Investing in new or replacement windows can go a long way in revitalizing your home. Not only can they increase your property value, level of comfort, energy efficiency and safety and security, but the right replacement windows can help transform your home into what you’ve always dreamed it could be providing the right aesthetic for memorable moments in your most cherished spaces.
When it comes to replacing windows in your home, you can count on Skyway Roofing every step of the way, from your initial consultation to installation day and beyond.
The Window Replacement Process
Starting the Window Replacement Process
When taking on a large home renovation project such as upgrading your house with replacement windows, it’s important to know all the steps so you can understand the process and know what to expect.
There are a few telltale signs it’s time to replace your windows. During the winter you may have noticed your home becoming a bit draftier than normal, and realized it might be time to look into replacing your windows. Along with drafts, functionality can present an issue, like if your window is difficult to open or close. You may have noticed condensation or fogging between the glass, or chipping and water stains around the window. Maybe you’re just looking for an updated style and your current windows look outdated. All of these reasons are reason enough to invest in window replacement throughout your house.
Selecting Your Replacement Windows
To get started on replacing the windows in your home, you’ll want to do some research into what types of windows will work best for you. Gather inspiration based on the architectural style of your home or your personal design aesthetic and take some notes. This will help you narrow down what type of window you’re drawn to.
Replacement windows are available in different materials, each with their own unique benefits. Created from an organic material readily available, wood windows are naturally good at insulating. If you live somewhere that experiences extreme highs and lows throughout the year — or maybe just one or the other — fiberglass windows are resilient and hold up against Mother Nature. Vinyl windows are a great option for nearly any home. Vinyl windows are low-maintenance with plenty of finish options to fit any style.
Selecting different types of windows can really allow the character of your home to shine. As architectural styles have evolved, so too have the look and functionality of windows. If your home has a unique style, search for the type of window applicable to that time period. If you’re not quite sure where to start, a local Pella expert can help you find the type of window that will best suit the needs of your lifestyle and your home.
Installing Replacement Windows
Once you’ve nailed down your selection of replacement windows. It’s time to consider your installation methods and options to get your new windows in place. There are two types of methods for installing replacement windows. The complexity of your window renovation project will determine which method is right for you.
Replacing an old casement window with an updated casement window? Pocket installation is the easiest route. This type of installation is used when you are replacing the same type or size of the window. If you’re doing a more complex upgrade to your existing windows, such as adding a bay or bow window in your kitchen where there’s currently a picture window, you’ll have to look into full-frame installation. This type of installation is more time- and labor-intensive as it requires more work on the inside and outside of your home, but allows for greater flexibility.