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Tricks to Extend the Lifespan of Your Windows

Buying new windows for your home is a major purchase. Luckily though, it isn't something that needs to be done often. However, few people realize that there are a few tips and tricks that can help you extend the lifespan of your new windows. My husband and I recently bought new windows and I wanted to make sure I got the most out of them, which is how I came across these tricks. I spent a lot of time researching and learning about them, so I decided to create a website to help others who may be looking for the same information. I hope this helps you.

Tricks to Extend the Lifespan of Your Windows

Ways To Add Character To Your Home When You Replace Your Windows

by Bradley Castillo

Many homeowners, when they replace their windows, simply replace them "in kind." This means all of the windows are left the same size, in the same place, and the replacement windows used look basically like the old ones. There is nothing wrong with this approach, exactly, but it is a bit limiting. If you want to change the look of your home and add some character, window replacement gives you a chance to do that. Here are some ways to add character to your home when you're already replacing the windows.

Choose sashes in a color that contrasts with your siding or matches your roof.

Rather than just going with the standard, white window sashes, ask your window replacement company what other colors they offer. Most companies offer at least a few other standard color choices, and some companies even allow you to customize your sash color, perhaps for an extra fee. If you choose a color that contrasts your siding color, the entire look of your home's exterior will be transformed. You could also choose sashes in the same color as your home's roof to create a really cohesive appearance.

Choose wider or thinner frames and sashes.

If your home currently has really wide window frames and sashes, then consider switching to thinner ones. This will modernize your home's look, and it also leaves more room for window glass, so you will get more sunshine into your home. If you currently have thinner frames and sashes, scaling up to thicker ones will create a bolder look and, in some cases, a more traditional look.

Add a bay window or picture window.

Adding a bay window or a picture window to your home is not nearly as hard as you might think, especially if you are already having the windows replaced. Your window installer can just cut one of your window openings larger to accommodate the bay or picture window. It's also possible to replace a bay window with a picture window or vice versa. So if you are tired of that big, boring picture window, for example, you can replace it with a bay window for a more detailed appearance.

If you have to get new windows, you might as well improve your home's character with those new windows! Whether you add a picture window, upgrade to navy blue sashes, or simply choose thinner sashes this time around, your home's new look is sure to impress.

To learn more, contact a window replacement company.