When we moved into our little condo, we knew that there would be some updates that we would want to take care of and get done. One thing about the place is the wood floors. They are original to the building from the 1940′s, and they are starting to crack and break through in some places. It is going to take quite a bit of work to get them fixed or replaced, so we aren’t going to worry about that yet. But we do know that we will need to get them fixed here someday soon. Or we may just sell the condo first. But in the mean time, we really need to get the windows replaced. Replacement windows are expensive, but in the long run it will make the condo much more livable, as we won’t have to deal with cold drafts of air in the winter and a hot house in the summer. We currently have those single pane glass windows that you can crank to open out, so they are tall and narrow, with several panes per window. We want to get all new windows in those same spaces, so we don’t want to have to do any construction to change the shape or size of the window openings, we just want to remove the windows that are there and get new windows put into the old window spaces. Replacement windows aren’t the cheapest update that we could do to the house, but they will be worth it in the long run, because we will be able to ask for more when it comes to selling our place in the future. We are going to want to be able to get out whatever money we put into the place, and so we will want to be sure that we put our money into updates that are going to be a return on investment, rather than just something that we think will be nice looking for the time being. And we feel that replacement windows are definitely the way to go when it comes to that, because while they may be expensive, we are going to need them and we will be able to install them ourselves. So we won’t have to pay for a contractor to come in and make any changes or anything like that. We will instead just need to get back that outlay of funds that it cost to purchase the replacement windows and that will be all. And for sure, because of the cost savings of heating and cooling the place, we will definitely be able to make up for the money that we spent to buy the replacement windows. It is going to be a hot summer is what everyone is saying, and so we want to be sure that we have insulation in the windows so that we can make the best use of our air conditioner. We don’t want that money going right out the windows either, so this way it will work best for us in the summer and in winter.