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Spring Projects: Should You Repair or Replace?

Spring is a time for renewal, growth and revitalization. As the weather warms up, the flowers bloom and the birds return, you begin to think of sprucing up your home to get everything in working order. During this process, you suddenly discover that something is not operating the way it should be. You now have a decision to make. For many potential projects involving screen doors, glass windows or small-engine equipment, we can help you decide whether to repair or replace—and assist you no matter what you choose.

Screen Door Repairs

Screens act as a shield against bugs and debris while allowing fresh air to circulate in your home—if they are in good repair, that is. Check your window and door screens now for holes and tears, so you can get them repaired or replaced before summer begins.

How do you know if your damaged screen is too far gone? Our experienced pros can make quick work of both small holes and large tears. If you think that a hole or tear is too big to be repaired, bring it down to your local Rocky’s and we will replace the entire screen for you. If you’re more interested in handling the project on your own, we also sell patches for quick, easy and affordable home repairs.

Glass Repairs

Glass doors and windows provide natural light, insulation, and security. Over time, however, they can become cracked or worn out, which can lead to drafts, leaks and security risks. Did you know you can replace just the glass without replacing the entire window? If you provide us with the dimensions of your damaged glass pane, we can provide expert guidance and determine if it can be repaired or should be replaced. In addition to windows, we also offer repair for glass panes of other sizes ranging from picture frames to tables and more.

Small-Engine Equipment Repairs

There’s a special level of frustration a homeowner feels when they fire up their lawnmower for the first time in the spring, only to have it sputter and die. Whether it’s a faulty spark plug, a clogged air filter or time for an oil change, we can help you troubleshoot the problem and send you home with what you need.

However if you keep spending money on an older machine, you should use the opportunity to invest in something that will last for years to come. The right choice for you depends on your specific mower, what it needs to get running and your budget. We’re here to guide you through the process—no matter your situation.

Whatever You Choose: We’re Here to Help

To determine whether things like a tool or other household item should be repaired or replaced, you need to compare its current value with the repair cost. You should also consider its age, its overall quality and whether it’s still under warranty. Bring it to us to see if we can help. If one of our professionals determines that a repair is not a financially sound investment, we can help guide you to the best possible replacement.

The Red-Vested Heroes at each neighborhood Rocky’s Ace Hardware location are available to provide expert advice for homeowners looking to repair or replace tools by Stihl® and other brands. For more information about repair services by location, come down to your local Rocky’s!