Quick Checklist:     Five Tips for Replacing Your Home’s Windows

<span>Quick Checklist:    </span> Five Tips for Replacing Your Home’s Windows
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    When sprucing up your home, one of the most significant fixes you can make is to replace windows.

    Windows are the ‘eyes' of the house and should be attractive as well as functional.

    Consider these 5 tips when it is time to replace your home's windows:

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  • Think About Adding More of Them

    If you are purchasing and installing new windows, look at rooms in your home that could stand more natural sunlight. Even on load bearing walls, opening up space for new or bigger windows is relatively easy and inexpensive. If a new window is not possible and the room is on the top floor, consider a skylight, which are available in many shapes and sizes.

  • Alternatives to Plain Glass

    Take the opportunity to upgrade the window glass, both for beauty and function. Install low-emissivity, or “low-e,” glass into windows for energy savings. Softly tinted or obscure glass will provide color and texture as well as privacy. Tempered glass shatters into pebble-sized pieces instead of large, dangerous shards and is an important safety feature, especially in homes with small children. If the budget permits, consider leaded or stained glass windows for classic beauty and stand-out style.

  • Vinyl

    Replace with vinyl windows for energy efficiency and ease of maintenance. Over time, wood may split, rot or host bug infestations. At the very least, they must be repainted every few years. Vinyl windows from a business like Arch Design can eliminate all these problems. With a life expectancy of 20 to 40 years, vinyl windows are an excellent choice when it is time to replace your home’s windows and require only cleaning with mild soap and water.

  • Bring In Some Color

    Add to the curb appeal of your home and make a statement by choosing a contrasting or coordinating color for the window frames. White is certainly versatile, but an accent color will increase the wow factor of your home’s exterior.

  • Specialty Windows

    Rather than just replacing windows with a similar style, look into specialty windows. You could install a greenhouse window in the kitchen and grow your own fresh herbs. Bay windows project outward from the exterior wall, leaving space for a window seat or shelf. Replace a large picture window with French doors that provide light and another entry into the house.

When choosing replacement windows, add style, functionality and energy efficiency. Carefully chosen and properly installed replacement windows will return large rewards in the value and livability of your home. Your old or broken windows may be more of an opportunity for your home’s future than you think.

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