Windows are an important part of any home as they allow for natural light to be let in, and can help regulate energy efficiency. Better home optimization through window replacement is crucial.
Here are some important considerations to make before you replace any windows in your home.
As all veteran renovators know, the solid wood products sold today do not stand up as well to the elements as the wood used 50 or 100 years ago. So, to avoid seeing your new windows rot, you’ll want to consider an alternative to solid wood. Vinyl windows are the most affordable choice, or you can get real wood windows covered by an aluminum skin (“cladding”) on the exterior. You’ll pay about 15% to 20% percent more for aluminum-clad than unclad wood.
Aesthetics are key
Homeowners get about 73% of their replacement window investment back when they resell the house. Choose the wrong windows, though, and replacements can detract from home value. “Like mantelpieces and built-in cabinets, original wood windows are important architectural features,” says Atlanta Realtor Bill Golden. “Replace them with a downscale product, and you downscale the house.” Make sure to match the look of the original windows—using wood rather than vinyl to replace existing wood and matching the divided light pattern (the number of panes in each window) from the originals.” (Josh Garskof, time.com)
Here at BestCan your Ottawa professional home renovation specialist, we can help you with your new windows. From brand and style options to installation, we’ve got you covered. Read more here and request an estimate today!