Small Changes with Big Impact: Changing Windows and Doors

Jan 18, 2015

When it comes to remodeling, sometimes a little can literally go a long way. Changing out windows and doors can give many homes a new look and even increase the value of the house. Unlike some home renovation projects, window and door replacement can be easily phased to better manage the cost. This is especially important, since depending on the number of windows, this can be a fairly expensive endeavor.

Good Reasons to Replace Windows and Doors

Like any other type of remodeling project, you need to know why you want to replace your doors and windows.

Appearance: Over time, window and door designs change, and replacing your dated doors and windows drastically updates the overall appearance of your home. In addition, it is easy to find doors and windows to fit just about any style home and decor. A professional contractor will be able to work with you to select the perfect replacement windows and doors. These can also be customized to give a unique look if that is what you want.

Energy Efficiency: Another good reason to undertake this kind of home renovation project is the chance to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Modern windows are continually being improved to help you use less energy, so they keep heat in and keep the cold out in winter.

Block UV Rays: In summer, they help to block some UV rays, which keeps the interior cooler. This will help you to play your part in protecting the environment as less energy will be needed for heating and cooling.

Decrease Maintenance Needs: Newer types of windows and doors need very little if any maintenance to keep looking great for years. No one wants to expend the time or funds to maintain windows and doors on a regular basis.

Facelift for Your Home

Replacing old windows and doors to give your home a style makeover can also have health benefits for the occupants of your home. Some older windows may have material such as lead in them. Properly replaced windows and doors will help to keep out moisture which can promote the growth of mildew and mold.

The Right Contractor

Replacing windows requires some amount of skill to prevent any problems. For instance, when replacing windows, care generally needs to be taken to avoid damaging the original frame and trimmings. If the frame and supports are good, this will keep your costs down. Any rotted wood will need to be removed and replaced before the new windows are installed.

When this type of job is properly done, the appearance of the home will be drastically improved. Of course, having professionals handle the job is a big part of this. Since the wrong type of widows and improper installation can cause issues with leaking that will lead to mildew, mold, or wood rot; you will have peace of mind if the installation is handled by experts. Call us at our Maryland office at 410-877-6112 or our Delaware office at 302-793-9352 if you’d like to discuss options for new windows and doors for your home.

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