There’s a lot to consider when you’re renovating and as more and more Canadians decide to makeover their existing homes rather than move to a new one, the importance of windows becomes critical. As one of the best ways to up curbside appeal for resale, increase energy efficiency to put more money in your pocket, or just change the atmosphere in any room, replacement windows are a sure bet. Taking the time to look at your needs and options is a great way to wind up with the products you’ll be happy with.
Ask yourself if the high traffic areas of your home get enough natural lightning. If the answer if no, you might want to consider larger windows. For example, it’s suggested that to work well where adequate lighting is concerned, the glass space should be about 10% of the floor space in any one room.
One of the other things that you’ll need to look at is the convenience that the newer windows will present. Some of the windows in older homes had hard to reach glass surfaces that were difficult to get to when it came time to clean them. If that’s the case with the present models you have, you need to consider the newer versions that have tilting glass panels for easier cleaning.
Finally, security is an issue as well but there are some things that you can request to reduce the danger of break ins. You can ask your installer to use reinforced striker plates and door hinges so that the security of you and your family is covered.
Keldan Limited is a Professional Window & Door company, backed by some of the best suppliers in the business. Visit them at www.keldan.ca online or call them at 800-634-5034 or 905-895-1882. They carry energy efficient doors and windows to help you beautify and update your home.