The Importance of Window Replacement as Part of Home Renovation
Windows add so much to the pleasantry of a home. They allow the outside in, while blocking the weather. But as they age, they begin losing some of their weather prevention qualities. If your window is bleaching your living room sofa or your favorite wall hanging, it’s not screening out ultra-violet rays. During a renovation, you’ll want to keep your possessions attractive. Upgrading your windows to an energy efficient product that screen out the ultra-violet rays will improve the general appearance of your house.
Rain, snow and frost also have a habit of trying to edge their way into your house. Older windows tend to acquire a build-up in moisture, creating stains, leaks, and if left unattended, wood rot or mold. Your renovation is in jeopardy of water damage if your windows have begun inviting the weather indoors.
Houses shift, move and settle over time, adding new tensions to the windows. Because of the adjustments, older windows often stick, become hard to open or close, indicating they need attention. A window that sticks isn’t just an annoyance. It can be a fire hazard. When renovating your house, you’ll want your windows to open and close easily, which may mean removing them and correcting their alignment. It may not be necessary to replace the frame, but it will be a cozier fit with a new window and sealant.
When you are renovating, you may wish to change the entire way your home looks, including a more novel approach to your windows. You’ll want your windows to work in harmony with your new home, which may mean changes in their architectural design and type of framing needs. Larger windows can add a more spacious look to a renovated living area, or specially designed ones, open a more sparkling kitchen view.
Let replacement windows add to the value of your renovated home. Real estate agents agree that buyers are more interested in the maintenance of a home; such as an upgraded heating system, repairs on leaking pipes and to water-damaged areas, and the installation of new windows, than on the Jacuzzi built into the back porch. New windows mean the buyer will not have to cope with an aging structure later down the line, and also add freshness to your renovated home.
Home owners have more choices than the traditional wood frame for windows, such as aluminum, fiberglass and composites, although wood remains a leading best seller. Running in second place to traditional wood frame, is vinyl. Vinyl sells at a lower cost than wood and technology has created in vinyl, a product that is both practical and attractive. Vinyl inhibits energy loss and doesn’t require sealing or painting. You don’t get the charm and natural beauty of wood, but you get a whole lot of value for your money.
A renovated home simply isn’t going to sparkle with the characteristics of newness, without new windows to highlight it. New windows add in freshness, are energy saving and add to the safety of your home.