If you are considering having replacement windows installed in your home, they will provide you with an energy-efficient improvement for your home. Replacement windows can do much more than just improve energy efficiency. They can also protect your home from storms and give the exterior a fresh look if you are doing renovations. Here are some improvements that will make replacement windows more beneficial for your home:
1. Improving Appearance with the Installation of New Window Trim
The appearance of replacement windows may not do much for the look of your home if you are doing renovations. This is since replacement windows are usually installed inside existing casing and window trim. To make your new windows more attractive, have new trim installed to give windows a fresh look. Another option to consider is to have new windows installed instead of replacements.
2. Storm Windows to Protect Your Home from Damage During Severe Weather
In some areas, windows may be vulnerable to storms. Replacement windows can be hurricane windows and more durable for areas that are prone to wind and storm damage. If you live on the coast or in another region that is prone to severe weather, it can be a good idea to invest in hurricane windows or have storm shutters installed with your replacement windows.
3. Insulation Improvements to Stop Air Leaks and Make Replacement Windows More Efficient
Insulation is needed to stop air leaks that are present around the edges of windows. When installing replacement windows, the old casings are often left in place and may not have enough insulation. Do an energy audit to find out if there are air leaks around windows and add insulation if needed. You may need to remove the interior trim from around windows to add insulation and stop the air leaks that cause energy loss.
4. Sealing Around Window Openings and Casing to Protect Against Leaks and Water Damage
It is also important to seal around windows to stop air leaks, improve energy efficiency and prevent water damage. First, you will want to make sure that there is a moisture barrier between the frame of the window or casing and the wood framing. Once the window is installed, make sure that it is well-sealed with caulking and a drip edge at the top of the window.
These are some improvements that will make installing replacement windows more beneficial to your home. If you are ready for the benefits of new windows, contact a window installation service and talk to them about some of these improvements.