If you are starting off this year with a long list of renovations, building a plan and budget for all of the projects can be a daunting task. What projects should come first? Replacement windows in Seattle, WA is one home improvement that often gets put on the back burner. But here are a few reasons why you should think about getting this project done first.
1. Start with Structural Elements
It is common sense that during a home renovation you start with the structural elements first. These create the bones of the project and shore up the framework for every other project moving forward. And because windows are part of the exterior envelope of the home they are considered to be structural elements. As such, if replacement windows are part of the plan, they should be done in the early stages of any renovation project.
2. Control the Indoor Climate
During home improvements and renovations, you need to think about indoor climate control. Things like mudding, taping, caulking, and painting require certain temperatures and humidity levels for proper adhesion. Renovation projects can also produce a lot of dust, odors, and humidity that require ventilation. New windows can help with all of these conditions.
3. Influence Design Options
Windows influence how the home looks, inside and out. On the outside, new windows can boost curb appeal and update the architectural style of the home. On the inside, new windows quickly become the focal point and will play an important role in interior design. Taking care of the windows first will give you a solid backdrop for bringing the rest of the design elements together.
4. Proof of Progress
Home renovation projects can feel like they take ages. This is especially true in today’s unpredictable market. Project deadlines will lag and vary depending on the upgrades and contractors you choose. That can get discouraging. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could dramatically improve your home in several ways with just one project? That is what you can achieve with replacement windows. And by getting them done first, they will point towards progress even if some of the other improvement projects you plan stall out.
5. Avoid Costly Repairs Down the Road
Builder-grade windows tend to only last about 15 years. That is the time they start wearing out and developing leaks. They can rot, warp, rust, decay, or fall out of the square. Fog can develop between the panes and they can become difficult to operate. All of these may seem like small problems, but over time could lead to costly damage. If you leave your old windows in place, they could ruin all your hard work down the road. Better to get this project out of the way first, especially if you have older windows.
If you are looking to get started on replacement windows in Seattle, WA contact us today. The window professionals at Signature Window & Door Replacement will make sure you get safe and reliable service throughout the entire buying and installation process.
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