Spring is in the air, and homeowners are excited to tackle home upgrades they’ve been looking forward to over the winter. Upgrading your windows is a great place to begin, and can give your home a fresh look and feel.
When is it Time to Replace Windows?
Windows can last 20 years or more, but they will eventually need to be replaced. Some things that can indicate it’s time to upgrade your windows include
- Visible damage, including broken glass or warped frames
- Damage from weathering one or more severe storms, which can weaken windows
- Upgrading other areas of your home, which can leave windows looking shabby
- Ability to feel drafts when you stand or sit near your windows
- High utility bills, which suggest failing windows
- Signs of mildew or mold around your window frames
- Moisture or haziness between the panes of glass
Benefits of New Windows
Not only will upgraded windows give your home a fresh new look, but there are also plenty of reasons to place this upgrade at the top of your spring to-do list. New, high-quality windows increase the value of your home. If you choose a tilt-in style, window cleaning becomes much easier, and requires no ladder or extension handles. This is a convenient option now, but also if this is your forever home where you plan to age in place. Today’s window options are constructed far more solidly than in decades past, so you’ll notice a significant reduction in outside noise as soon as your new windows are in place.
When it comes to the look and style of your upgraded windows, the choices are vast. You can purchase windows framed with wood, vinyl, or aluminum, and there are options in single-hung and double-hung styles. If you're concerned about finding the right windows to match the exterior or interior style of your home, the team at Quality Craftsmen can help.
How to Choose the Right Windows for Your Region
Different areas of the nation have different needs when it comes to windows. Here in the Southeast, blocking solar heat is a big priority, and can make your home much more comfortable. Gas-filled vinyl windows can keep your home warm in the colder months, and there are certain glass types that can block as much as 70 percent of solar heat, which reduces the demand on your home’s HVAC.
When it comes to the look and style of your upgraded windows, the choices are vast. We recommend vinyl replacement windows because of their low maintenance and energy efficiency. Today’s vinyl windows also allow you to choose from different color options and in some cases, have finishes that make them look much like wood windows (but without all the maintenance and upkeep of wood windows). If you’re concerned about finding the right windows to match the exterior or interior style of your home, the team at Quality Craftsmen can help. You’ll receive personalized guidance that aligns with your specific needs and budget, without any pressure or upselling.
Quality Craftsmen has earned a reputation for excellence in the region. The team performs quality home renovation or remodeling services that are on schedule and on budget. Crews are experienced, professional, and background checked, so you never need to worry about who is in your home. Homeowners throughout East Cobb and the surrounding areas, including Marietta, Roswell, Alpharetta, Woodstock, and John’s Creek trust Quality Craftsmen with their home renovation and remodeling needs, and you can as well. Call today to schedule a free estimate.
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