Transform the Exterior of Your Home with Replacement Windows

The curb appeal of your home is very important, not only to you and your family, but to your neighbors and anyone else who may drive by your home. We know that you want your home to look nice when you are living there and that you would even like your curb appeal to be at its best if you decide to sell your home in the future. Amazing curb appeal can add value to your home.

Here are 4 things you should know when transforming the exterior of your home with replacement windows:

Windows made from different materials are different. Windows that are made from wood, vinyl, and aluminum all look distinctively different. The moldings on wooden windows have more intricate moldings, while the moldings on vinyl and aluminum windows are usually flat and square. You will want to choose your windows carefully depending on the style of your home.

Window headers. A window header is also referred to as a head casing and this is the board that is at the top of the window. You will have a choice as to whether you want this header to extend past the sides of your window or if you want it to be flush. You will also need to decide as to whether you want the header to be small or if you want it to be taller and more ornate. A drip cap must be installed on top of the window header, so you will want to take that into consideration as you are making your final decision.

Window sills. Every window needs a window sill as this feature is tilted downward and keeps the water from seeping into the window. The window sill can either be flush with the sides or extend out a little bit, just like the window header. While the sill is mandatory, you will have the option as to whether you want an apron under your window sills or not.

Window sashes. Window sashes are necessary, but you may want to consider a window sash with true divided lights. These types of windows sparkle more from the street and will make your home seem more appealing from the outside.

These are only a few things that you should keep in mind when you are choosing replacement windows for your home. We can assist you with any questions that you may have, including which windows are the best for your home. Call Michael F. Whalen Contracting today to schedule an appointment for a consultation. We will discuss your window options and offer advice on what we feel is the best course of action. We provide all types of remodeling and home improvement services to homeowners in New Kensington and the surrounding areas.

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