How important are the windows and doors to your home? If you don’t think that they are all that important, then you’re missing an important aspect of them. You’re missing out on the fact that these window and doors can account for more than 40 percent of the energy lost during the winter or cooling season of the summer.
That’s why it’s so important to choose the right replacement windows and doors for your home. But there are other factors that you should consider when you walk around your Menomonee home and think about replacing all of the windows and maybe even the doors in your home.
Maybe you live in a house that is similar to many others throughout the community. Maybe your home is unique and it was built as a one of a kind building. Whatever the case may be, you can still make your home more unique than ever with the right windows and doors.
What should you look into when considering replacement windows and doors?
There are so many things that you might want to consider when improving your home that it can be difficult to know where to begin. Let’s start by talking about the doors in your home.
Entry doors and interior doors are going to serve completely different purposes. Sure, you’re going to want to ensure that your bedroom door offers you the privacy that you deserve, but that doesn’t mean that you should choose a solid, heavy door that would be more suited to the back part of your house for your bedroom door.
You will want something simple, lightweight, yet insulated enough to offer some sound proofing, if that’s something that is important to you. Most interior doors are not going to be well insulated, and the cheaper the door, the less likely it’s going to have any real properties to protect against the temperature. They usually don’t need to. However, if you rely on window air conditioning units in your bedroom during the summer, then the more insulated that the door to that room is, the more you’re going to save on electricity because you won’t need to run that air conditioning unit all the time.
What about the exterior doors of your home? These are essential to keeping your home protected, not just from the cold but also from potential criminals who might find your home an easy target. Did you realize that the best front and other exterior doors can deter most criminals from trying to get into your home just by looking at them?
There are a number of other things that you should also do when it comes to protecting your home, but when you start with the exterior doors and you choose solid, strong doors, you’re going to end up feeling safer and more comfortable in your home.
With the right, solid exterior doors, you’ll also be able to save some serious money on your home heating and cooling expenses throughout the year. Just think that every time you open your door to go outside during the winter, you’re allowing a blast of cold air to come flooding into your home. When you limit that, or when you have the proper insulation in the door and weather stripping around it, you’re going to keep more heat from escaping on the cold, Wisconsin nights.
You can also make your home unique by choosing replacement doors that speak to your sense of style. There are so many different types of doors, including styles, that you could spend hours just looking through all of the available types. The front door is the one part of the home that is going to establish your style and interior design. Even if you never thought about the front door as being anything important as far as style is concerned, it’s a good idea that you do now.
What about the windows in your home?
The type of windows that you have in your home will also be highly important to establishing the style of each room. You might like the classic look of a picture window for your family room, but is that practical? What about a bay window for the dining room? You might find that the double hung windows that you have in the bedroom are okay, but that they just don’t match your modern furniture or styling.
You could do well with a casement window, or a casement window with a screen so that you can still open the window during the summer without having to worry about insects getting in.
What are some of the considerations that you should make when it comes to replacement windows for your Menomonee home? There are so many that in order to mention them all here, we would need another several thousand words.
However, let’s touch on a few of the most important aspects that you should take into account when you begin looking into replacement windows.
1. Price. You don’t want to focus on the price of the window from the beginning of the process. When you do, you’re going to be focused on trying to save as much money as you can, and you’re more likely to just go through the cursory movements of picking out the right replacement windows for your home.
Price is important, but focus first on the type of windows that you’d like to consider for your home.
2. Function. You should next focus on the functionality of the windows that you’re going to replace in your home. Modern windows make it easier to clean both the inside and outside of the glass. You may also want to make your windows safer, such as choosing casement over double hung.
3. Style. The style of these new windows should fit your entire home.
When you need help determining which replacement windows and doors are best for you and your family, call on the experts at Wellington Home Improvements. We will walk you through all of the options available to you and your family.