If your windows are letting in the cold air, your energy costs may be the only thing heating up. It’s time to replace those old windows. Replacing the windows in your home is a major home improvement, but one that will add beauty and value to your home for years to come. The sturdy weather resistant vinyl replacement windows of today are custom built to fit your existing openings and are energy efficient, good looking and maintenance free.
Today’s windows offer a host of great built-in features. Double or triple pane glass gives superior insulation and deadens sound. Weather-stripping eliminates drafts and reduces heat loss. Low-E insulated glass keeps heat from escaping in the winter by reflecting it back into the house and keeps heat outside in the summer. Double locks make windows weathertight and secure. Grids sandwiched between the glass panels make cleaning easier. Tilt-in sashes allow you to clean your windows from inside your home. And there are many more standard and custom features to assure you get dependable performance.
Windows offer more than a view. They create dramatic design statements, define interior spaces, and blend beautifully with any decor. While you can certainly replace the classic single or double-hung windows with the same style, you might also want to consider some more significant changes in your home. Perhaps you decide to open up the kitchen with a larger window — or add a skylight in the bathroom. What about changing the exterior look of your home with an attractive bay or bow window. What’s the difference? The bay window tends to look more angular and “protrudes out” more than the bow creating an inside ledge. In larger bow windows, this “ledge” can become an elegant window seat. The bow window on the other hand, has a more rounded shape and a narrower depth.
Installation made easy
No matter how old or unusual the windows in your home, there is a replacement window to fit. You can choose to have your windows professionally installed or make it a do-it-yourself project. In either case, accurate measuring is the key since the windows are custom made to fit your openings based on your measurements. You can pick up a helpful window measuring guide in the Lumber Department at Chase-Pitkin stores. Most manufacturers also include installation instructions with the windows to make the job go a little easier.
Installing new vinyl replacement windows is a good investment in your home. You will save on your energy costs and receive years of dependable service. More importantly, you and your family will discover a new level of year ‘round comfort.