Window Replacement Guide

When and How to Replace Your Windows

Window replacement might seem like a big project to the average homeowner, but it doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Keep in mind that when you do install a new window in your home, whether you do it yourself or have it done professionally, it’s no longer considered a new-construction window. But, when installed correctly it should serve the same purpose of your old window, and can even help you to cut costs and make your home more secure.

Vinyl window replacements are popular nowadays thanks to their lower energy costs. They’re also easy to maintain and are usually more cost-effective than other types of window replacements.

But, how do you know if your windows need replacing in the first place?


Many people choose to replace their windows for aesthetic purposes, especially if you weren’t the one who installed the original ones. But, replacement windows can quickly become a necessity if you’re experiencing any of the following issues in your home:

  • High energy bills
  • Drafts
  • Difficulty opening or closing them
  • The glass is cold to the touch

Old windows make it easy for heat to escape from your home, so your energy bills can quickly go up. If you go to your window and notice that it’s cold or you feel a draft coming through, it’s a sign that the window isn’t properly insulated, and it could be due to age.


There are a few key things to look for when searching for the right window replacements. Do your research ahead of time on the type of windows you want. As stated above, vinyl is a popular option. It also allows for a lot of versatility since there are so many styles to choose from. Wooden windows can wear down and even rot over time. So, installing vinyl windows can help you to get the most out of your investment.

The important thing is to prioritize your needs when it comes to the windows themselves, as well as the installation.

At RI Remodel, we pride ourselves on offering professional window replacements with no hassle. Community values are hugely important to us, which is why we make it a point to personally connect with each one of our clients and customers.

Shopping for replacement windows and a contractor can feel overwhelming at times, especially if you’ve never done it before. Feel free to contact us and request a free quote or consultation. There are no hoops to jump through and no hidden fees to worry about when you’re trying to come up with the best solution for new replacement windows. Our expert staff can help you to decide the best windows that fit your needs, as well as your budget.

So, if your current windows have seen better days and you’re tired of your utility bills skyrocketing because of it, contact us today for more information on window replacements and what can work best for your home.