There are a number of reasons a window replacement may be necessary in your home. For one before your old drafty windows let in the winter cold, you may want to consider replacing them. If there is a crack, breakage or any other kind of damage a replacement needs to happen sooner rather then later as well. Once you decide it is time to replace your windows you need to start with a little research. Especially if you are considering replacing them yourself. You need to buy the right materials, take the right measurements, and take the right safety measures. The three articles below will help get you started.
When Maddy Krauss and her husband, Paul Friedberg, first laid eyes on their 1897 Shingle-style home, they fell in love with its handcrafted turn-of-the-century construction, wide front porch, and massive entry-hall staircase. They were also delighted to find that many of the original architectural details were still intact, including wood paneling, exquisite carvings, stained-glass windows, and an ornate cast-bronze fireplace.
A good quality window will eliminate the need for storm windows, but you’ll probably will still want screens. Many windows tilt in for easy cleaning making maintenance a breeze. Look at the label that states the window’s energy efficient. A salesperson can explain the different numbers. Triple-paned windows provide significant energy savings and will pay for themselves quickly in the extra savings on heating and air conditioning. There is usually some kind of gas between the panes, such as argon or krypton, which helps with insulation.
I had to do something about my old windows. I was skeptical of the need for energy-efficient glass. After all, I chose to live close to the beach for the clean air and mild weather conditions. I also routinely open my windows to ventilate. So trapping unhealthy stale air in my home wasn’t an enticing sales tactic.