Home renovation is no easy task. The attention which needs to be paid to every minute detail of the house can be a bit daunting. Even if it seems like your house is in the perfect condition, there is always something that might get overlooked and windows are such a thing. Though very crucial to every household, the windows seem to get ignored most often. Here are some things that you should keep in mind when you are renovating the house and upgrading your window, this renovation.
Reducing Heat Loss
When you opt for low-quality and drafty windows, it can cause heat loss which could spike up your monthly electricity bill by 25 per cent. When there is heat loss, the heat or cool air escapes from the windows which force you to increase the temperature on the thermostat to make up for the loss. A lot of homeowners believe that it is a cost of living in the house, without considering how a window replacement can reduce the electricity bill drastically. Gaps in and around the windows and doors can also cause loss of heat.
Getting rid of the condensation
No matter what type of windows you have, excessive condensation can be an annoyance as this happens when warm and humid air comes in contact with cold surfaces like the window. When you have a single window pane, the condensation might be worse, hence, it is suggested to switch to either storm windows or insulated glass whenever possible. If condensation is a problem you face often, then apart from making the change you should also check whether the heating and cooling system is working correctly or not. Getting a hydrometer will help to keep a check on the humidity levels inside the house and anything below 40% is manageable.
Replace your Screen
Replacing your screen might not be the most obvious thing on your list, but this can have a small impact on your home. When you do this you keep away insects, animals and debris out of your house and keep the fresh air in. If your house is located in a hotter climate then you should opt for a dense window screen as it can reduce heat gain. This, in turn, will help to reduce your electricity bill. Aluminium, fibreglass, polyester, nylon, metal wire, brass, stainless steel, copper, wood and metal frames are some of the options that you could choose from. Fibreglass is a cost-effective screen material option which doesn’t dent.
Protect your house from the burglars
Security of your house can be deemed as one of the reasons why you should opt for upgrading your window as it is one of the most obvious entryways. To amplify the security of your house, you could opt for a reinforced glass like tempered or laminated glass. If you want to go for high security, then wire mesh glass or bulletproof glass is the best option. Window bars and alarms can also be invested in.
This article was provided by D’Angelo& Sons Roofing & Exterior.
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