Replacement Windows and a New House

Upgrading and/or adding replacement windows is an important first step in any new home as they can help in make a new house your home and ensure energy efficiency.
July 27, 2020

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From upgrading appliances, painting walls, and adding a personal touch to making sure the replacement windows and window shutters work and look their best, these new homeowner tasks can bring satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment. However, you want your home to look stylish, but you also want it to be comfortable. That’s why one of the first things you should do is upgrade the shutters and replacement windows on your new Kirkland, WA house.

When you move into a new home you pretty much immediately get a clear feeling for its character and overall atmosphere. But what you can’t easily tell right away is how efficient and functional the windows and shutters are in a new house.

While the windows and shutters on your new house might look nice, they might not be as functional or efficient as they should be because, even when windows and shutters are well maintained, they still deteriorate over time. That’s why, after a few months of being in your new home, you may begin to notice some issues that come with older windows and shutters like drafts, difficulty maintaining a comfortable temperature, or high heating and cooling bills. If this happens, it’s a good idea to upgrade your windows and window shutters.

It’s a good idea to replace both windows and shutters at the same time. You can replace them at different times, but the newness of one will definitely just make the issues of the old other more noticeable and problematic. While curtains can cover up old shutters, they just defeat the purpose of the shutters and prevent maximum visibility, privacy, and light control.

It’s also a good idea to replace both shutters and windows at the same time to maintain home aesthetics. You can replace the windows to be better at maintaining comfort and energy efficiency in the home but replacing the shutters too will also help support your windows in their function and keep the two pieces looking nice and cohesive.

Changing the style of your windows will call for a similar or complementary style of shutter that accents or complements your new windows. Have fun shopping for new shutters in various styles like plantation or café to go with your new windows in your new home. You should also look into both exterior and interior shutters as they have different tasks and intentions though they both add to the style, comfort, and character of your new house.

From painting and cleaning to actually moving in, there is a lot to do after you move into a new house, moving into a new home is thrilling. You get to take a house a turn into your own personal space and home for your loved ones.

However, from the act of actually moving into redecorating, cleaning, and making sure the house is functioning well, new homeowners have a long to-do list. Let Puget Sound Window & Door help with any and all of your Kirkland, WA replacement window needs. Get in touch today to learn more.


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