Options to Enhance Your Window Installation
Posted on Friday, 30 September 2015.
A new window install can be very beneficial to a home. Depending upon the age and efficiency of the previous window, a new window can enhance energy efficiency, which can reduce energy costs, and update the look of the home, among other things. Along with these benefits, there are a few options that you can select to enhance your Northern VA window installation.
Window grilles help to add an extra measure of security to your home. You can create your own custom option to complement your décor, and they do not tend to be very expensive to add.
If you are looking to install a complete window, then you will want to consider your possible framing options. Each one has its own unique qualities and benefits.
• Wood: great insulator against both heat and cold
• Clad: usually combined with another type of framing, making it exceptionally durable
• Vinyl: affordable option with low maintenance
• Composite: strong and durable, able to paint to match décor
Before making your choice, be sure to closely examine the framing, its maintenance requirements and any special care needed.
There are several glass treatment options that provide different services. For instance, bubbled, frosted and color-blocked glass all capture light while limiting visibility. Low-emissivity glass reflects heat back to its source to help retain heat during the cold months and deflect it in hot weather. Window coating helps to block harmful sun and UV rays. There are various options that you can choose from depending upon your particular concerns.
If you have little ones or expect them to come along over the next twenty years, shatterproof glass could be a worthy investment. This can also be a worthy investment if you are looking to add an additional level of security to your home. It is created by sandwiching a piece of plastic between two pieces of glass.
When you are planning for a Northern VA window installation, be sure to consider the additional options available to you so that you get the most out of your install.