Renovation Handbook: Windows and Doors

When remodeling your house, you’ve got lots of things to consider. Depending on how in depth you will be going with your home renovation, you’ll be doing anything from painting the walls to adding new walls. Two of the most important aspects of any remodeling project are choosing and positioning windows and doors. You should know when replacements are necessary and which options to choose for your space.

Windows

Before getting started on the project, consider what your priorities are. How will you be using the windows in your space? If opening your windows for better circulation and fresh air is important to you, consider options that open fully. You should also consider how much maintenance you will be willing to regularly do on your windows.

 Materials are essential for all aspects of a home renovation project – especially windows. Most window frames are available in aluminum, vinyl, clad, and wood. Each material has its fair share of benefits. Aluminum offers a fantastic clean aesthetic, while wood is a great option for people looking for a simple and beautiful way to match molding and trim. Vinyl is a great option for its affordable price.

Doors

When replacing your doors, you need to be thorough with measuring the width and height of your original door. Make the proper adjustments if you are planning to get a larger or smaller door. Like most other decisions in home renovation projects, materials are equally important for the type of doors you choose. One of most important factors to consider when choosing a door is maintenance. Wood is a fantastic choice for any type of door, though it may require a fresh coat of paint every couple of years, while something like fiberglass is easier to maintain.

Considering windows and doors carefully is an important component of any home renovation project. Before getting started, take some time to think about the size, positioning, and materials of your doors and windows. You will be glad that you did.