When you’re considering a full window replacement for your home, you might be considering standard windows to save on your budget. But did you know that getting your windows custom-made is more cost-effective in the long run? Let our window installers at Renewal by Andersen® of Alaska explain what you’ll benefit from specialty windows:
A Better Fit For Your Window Openings
Using standard windows can sometimes be difficult, especially if your window opening is bigger than normal. If it’s larger than the sizes available, an inexpensive solution would be to fill gaps around the frames with sheetrock or molding before being patched and painted. But keep in mind that this type of solution may also affect your home’s exterior design and can cause drafts later on.
When you get specialty windows, there’s no need to fill any gaps around your window opening since they’re custom-made to fit them perfectly! You’ll also benefit from having a bigger glass area when you have your windows specially made, which means you get a much bigger view of your home’s landscape and scenery.
More Specialized Options
Getting windows right from the hardware store or lumber yard may seem like a good and inexpensive option. But standard windows may not fit your openings perfectly, which means more chances of getting air infiltration and drafts. This also means your HVAC will work harder to keep the indoor temperatures within comfortable levels, which consumes more energy. So, if you’re looking to increase your home’s energy efficiency and comfort, it’s much better to get a customized window replacement!
More Specialized Options
If you have an older home, standard windows may be difficult to install. This is where getting specialized windows makes sense, as you can have them made to fit the openings without sacrificing visual appeal and performance. Specialized windows can also be more cost-effective especially if you’re considering adding more windows to your home. If you want to add more natural lighting, for instance, consider picture windows and skylights for your enclosed areas and hallways as they help bring in more daylight.
As one of the most trusted contractors for replacement windows, Renewal by Andersen of Alaska only provides the best products for your home. Call us at (907) 205-5100 if you live in Anchorage or (907) 312-7597 if you live in Fairbanks. You can also visit our website! We serve our customers in Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula, The Valley, Fairbanks, and surrounding AK areas.