A typical home balances the number of windows around it, but many homeowners take that for granted when they plan for home improvements. Upgrading your windows might not score high in features that boost a home’s resale value, not as much at least as renovating the kitchen, bathroom. or the living room. The benefits, however, in terms of comfort, energy savings, and lower power bills are far-reaching, and the options for choosing the perfect replacement windows in your home are wide.
In an article on The Seattle Times about window replacements, the types of windows in the market serve different purposes; in fact, one window type may work efficiently in Florida, but not quite so in Michigan. If in doubt about your preference, it’s a good time to consult with a West Chester, PA windows replacement expert to start planning on budget and design.
A double-hung [window] that opens only from the top might be a good choice for someone looking for increased security…
Frames come in wood, vinyl, aluminum and other materials.
Wood frames are more traditional but require regular painting.
There are many options now for vinyl frames, including a variety of colors. You can also get a wood interior and a vinyl exterior.
Like doors, windows are meant to keep out the elements. Even perfectly fine windows will allow some air into your home. If you start feeling drafts, however, it’s probably the sign of a defective window. If weatherstripping and sealants have run their course, scuttle the temporary fix and consider a more permanent solution with window replacements.
If your windows can’t open or close properly, you’ll be stifled by heat in the summer, and freeze in the winter. A window that can’t be secured leaves your home vulnerable to thieves looking to burglarize an unsecured house. This is especially alarming since 23% of burglars will use a first-floor window to gain entrance.
According to Remodel Magazine, your window replacement can net a 91.6% return on investment, making it a very cost-effective home improvement project. New windows are an attractive draw among house hunters because they understand how they can translate to lower electric bills and easier cleaning. When it’s time to get replacement windows in Wilmington, DE or West Chester, PA, call on experts like Homecraft Inc. to service you.
(From: Feeling a draft? Lots of options for window replacement, The Seattle Times, October 6, 2013)