Is it time for window replacements in your home? Consider these things as you shop for new windows.
Windows are integral to the warmth and comfort of your home and if you don’t realize the impact they have, they’re doing their job! On the other hand, if your home feels drafty and your utility bills are peculiarly high, new windows can vastly improve the comfort and efficiency of your home.
Royal Exteriors are your window experts! With reliable new window installations and unmatched workmanship, we make installing new windows a breeze! Explore how to best choose the right windows for your home in today’s post.
The kitchen is a high-traffic area of your home, so it’s essential to keep the aesthetics on point with the functionality of the windows. Ventilation is good to have in a kitchen, so keep your windows operational (not decorative) and keep them at a level you can reach to open — nothing too high.
Both single- and double-hung windows and slider windows are a great choice for in the kitchen.
Living Room Windows
Natural light in your living room is an important feature to many homeowners — light and bright aesthetics feel good and it makes reading and entertaining more enjoyable.
When it comes to windows and flooding your living room space with light, placement of the furniture and the electronics are key — you don’t want to have to worry about a glare on the TV or excessive heat in the warmer months.
Choose new windows with a low U-Factor (insulating factor) and a low VT rating (how much light is let into your home).
Having operational bathroom windows is a great feature to have — it allows for airflow and ventilation. You may also want to consider choosing privacy or obscure glass options to provide additional privacy without the need for additional window coverings.
Transom windows may also be a great choice for extra light — they’re stationary and can be placed above doors or the main bathroom windows.
Vinyl windows are a typical window material for bathrooms because they’re superb for the daily moisture of showers and baths and can withstand the humid environment without warping, rotting, or growing mold.
Since most of our time spent in our bedrooms is while we sleep, a cool, soundproof environment is most desirable. Focus on choosing bedroom windows that have low U-Factors and air leakage and SHGC ratings — these will keep the noise and drafts out, leaving you to a peaceful slumber.
It’s also important to consider the safety codes when installing bedroom windows in the basement or second floor of the house — ensure that should people need to exit through their windows or emergency personnel need to enter, that the windows are large enough to accommodate an exit. Connect with your local city services for more safety codes and best practices.
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