Window replacement is a rewarding task that can boost your home’s energy efficiency, curb appeal and functionality. Some homeowners, however, find this endeavor daunting, especially when it comes to choosing the right replacement windows. To help you make the right decisions, Renewal by Andersen® of Eastern NY discusses key things to consider in a window replacement.
One of the biggest concerns homeowners with traditional homes have when planning a window replacement project is whether the new windows will compromise the architectural integrity of their property. Fortunately, some contractors offer custom-made replacement windows that can be made to fit perfectly in your existing wall openings and can be designed in accordance with your home’s style.
Some window styles are better installed in traditional homes, while others work well in modern homes. For instance, contemporary homes often sport picture or casement windows because of the glass trend in architecture. Bay and double-hung windows, on the other hand, have a timeless appeal that matches classic homes.
You can reap many benefits from different window styles. Bay windows have a concave design that adds extra square footage to your living space. You can utilize this space as a reading nook, lounging area or extra storage area depending on your needs. Sliding and double-hung windows are great for compact areas of the home as they don’t require any space to operate.
Your replacement window’s energy efficiency depends on the style, size, frame material and configuration of the unit. Note that newer windows have low-emissivity glass that can minimize heat gain.
Renewal by Andersen of Eastern NY offers energy saving windows that will help reduce your energy bills while enhancing your home’s charm and value. Call us today at (866) 479-1700 or fill out our online form to learn more about our products and services.