What’s one of the most stunning ways to amp up your home’s curb appeal? That must be upgrading to replacement windows, no? Not only are homeowners adding elegance and charm to their home when they update with replacement windows in Round Rock TX, they are also adding value! Take a peek and see why so many homeowners are taking advantage of this hot trend.
Change the architectural style of your home
Windows are a rare purchase, and they offer you the chance to glam up the architecture of your home’s exterior. So take your home from ho-hum to spectacular by choosing windows that will transform the appearance of your home. Here at YCB, we have seen the transformative effect of windows time and again.
Here are a few examples:
One homeowner replaced a humble cottage-style home’s single pane windows with floor-to-ceiling picture windows that lent a much grander appearance to a smaller home. As an added benefit, the windows also now flood the home with natural daylight and make the interior feel much larger.
Another case we wanted to look at was a couple who desired a more modern, sleek, Scandinavian style for their single-story dwelling. They replaced their traditional wood windows with vinyl slider windows that infuse the home with a minimalist look that the homeowners love.
Thirdly, another homeowner wanted the opposite of this second example. He told his window installers that he felt like he lived in a fishbowl and wanted to switch up from a modern-looking exterior to a transitional vibe! The customer kept a similar window style, but he chose vinyl windows with a rich and traditional brown trim and 9-light panes to add the traditional look that made turned the style from contemporary to transitional.
Another reason that replacement windows are trending hot—the “going green” movement. Some could argue that there are very few ways that you can have as great an impact on your home’s energy efficiency as replacing old, worn out windows. Old windows allow for air seepage, rendering your attempts at maintaining a comfortable air temperature an exercise that feels futile. When you upgrade to new energy efficient windows, you stop that energy loss.
Because you are controlling the seepage of air, you are able to maintain a home that is warm and cozy, with no “cool zones.” You achieve this level of comfort, yet your heating unit will run less frequently, reducing your total energy consumption.
Another way this is a green choice is that a furnace that runs efficiently will last for more years than one that runs constantly. Like every mechanical unit, the more you run it, the more wearing down of moving parts. Extending the life span of your heater means less time throughout your life that you have an inoperable old furnace hauled to the dump.
Add colourful trims with vinyl selections
Want to add some gorgeous trim colours? It’s a trend that homeowners are embracing! One of the greatest things about vinyl replacement windows is that they arrive on your installation day pre-painted. Homeowners enjoy them because they are maintenance-free and look gorgeous for many years to come.
Most window companies offer vinyl windows in a variety of trim colours. From classic neutral shades like gray, beige, tan or crisp white to fashion colors like rich red or navy blue, you can add your personal stamp to your home’s exterior by selecting the trim of your choice. Don’t worry if the colour would clash with your interior—you can choose one shade to glam up your home’s exterior and a nice neutral hue for the inside trim.
Final thoughts on selecting windows
Because windows are an occasional expense—and a large one, at that—choose wisely. Select windows that reflect your home’s personality and style. But, keep one thing in mind. They are a permanent fixture in your home. Be certain you’re opting for windows that you truly love and that you won’t grow tired of. Remember that trends are here today but gone tomorrow. Fortunately, keeping up with the hottest trends via investing in replacement windows won’t go out of style anytime soon.