When we look out of our windows, there are moments when we wonder that things are still the same. Your home needs some spice and added character. You realize, there’s no better place to start but your windows.
There are quite some options available when it comes to replacing your windows. Since this upgrade can increase home value, give a better view, and enhance security you would want to get the job right.
Selecting the Right Style
Choose a window that perfectly complements your house’s architecture. There is a variety of options available in the market today. I suggest that you focus on the inserts that fit your existing frame, preserve trim and siding, and will give you a less disruptive installation.
Hung type windows, single or double, slide down or up and are easy to use. Double pane windows with low e-coating are best insulators and will keep the temperature at bay in a room.
Select the type of window that will improve the room’s ventilation and value. It’s best to visit a dealer to check the functionality and measurements before making a purchase.
Selecting the Framing Material
Primarily, there are four available framing materials for your windows.
1. Wood framing comes with its natural classic feel but needs more upkeep in the changing climates.
2. Fiberglass is best known for its strength, low maintenance and capacity to quickly match any house’s aesthetics.
3. Vinyl is the most energy efficient with its coating and insulation properties. This material is also almost maintenance free.
4. Aluminum comes with a more industrialized feel and provides a wider view.
Cost of Installation
If you have the tools to do the job and have planned out well enough, then you can install your windows as a DIY project with a reliable friend to cut costs. However, if you are not sure where to start and what to do, you might as well leave this task into the hands of an expert. A professional window contractor can also give useful tips such as proper window care and some warranty coverage.
Remember these tips for your window replacement and installation.