At Matute Roofing, we value our customers and take immense pride in delivering well-executed, professional work. Our reputation for honesty and fairness has enabled us to establish a loyal customer base. Many customers have been with us for years. We are passionate about helping homeowners like you find the perfect solution for your renovation needs. Our goal is to aligns with your budget and personal preferences. Our professional team commits to completing each project with meticulous attention to detail, guaranteeing a high-quality, efficient service.

Many contractors may claim to be the best at their work, but can they substantiate these claims? We can! Matute Roofing is a family-owned business with over 26 years of industry experience, and we aim to extend the warmth and reliability synonymous with family to all our clients. We work closely with our customers to understand their unique needs and aspirations for their roofs and homes. 

At Matute Roofing, we offer a diverse array of options while also providing professional advice based on our extensive experience. We encourage you to explore our residential services for more information on our offerings, including roof repair, maintenance, and replacement, window replacements and installations, gutter repairs, and gutter cover installations. To learn more about how we can assist with your home improvement needs, fill out the contact form or call us directly at 973-618-6489.