The eyes may be the window to the soul, but your home’s windows have more of a dramatic impact on its look and feel than you may realize. As Rumi so aptly put it, “Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon; How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.” Upgrading your home’s windows can transform a dark space into one that is bright and airy, or a complex arrangement in favor of the simplistic and functional. Here are how some of the current trends in window replacement can change your home’s look.
New windows can make the interior of your home brighter while adding beauty inside and out.
If your existing windows are wood or metal, you may wish to consider installing vinyl windows. Vinyl windows now outsell all other types of residential windows in this . . .
Natural light can be an attractive feature in a home. And your home’s windows are intended to allow that soft, natural light to filter into your rooms. However, they shouldn’t be allowing inordinate amounts of hot or chilly air to invade your interior space.
If your home has old windows, it may be time to replace them with more energy-efficient units. There are a number of window replacement choices available on the market today. One option would be to invest in what are called double-glazed windows. But what exactly are they?
The “Double” in Double-Glazed Windows
We can define double-glazed windows by examining each of the words separately. The “double” refers to the number of panes of glass in each of these windows. Instead of a single pane of glass, they have two panes which are positioned a few millimeters apart. This configuration provides twice as much . . .
Homeowners know that it can be a real pain to replace old or deteriorating windows. The process involves making a mess, opening a huge hole in the side of your home, and then putting in either hours of meticulous work or a big chunk of cash paying someone else to handle it.
So it’s completely understandable to be tempted to keep costs down by opting for the least expensive replacement windows available instead of energy-efficient windows, which can cost up to 15% more. But choosing high-quality, energy-efficient windows can result in substantial benefits in the long run. Here are a half dozen advantages of energy-efficient windows.
Better insulation. You might be surprised at just how effective energy-efficient windows are at keeping the outdoor elements at bay and eliminating “hot” or “cold” spots in rooms. They form a barrier against cold weather so that your home stays warm . . .