Curb appeal and functionality, alongside added square footage, largely determine how much value a home addition adds to your property. Adding windows to a new home addition can help you enhance its curb appeal, but you must pick the right ones.
Before skimming a window catalog, try to find out where your window should be placed. You could follow the original layout. But you can also follow a different pattern, like placing the windows at the rear. However, you should take extra care with following a different layout. Make sure it doesn’t interfere with your interior.
Look for a window trim that matches the interior and exterior of your home. As much as possible, make sure the window is made of the same material as your old one.
Ease of Maintenance
Make sure that you’ll have enough time to clean and maintain your windows. If you don’t have enough time, choose a material that’s easy to maintain.
Certain features can also make window cleaning less painful. One feature you should look for is a tilting mechanism. This kind of mechanism can come in handy when cleaning windows on the upper floors. You won’t have to climb a ladder to clean the windows facing outside – all you need to do is tilt the window.
While looking for new windows, don’t forget about functionality. We recommend looking for a double-pane window filled with argon gas. The argon gas blocks the transfer of heat, increasing a window’s energy efficiency.
Having trouble picking a window? You can consult the contractor doing the home addition. If you haven’t hired one yet, make sure to vet them. Whether you’re hiring a siding contractor or remodeler, you should always do your research.
Looking for a reputable contractor in your neighborhood?
Up and Above Contractors, a multi-award-winning, GAF-certified contractor, offers professional remodeling services as well as quality replacement windows and doors. To get a free estimate, call us at (973) 531-4225, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Sussex, Morris and Warren counties, including Sparta and Andover, as well as other areas in Northern New Jersey.