Adding new windows to your home can have a variety of positive impacts including improving your home’s curb appeal, increasing the value of your home, and saving you money in energy bills. If you’ve ever wondered what you should be looking for when choosing new windows, keep reading.
This may seem obvious but you have so many choices when choosing a window, it’s worth noting up front. Window styles differ based on their size, how they open, and how many panes of glass there are. All of these factors also contribute to how the window fits into the home’s overall style and character. If you are thinking of replacing your old window with a new style and would like some guidance, remember that Fairview Millwork and Kitchens staff are the Andersen experts in your backyard.
Choosing new windows is an excellent time to think about future savings with energy-efficient windows. Double or triple-paned windows will do much better than single-pane windows at keeping hot air in during cold months and cold air in during hot months so they’re a great purchase no matter your climate.
The two most popular materials for window frames are vinyl and wood. Depending on the style and location of your home, one may be better than the other. Vinyl is perhaps the most popular because it is energy-efficient, durable, and affordable. Wood frames contribute to a home’s classic or craftsman style but require more maintenance which, if not done correctly, can really take a toll on the window’s integrity.
One aspect of new windows that is often overlooked is how they will be cleaned. Some windows, like many double-hung, simply pop out for easy cleaning of both sides.
New windows certainly make a big statement on a home. Upgrade your curb appeal and your asset today but replacing old windows on your home. For help in choosing the right windows for your style, lifestyle, and comfort, speak with your local Fairview Millwork and Kitchens representative today.