Getting new windows is a great investment. A window replacement project will add value to your home, make your home more comfortable, and will save money on your energy bills. But a window replacement doesn’t need to be merely a practical project. If you are in need of new windows, there are some replacement trends that can help you add style, as well as function, to your home.
Custom Windows are Popular for Window Replacement Projects
Most homeowners who are ready for a window replacement project are choosing to go with custom windows instead of the standard options. Custom windows allow you to choose exactly how you would like your windows to look and function. You can opt for different styles, sizes, and even colors. Working with your window replacement contractor can open you up to many different ways you can personalize your window project.
Consider the Accessories and Details
While the windows themselves are the most important piece of a window replacement project, details and accessories matter too. The look and feel of the locks, levers, cranks, and handles are all part of the style of your replacement windows. While classic brass hardware is a timeless look, the current trend of satin nickel hardware will give your windows a fresh and modern feel. Many homeowners like this clean style and it is easy to maintain.
Increase Natural Light
Natural light is always in style, but the current style is to enhance that natural light even more with extra large windows. Casement windows are excellent for letting in an abundance of natural light while also providing easy ventilation. Natural light is great for mental health, physical health, and can even help warm your home. Instead of simply swapping out windows you already have, consider changing the style or size of your windows to maximize the natural light.
Energy Efficiency is Important
Adding an efficient element to your home is always trendy, and most replacement windows will take your home in a more energy efficient direction. Choosing a window with materials and glass that are energy efficient will not only make your home more green, but they will save you money and make your home a more comfortable place to live. High performance glass will help your windows reflect heat in the summer and retain heat in the winter. You will notice a big difference in your energy bills once you have installed energy efficient replacement windows.
Vinyl Windows are a Great Material
Wooden windows were popular for a long time, but vinyl windows are a trend that has staying power. Vinyl windows have many advantages. They have the stylish look of wooden windows, but are much easier to maintain and clean. You will not need to deal with painting, rot, or any of the issues with traditional wooden windows. They are less susceptible to warping due to temperature or moisture, which means that they will function better and last longer. Because they are significantly cheaper than wood windows, you invest more in quality glass and still save money in the long run.
Planning a window replacement project will add value to your home, increase the comfort, and make your home more energy efficient, but can also give your home a fresh look. Adding natural light, choosing a custom design, and using vinyl for a clean look are all great ways to make your window replacement project a success. We’re here to lend our expertise. With over 75 years of experience in this community, we are your trusted choice for exterior home improvements. Contact Armorvue Home Exteriors for a virtual appointment today!