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Ultimate Guide to Replacing Your Windows

New Year, New Windows! It may be time to replace your windows. How do you know for sure? Once you decide to replace them, how will you decide which windows to install? This is no DIY project so where do you start? Welcome to your window replacement guide for 2024. We will help guide you through every step of the process and educate you on everything you need to know about window replacement.

Is it time to replace my windows?

If you aren’t sure whether to replace your windows, but you think it’s time, that may be your answer. It’s time for a window replacement.

However, if you aren’t sure, check out our list of what to look for when deciding whether to replace windows. Our list also includes what to consider when you are creating a budget, striving toward energy efficiency, and choosing a style. Remember, before you move forward with replacing windows, make sure to consult a professional.

Broken Seal

Have you noticed a foggy or hazy look to your windows? When the seal is broken, outside air can get in and inside air can get out. This means you are no longer energy efficient. This could be caused by damage to the seal, or the window could have just not been installed properly. Whatever the cause, a broken seal on one or more windows could mean that you need a window replacement.

Drafts and Leaks

Whether you have wind or water coming into your house, you have problems.

  • When glass from the inside is hot to the touch in the summer or cold to the touch in the winter, that may mean that there is a problem with your window. Either your seal is broken, or you may have window frame issues.
  • The presence of a draft is easy to notice if you feel air coming through the window when it’s closed.
  • A leak may be more subtle. Make sure to observe your windows after a heavy rain.

Whatever the element, air or water coming into your home through your window means you need a replacement window.


Whether a baseball went through your pane, or you have damage that’s more subtle, like cracked or warped window frames, damage may be easy to repair. It also might be irreparable. If the damage is irreparable, you may have to replace the entire window.

High Energy Bills

If you notice a spike in your energy bill or even just a gradual increase, your windows may be the issue. For maximum energy efficiency, you want to make sure that your windows are up to date. A more up-to-date window may help you save on energy bills.

Curb Appeal

You may have purchased your house from a previous owner, or you may have had your house built. Whatever the case, you want your windows to be uniform or complementary of each other. If your windows don’t match you may want to replace some or all of them to create a great look to the front of your house.

Weather Related Incidents

When rough weather hits, new windows may be a necessity. Depending on the severity of the damage, you may need to get a full replacement of the window.

Property for Sale

If you are trying to sell your property, you may want to replace your windows. Window replacement is a wonderful way to update your home and raise the property value significantly.


Even if you have windows that match on the front of your house, you may want to have matching windows throughout your entire house. Having the same windows means easier maintenance and knowledge of how to operate and repair your windows.

Historic Restoration

If you live in an historic home, you may want to consider replacing your windows with windows that are historically appropriate for the period the home was built. Not only is this a more attractive look for an historic home, it is a healthier fit for your windows. Using historically accurate materials can mean a much longer life for those windows as well as your property. This is because mixing modern materials with historic materials can cause damage to the property.

Now that you know you want to replace, what’s the next step?

  1. Ask the Experts
    Contact us at Home Supply Window & Door, or visit our website. We will never advise you to get replacement windows if you don’t really need them. You can trust the experts.
  2. Estimate How Much You Want to Spend
    Your window experts will help you determine what you need vs what you can afford.
  3. Determine the Level of Your Desired Energy Efficiency
    You can spend as little or as much as you want on creating an energy efficient environment. Work out your budget and consider the environment.
  4. Choose Your Window Style
    Windows come in many different styles and treatments. Some styles to choose from include the following.
  • Single Paned Windows
  • Double Paned Windows
  • Double Hung Windows
  • Awning Windows
  • Casement Windows
  • Hopper Windows
  • Bay Windows
  • Picture Windows
  • Arched Windows

You and your property have a particular style and we at Home Supply Window and Door want to honor that and help you replace your windows to your satisfaction.


From determining whether you need replacement windows to determining your budget to choosing your style, staying in touch with the experts is the key to replacing your windows to fit your needs. Following this process is the way to go to stay organized and efficient when replacing your windows.

Home Supply Window & Door

Whether you need help deciding whether your windows need to be replaced, just replacing one window, or are full speed ahead with your whole home window replacement, make sure to contact the professionals at Home Supply Window & Door. We can help you choose the exact right windows to meet your needs. In the New York City metro area, we are your source for all things window and door.  We are happy to help and we have what you need. Have questions, visit our website or just give us a call at (973) 949-5401.