Tips for Replacing Exterior Windows and Doors
Replacing doors and windows together is a great idea; many
dealers selling replacement windows also offer exterior doors. you
can compare window and door styles, and coordinate your purchases
to achieve maximum visual appeal and energy efficiency.
Renovating Your Home's Exterior With New Windows and Doors
- Consistent styles: If you're
installing contemporary fiberglass or vinyl windows, select
exterior doors in a consistent style. An ornate stained glass entry
door would look out of place amid contemporary windows, and you
wouldn't want to install contemporary windows and doors in a
- Energy efficiency: Replacing
windows and doors provides a great opportunity to upgrade your
home's energy efficiency. Using
energy star rated windows and doors can help prevent heat loss;
multi-layered windows protect your home against the elements and
harmful UV rays.
- Potential savings: Replacing all
windows and exterior doors at one time can save on installation.
Shop for quotes and compare products, services, and warranties to
find your best deal.
- Remodeling? Don't forget about doors and
windows: if you're planning a remodeling or renovation
project, it can be a great time to replace old doors and windows.
Ask contractors for quotes on
replacing windows and exterior doors as part of your
- Getting referrals and references: A
great way to find contractors is asking for referrals from friends,
neighbors, and family who have recently replaced windows.
Otherwise, verify licensing and ask for, and verify,
Replacing doors and windows together can save time and money;
think about how good your home can look when your project is
About the author: Karen Lawson is a
freelance writer whose interests include home and garden projects
and interior deign. She holds BA and MA degrees in English from the
University of Nevada, Reno.
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