Installing new windows and doors improves the look of a home, creates energy-savings, and increases resale value. When considering new doors and window replacement there are a few steps to take that make the decision-making process easier, which are choosing from window companies that have a good reputation, working with an interior designer from the window installation company to get help with the various options, and making the proper investment that balances aesthetics with comfort and safety.
Choosing Entry doors, Storm Doors, and Interior Doors
Attractive entry doors make a bold statement that creates a strong curb appeal for a home. Designers like to work with a three-color or four-color palette for the front of a home that includes a different shade of complementary colors for the roof, siding, windows, doors, and trim. One technique that looks great is to use a darker entry door when compared to the other colors. This can be a solid hardwood door that is stained or painted.
Storm doors are necessary in areas like Bloomington that have inclement weather. They keep a home and its occupants safe, even in the harsh winter storm conditions.
Interior doors look best when having matching styles for the same sizes. However, an attractive French door makes a nice transition from one room to another. Another place to use larger doors is for patio doors or for sliding glass doors. These will help bring in more sunlight and make the rooms seem larger.
Choosing Windows for Thermal Performance
The style of the windows is important; however, so is the thermal performance provided by them for energy-efficiency. The cost of energy bills can be significantly lowered by installing higher quality windows. For this reason, investing in windows that have better thermal performance and are installed properly to prevent any air leaks makes a wise choice. The savings over time will more than pay for the investment.
Choosing Window Styles
There are many attractive windows styles to choose from including,
● Double-hung windows
● Casement & awning windows
● Bay & bow windows
● Garden windows
● Glass block windows
● Privacy windows
● Egress windows
Exterior windows look very nice when decorated with shutters as well as other window accent options.
Double-hung windows are widely used and popular. Casement & Awning windows let in more light. Bay & Bow windows have a nice interior shelf and protrude from the house outside creating interesting dimensionality. Garden windows provide a wonderful place to grow attractive plants that can be seen from the inside and the outside. Glass block windows can be used to elegantly separate interior spaces. Privacy windows prevent people from seeing through them. Egress window can be used to let light into a basement.
Contact Us Today
No matter what windows and doors you choose as your favorites, Window World of Bloomington, IL is ready to help you with your exciting renovation project. Give us a call at 309-827-5237 or go online to schedule a free in-home estimate.