You might be surprised to hear that the answer is ‘probably not.’
Experts in “green building” will tell you that unless old window frames are thoroughly rotten, most windows can be repaired for a fraction of the replacement cost. Instead, if you spend about $1K to update insulation, caulking and weather stripping, you’ll still save 10%-20% on your energy bill. To recoup the cost of new windows, plan on staying in your house for another 10 years.
Posted by Alice Kuder on April 22, 2014