Changing up a window style with a home remodel can bring in additional daylight, add new style to an old space, and completely update the look of a home’s exterior. The right new windows are a delight for homeowners and their neighbors alike.
Would you believe me if I told you it’s not until appointment day that some customers even come to realize they have drafty window problems? And did you know the implications of drafty windows goes far beyond just being able to potentially feel cool air blowing on your leg? Fact of the matter is, if your windows are old, it’s quite likely that most of the heat from your furnace and cool air from your air conditioner is going to waste.
If a window is in poor condition, it will continue to degrade until its insulation capabilities are a fraction of what they once were.
And what’s the one thing that can most drastically affect the energy efficiency of your home but will most often be overlooked: the quality of your windows? Maybe.
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Straight from our friends at Marvin, to help you on your window buying journey, here is a helpful guide that describes the various window components and explains their functions.
Not every window is made equally. Design and appearance can separate windows from one another, but a window’s materials can be a crucial part of how well it works.
Many homeowners have the misconception that windows and doors cannot be replaced in the winter. And that makes sense. It’s cold, my windows are there to keep the cold out… so why on earth would I rip holes in my house?!? Well, let me tell you...
This may indicate a roof leak, a hole in the siding or stucco, an improper head flashing, or a gap in the exterior caulking. The cause may be the window itself if it is of poor quality or doesn’t properly close due to being out of square.
From bitterly cold temperatures to black slush in your front entryway and more, winter can wreak some major havoc on your home. This year, keep your home in top shape during these extreme months with a few simple tips.