Windows do a lot for your home. It may seem obvious, but have you really thought about all that they do? If you do think about it, without windows, our homes would be little more than boxes. If you’re getting to the point of considering replacing windows, take a moment and read about what your windows do. This might help you and your local window company find ones that you love and exceed your expectation.
They Let in Natural Light
Natural light makes a difference in our sleep cycles, mood and how we feel. They also help your indoor plants grow which can also help us have a healthier home. Different windows have different Visible Transmittance ratings which indicate how much natural light comes into your home. Don’t think you have to go with less natural light just to block harmful UV rays, almost all windows today have UV filtering.
The Let the Outside In
When you have a window in a room, you visually bring the outside into that room. When you open the window, you get fresh air. A room with a view can provide entertainment and relaxation. When replacing windows, talk to your local window company about window styles that allow for better views or that may be a better option if you want to easily open them.
Compliment Your Home’s Style
Most homes have single hung windows with a traditional six over six grid design but when replacing windows, you have many options. You want the grid style and the window frame color to compliment your home’s style especially if you’ve done any sort of remodeling like new siding. Be sure to select the right frame color for both the interior and exterior of your home.
One of the primary reasons for replacing windows is because the majority of older windows aren’t energy efficient. If you want to be more comfortable in your home, look at ENERGY STAR® rated windows. You may find that not only is there the benefit of better insulation against temperature but also against sound, making for a better night’s sleep.
Safety for most refers to windows with quality locks and that stay open when you want them open. For others it may mean shatterproof glass. Whatever safety features you’re looking for in your new windows, ask your window company about the options they have.
When it comes to replacing windows in a home, you don’t want to make any rushed decisions. You need to do your research and choose the right window and right window installation company. Affordable Replacement Window Systems is a local window company who offers many brands and styles of windows, one of which will be perfect for your home and budget. Call (817) 264-6509 today or fill out our contact form for your free estimate.