It’s important not to leap in head first and end up making one or more of these mistakes. It takes careful planning, shopping around and number crunching to ensure you are approaching your project in the most strategic way. Once you have figured out how you will fund your renovation as well as decided which projects to have done professionally versus what you plan to tackle yourself, it’s time to get started.
Under the definitions of remodelling versus renovating, remodelling your windows means altering them in a tangible way. If you want to transform the layout or structure of your windows in a big way, it’s more of a remodel. Replacing a small bank of windows with a large picture window, or creating a new window area are great examples of the transformative power of remodelling.
Renovating Your Windows
Renovating windows spans from repainting existing, older frames, to simply updating existing window areas with modern windows. The level of renovation you want to undertake depends on your budget, timeframe, and goals for refreshment. Ultimately, the difference between renovating and remodelling of windows is that you are not making dramatic alterations.
If your windows are old or in need of attention, we do suggest that you consider a more permanent change than refacing or repainting your window frames. Today’s windows are of a much higher quality than their predecessors and technology has improved a lot in the last several years. DIY renovations may make your windows look better, but their performance will still suffer compared to professional replacement.
If you have an older home, you may have a laundry list of remodeling projects that you would like to conquer. We all desire to transform our homes into something that showcases our style and personality. So, what is the best way to determine which projects should come first?
- Safety first
- Exterior evaluation, the exterior is what protects the interior…
- Statement elements that could increase the value of your home
That said, if you are happy with the layout of your home’s windows, a simple renovation would involve replacing those windows with modern counterparts. You may not notice a huge aesthetic transformation, but the change will reflect in the comfort of your home, its overall value, and your energy bills.