The Top Things To Consider When Replacing Your Windows


If your windows are peeling, shifting, have water damage and look old, it's time to replace them to improve your home. The windows are imperative when it comes to keeping the house dry, and keeping your utility bills low.   

Have a window installation contractor (such as one from Beyers Window & Door Inc) come to the property to inspect the windows and to give you a cost for the replacement. The cost will vary based on the amount of repairs that are needed before new windows can be put in, and what windows you pick. Here are a few things to consider when starting the project.

Insulated Vinyl Frames

Your windows should function to make your home efficient, and look great to improve the look of your home at the same time. Insulated vinyl frames are going to prevent air loss throughout the home, stopping the heat and air your HVAC appliances create from escaping, and preventing exterior air from coming in. The vinyl doesn't chip, and is made of one solid colored and molded unit so scratches don't show. They don't twist or warp, or get damaged by bests.

Tint on the Windows

Do you have windows that face the sun all day? If so, you may want to get tint on those new windows. The tint is going to prevent heat from transferring inside the home from the sun, it's going to prevent UV damage on fabrics and other items around the house, and it stops glares on the television and computer screens. You can do it all on windows if needed, but to save money only have it applied on areas that get long hours with direct sunlight.

New Exterior Wall Insulation

While you have the windows out of your walls you have access to easily replace the insulation or add more throughout the exterior walls of the home. Use this time to have polyurethane foam insulation blown in, or to putting fiberglass insulation. This is going to make your home more energy efficient and quieter.

New windows are going to improve the value of your house, so you should let your homeowner's insurance company know you made in investment. You should also let the company know you have a renovation project going on, in case you need temporary coverage during this time. If you need new windows don't put off having the project completed, and get new high quality windows before this an accident or problem.


27 August 2015

keeping toddlers safe around doors

Doors and toddlers can be a bad mix. Not only do you have to worry about fingers getting pinched, but you have to worry about your mischievous little one locking himself in the bathroom and getting into all sorts of trouble. So, what can you do to ensure that your toddler is safe from injuries or trouble when it comes to the doors in your home? This blog will give you all sorts of safety tips that can be applied to the doors that are inside your home. Hopefully, my experiences with my six kids will help you avoid some of the disastrous moments that we have experienced in mine.