If you have an older home, some of the features may be outdated and impractical, such as windows with thin glass that cause energy loss. When doing renovations to your home, one of the improvements that you may be considering is new windows. There are many options to improve residential windows. The following tips will help you choose the best improvements for your openings when renovating your home.
Keep Old Windows, Restore Old Casing, and Replace the Existing Glass
There are many reasons why you may want to keep old windows, such as them being custom made or historical. If you want to keep the old windows, restore the woodwork to prepare them for new glass. There are options like low-E and double-pane glass that can be used to update the old restored casings and frames.
Repair and Restore Window Casings to Prepare Your Home for Replacement Windows
Another option to restore old windows is to use replacement inserts. Replacement windows are going to require some work to prepare the openings. You will want to remove the old sashes and repair the casings and any damage to the opening before replacement windows can be installed. This is an easy way to install new windows without the need to completely remove the old frame.
Use Window Films to Improve Existing Glass Without Replacing Existing Windows
Another improvement that you may want to consider for the existing windows is window film. Residential window films help reduce heat transfer, making old glass more energy efficient. In addition, glass films also protect your home from UV radiation that can damage materials in areas that get many hours of direct sunlight.
Shutters and Window Treatments That Add Functional Features to Your Home's Existing Windows
There are also many different options for window treatments that improve windows. First, you may want to consider different options for shutters that provide an energy-efficient improvement, as well as protection from severe weather. Thermal blinds and curtains are also great options to improve the energy efficiency of the windows in your home. Choose a combination of different window treatments for attractive interior design and more energy-saving benefits.
These are some tips that you will want to consider to help choose the right window improvements for your home renovations. If you are updating your home and ready to change the openings, contact a window installation service and talk to them about some of these improvements.