Windows last for years, but eventually, they do need to be replaced. This presents the perfect opportunity for you to not only upgrade your existing windows but also add them to other areas. By doing everything at the same time, you can make this into a truly noticeable home improvement project. While this may increase the window replacement cost, it will provide you with pleasure for years to come.
The number and type of windows houses are built with changes throughout the decades. Unfortunately, some decades produce houses that are nearly windowless. The windows are small, and in some rooms, they don’t exist at all. This leaves the interior far darker than it needs to be and forces you to use your lights even in the middle of the day.
When your old windows finally wear out, consider something other than direct replacement windows. Since you’ll have the old windows out of their openings, this will be the best time to enlarge those holes, so you can turn them into big portals of light. You’ll also have all the needed tools, so it’s the perfect time to go into those windowless or under-windowed rooms and make new construction windows, too. If you choose to DIY the construction of the windows, you’ll have all the materials already at hand. Simply be sure to buy enough to make and glaze all the needed frames.
If like many people, you choose to install pre-made windows, you’ll need to take just a bit more care when you decide on your window sizes. Be sure to choose a size for which pre-constructed windows are readily available, if possible. If you want bigger windows, check to see if there is a nearby custom window maker before cutting so you can be sure you’ll be able to get the needed frames.