Windows are to your home what makeup would be to your face, or a tie pin, earring or other accessory is to your overall look. Windows are a beautiful home accessory. They enhance, or detract, from your home.
What kind of a windows will best suit you and your home? Should you choose vinyl, aluminum, wood, or fiberglass? Answers to these questions depend on where you live, how you live, and how long you will be living in your home.
How do you know when it’s time to replace your current windows? Sometimes this is “pane-fully” obvious—and, sometimes not. Energy bills that shock you right out of that happy weekend bliss you worked so hard on; windows that are difficult to open or close as a result of swelling and warping; excessive outside noise and drafts are some of the most obvious triggers that something needs to be done.
If you’re looking to save on your energy bill you may want to have an energy audit performed by an experienced professional. Or, if hiring a professional is outside your budget or you are a DIY master, you could perform one yourself. Find out more information on the DIY route here. Also, some utilities offer either free or discounted energy audits. Check with your local utility to find out if they have any special programs in place. (See also: Rebates Available).
Replacement Window Cost
Replacing windows in your home creates several opportunities. It is usually less expensive, and more aesthetically pleasing, to replace windows with the same style and type as the original. Styles change with the times, though, and you may want to create a new look for your entire home.
Costs vary depending on the windows you select and the features most important to you. What kind of framing will you choose: vinyl, aluminum, wood, or fiberglass? Will you add a skylight? What kind of glass? The experts at Puget Sound Window and Door can help you make these decisions–based on criteria most important to you.
For great ideas, come dream in our showroom conveniently located in downtown Puyallup—and let our staff of professionals show you how simple it can be to turn that dream into reality.