As the weather continues to warm up, it’s hard not to imagine all of the wonderful things you’re going to do when summer comes around. Though summer is pretty fantastic for enjoying watermelon, grilling burgers, and swimming in the pool, odds are that you’re probably going to turn the air conditioning on while you’re inside your home. This can spell disaster for your energy bill, but before you worry too much, consider updating your windows.
Wait. Why the Windows?
Your windows are responsible for more than just giving you a way to see in and out of your house. They’re also responsible for keeping your home insulated. So, if you’ve noticed that your heating and cooling costs are climbing throughout the year, your windows might be the reason.
How to Choose New Windows
Choosing a window replacement is all about considering the shape of your new windows as well as the impact that their construction is going to have on your home. For example, if you choose to go the extra mile and upgrade your traditional windows to larger, bay windows, then you’ll certainly get a better view of your property. What you’ll also get is a lot more sunlight in your room where you have these windows, which may make the room hotter during the summer months.
So, the first step in choosing new windows for your home is to address why you’re getting new windows in the first place. If you’re looking for an aesthetic upgrade, then you only need to find the windows that compliment your home. However, if you’re also looking to optimize the insulation of your home, then you’re going to need to take that into account when choosing your new windows. The frames of your windows matter quite a bit, so make sure to start there when making your decisions.
However, it should be noted that there are many other factors to consider when you’re shopping for new windows. The frames, which can be made of anything from wood to fiberglass will make a difference. How many panes your windows have will make a difference.
So, What Can You Do Now?
The best way to approach updating your windows is to call on the expertise of the designers at Johnson Lumber. We can walk you through all aspects of your remodeling projects from windows to decking, and pretty much anything else you can imagine. Contact us today to learn more about how we can serve you.