The purpose of a window is self evident and most of the windows in our homes are made of glass that is held in a supporting frame. Should the glass get broken, it can be replaced. Should the frame get damaged, it can be repaired. So, why would anyone think about replacing the whole lot with a brand new window?
Out With The Old And In With The New
If the house in Chesapeake is old, it may well have period character that you would wish to maintain. However, you wouldn’t really want to maintain antique inefficiency. In a place characterized by cool but not really cold winters followed by hot, humid summers, no air conditioning and only an open fire or pot bellied stove for heating may have been acceptable for the 18th or 19th century inhabitants who built the house; but not for the people who live in it today. Today, just about everybody has some sort of indoor climate control for their homes. However, that original single layer of glass window can hardly be considered as a good insulator. For every dollar that you spend on heating up the inside, several cents worth escape through the window glass (which also lets the summer heat come in and do battle with your air conditioning).
Even if the original wooden frames have been well protected and have survived the test of time, the owner of such an old house should definitely be looking into Window Replacement in Chesapeake VA, if only for the sake of efficiency and economy. Even windows can be rated under the ENERGY STAR® compliance program.
Appearance And Function Considerations
Appearances are very much in the eye of the beholder but, let’s face it, unless you live in a home designed to your own specifications, you could end up living somewhere where you consider the windows to be not only a little ugly but also less than ideal in functionality. Maybe you want a sliding patio window rather than a hinged “French door” type? Maybe you prefer the sleekness of vinyl frames over the more bulky wooden ones? These and a host of similar personal objective reasons can all provide the motive for complete Window Replacement in Chesapeake VA.
There are many famous brands of quality windows available in several different types of frame and a variety of opening or closing methods. Choose what you require from a showroom linked to a fully licensed, bonded, insured and certified home improvement contractor to assure yourself a perfect installation.