You should always do your research before choosing a window replacement. That way, you can maximize the returns on investment on your window installation project. What are the things you should consider before choosing replacement windows?
Window Style and Function
Windows might not be the largest part of your exterior, but they still form a crucial part of your home’s curb appeal. Remember: just one mismatched element is all that it takes to ruin your home’s exterior design. That’s why you need to choose replacement windows that complement the rest of your exterior.
Here’s a tip: you can narrow down your choices by listing the window styles that have been traditionally paired with your home’s architectural style. A home remodeling contractor can help you identify these window styles. But if you want to explore your options, here’s an overview of the most popular window styles:
- Casement windows – There’s a reason why casement windows are one of the most popular window styles on the market. Since they can be fully opened, they can help maximize natural indoor ventilation. And, thanks to their simple design and wide glass area, casement windows can also improve indoor natural lighting, which can brighten the mood inside your home.
- Sliding windows – Sliding windows can help save space since they slide instead of swinging open. Plus, they wouldn’t be out of place in a minimalist home.
- Double-hung windows – Double-hung windows, as the name suggests, have two sliding sashes that can help improve ventilation.
Heat gain and heat loss through windows account for 25% to 30% of residential heating and cooling, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. That’s why an energy-efficient window is a must if you want to lower your heating and cooling costs and maintain a certain level of indoor comfort.
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Perkins All-Star Exteriors and Construction, a company with over 30 years of experience in the industry, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including window installation and roof repair. To get a free estimate, call us at (262) 228-6822, or fill out this form. Talk to us today!