Window replacement is a great time to make a change and upgrade your new windows, and in many cases, that means replacing your windows with bigger ones. Many homeowners who are considering window replacement often think it is just a matter of swapping out old windows for newer versions of the same window. But that doesn’t need to be the case!
Is Window Resizing Possible?
If you want to replace your windows with bigger windows, it is absolutely possible. When investing in new windows, many homeowners want to take advantage of the project to upgrade the size of their windows, allowing for more natural light and enhanced curb appeal.
How Does Window Resizing Compare with Installing New Windows?
Window resizing is obviously a bigger job than simply installing new windows. If you are increasing the size, you will need new studs on both sides of the opening. You will also need a new header and sill for adequate support of the new window. As you increase the size, you need to increase the strength of these components. To access the framing of your house, your contractor will need to remove the existing drywall and relocate any wiring or plumbing. Once the new frame is constructed to the new size, new drywall and plywood is installed, insulated, and sealed. Because of the complexity of the task and the importance of accuracy, you will need a very experienced and skilled contractor to take on the job.
What is the Advantage of Replacing with Bigger Windows?
It’s a bigger job, a more complex job, and a more expensive job-so is it worth it? In many cases, it is. A bigger window will let more light into your home, which will enhance the space greatly and open up a room that may feel dim and small. Enlarging a window will also improve your home’s curb appeal. A bay or bow window is a very attractive choice for most homes, and can really make yours stand out.
Who Can Do a Window Resizing?
Installing windows is a job that is best left to the professionals even if you aren’t increasing the size. If you are considering a resizing project, it will be even more important to hire someone with experience. Changing a window opening is possible, but it’s a complex job that requires precise skill. Altering a window can impact the structure of your house, especially if the wall in question is load-bearing, and you need an experienced, trustworthy company who is capable of doing the job right. If you are considering a window resizing, make sure you speak with the contractor who will be installing your new windows to ensure that they have the experience and knowledge to replace your current windows with bigger windows. If this job is done incorrectly, there can be issues with energy efficiency, leaking, or even structural concerns.
Bigger windows can make a big difference in your home. They will add more natural light and enhance the curb appeal and overall aesthetic of your home. You can replace your windows with bigger windows, but before you sign a contract, make sure the company you choose for your new windows is up for the job. You need to trust that they can do the job well, making your window replacement project a good investment. Contact Armorvue Home Exteriors today for a virtual appointment to talk about your exterior home improvement plans.
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