Things to consider as you weigh a quick fix against choosing to buy new. It’s an unavoidable fact that with time and use, a home’s doors’ and windows’ performance is bound to diminish. Unfortunately, with that slow deterioration comes new costs for homeowners. Think about ongoing maintenance and repairs that may be necessary. Consider the energy that is lost because of emerging gaps. And don’t forget that this decline may create a way for water and pests to enter a home. Aging doors and windows can also impact homeowner quality of life in other ways. Foggy glass can mean less visibility. Poor sealing can make it more difficult to stabilize an ideal indoor temperature. Many aging doors and windows can become less attractive. And perhaps most importantly, the products’ problems can even compromise the security of a home. The natural question homeowners are bound to ask is, “OK, should I repair or replace?” Here…
Having likely spent more time in your home over the past couple of years, you may have decided to finally tackle some of those overdue projects you now have to look at every day. Windows and patio doors routinely top the list. Updating them can make a huge difference, not only for the aesthetic appeal of your home but also for your wallet.
Today’s wood windows include option-rich, high-quality solutions that elevate projects of any budget size.
There are so many decisions that go into the energy efficiency of a home. Every detail and design element can contribute to or detract from the home’s overall sustainability. Windows play a big role.
Versatile, affordable, and low maintenance, vinyl windows and patio doors have become an increasingly popular alternative to wood and aluminum windows over the years. Vinyl products are energy efficient, with superior thermal properties that help regulate the home’s temperature year-round.
As homes across the US face threats from heavy rain, wind, and extreme temperature changes throughout the year, builders and homeowners are focusing on storm preparedness. And in selecting windows for a project, builders and general contractors need to consider relevant window ratings, the materials used to make the window, and the installation techniques.
Windows can have a dramatic impact on the look and functionality of a home. Finding the right one means evaluating everything from their design to their engineering. However, we know that little of that matters if one key step is not completed properly — installation.
Builders and homeowners sometimes feel they must choose between new wood windows that look beautiful and replacement windows that can be easily installed. The Siteline® Pocket and Sash Pack product suite make it possible to have both. Installation is easy and the result is a beautiful, clean, finished look.
A view of natural surroundings is guaranteed to make any design project more desirable and successful. In the third of our four-part blog series on wood windows, we explore the design flexibility, aesthetic impact, and durability of using wood windows to enhance the view.