Whether you receive a call on your phone from a contractor in Lancaster one afternoon or you have long considered such a project, many homeowners have been pondering installing new home windows. There are many different reasons to consider putting new windows in your home, and there are many different benefits as well. Before you make a decision you should take a look at the top reasons why other homeowners install new windows. It should help clear up the picture for you and put you in the right direction.
1. Energy Efficiency – The first and foremost reason that most people living in Lancaster consider upgrading with new windows for their home is the energy efficiency that they will enjoy. New home windows are going to be double or potentially triple pane. This means you have additional layers of insulation working to keep your air in and the environment’s air out. New windows will also feature improved sealing and a variety of other mechanisms in place to ensure that your house stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
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One of the most satisfying accomplishments from a construction standpoint has to be a successful renovation project, particularly one involving a home that basically has good "bones" but just needs a lot of cosmetic work done. We love taking that older home that was once the pride of the neighborhood and turning back into something to be proud of, maybe even an award winner. These homes usually need a new roof so that means choosing from many options in roofing media, new siding or paint, and replacement windows to help make them shine once again.
So many options in roofing media
The decision on roofing media involves choosing among many different materials and styles because today's roofing offers many options. There is metal roofing which comes in aluminum, copper, and steel and is very lightweight in comparison to asphalt or tile. While metal is somewhat more expensive initially it lasts a long time and will lower both cooling and heating cost because of its reflective qualities. Properly installed a metal roof can last fifty years or longer and the warranty that comes with it will reflect that. Asphalt, clay, tile, or shake shingle, slate, and concrete are among other roofing media choices and each has proven value and durability so it comes down to what is most appealing and affordable for the renovation project.
Remodeling for the future
Adding a roof or new windows makes for a valuable upgrade to your existing home or renovation project that is often tax deductible as well. Choose your roofing media and replacement windows wisely as they will be there to serve you for many years to come. They not only make the house you live in (or plan to sell) far more attractive and appealing, they also insulate and protect your home from the ravages of the outside environment.
Why Put New Windows in Older Homes?
When it comes to upgrading your home to make it more energy efficient, more valuable or more marketable replacement windows and doors give you the most bang for your buck. New dual glazed energy efficient vinyl windows and a beautiful front entry door system will make your home stand out from the competition if you plan to sell. If you are in it for the long haul then reap the benefits of greater noise reduction and lower heating and cooling bills. With all the rebates and sales incentives available now is the time to invest in your home.
It has been said that "one thing you can never repeat is first impressions" and it is my opinion that curb appeal is the main reason that most homes shown by realtors sell. The kitchen and the other rooms and all the amenities that comprise a home simply validate the first positive impression one gets when pulling up front to view the home. As a fireplace subconsciously draws a person into the room so does the front door draw a person into the house. Beautiful windows are icing on the cake.
If the existing exterior wall had no previous leaking problems then a retrofit window is the most economical way to go. The old glass and sash are removed and a new vinyl window and frame is installed inside the old frame. This window is caulked and trimmed out nicely with no evidence of the old frame visible. There is no inside or outside repair work necessary except maybe some blinds altered or replaced. Therefore the cost is kept down. The low price plus the energy efficiency and the beauty of these new windows and doors have moved not just the residents in the harsh environment to purchase these products but this has become a trend throughout the west in all types of neighborhoods.