Are you starting to feel drafts inside your home? Do your windows still open and close properly? Is your electric bill exorbitantly high? If so, now might be the right time to get efficient new windows in Fort Collins.
Of course, the process often entails adjusting the surrounding carpentry of your current windows to accommodate the length and width of your new ones. A more conservative—and money-saving—approach is to get replacement windows instead, as Danny Lipford writes in Today’s Homeowner:
Installing replacement windows involves removing the old windows without disturbing the surrounding trim or frame, and replacing them with new windows or sash that are designed to fit right into the existing opening. Replacement windows cost around the same as new windows, but there is less labor involved in the installation, so the overall cost is less.
Replacement windows are a great option when the existing frame is still in good condition or when the trim is attractive and fits the décor of the home. Obviously the savings on labor costs are helpful when budget is a consideration. Depending on the manufacturer, replacement windows can be a stock size or they can easily be custom ordered to fit any opening.
If you think that replacement windows are the more practical option, the next big decision is what style to get. For those unsure about which style to choose, below are a few recommendations:
Casement windows are perhaps the most common window type and functions quite like a miniature door. It’s hinged vertically on the side and opens outward. This style is ideal for hard-to-reach areas like over your countertop or sink.
Double-hung windows have two sashes that can be opened or closed independently from each other. Ventilation is a double-hung window’s biggest advantage wherein if you partly open both sashes, warm air passes out of the top sash, while cool air enters via the bottom one. As such, double-hung windows are ideal for areas that need extra ventilation like your kitchen.
Bay windows are composed of three outward-jutting windows that give any room a scenic view. As such, they are a great way to brighten a living room or dining room while making them appear bigger.
There are many more options for replacement windows in Fort Collins, CO. If you need help choosing the best style for your home, don’t hesitate to consult with experts from established companies like Fort Collins Roofing Consultants.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Choosing the Right Windows for Your Home, Today’s Homeowner)