Installing new windows in your home is something that can be done to improve energy efficiency. While you are replacing windows, you may also want to do other improvements to maximize the benefits of replacing your windows. This can be things like adding insulation between windows, installing window treatments and improving glass with films. If you want to get the most out of your window installation, here are some other improvements that you may want to do:
1. Sealing And Adding Insulation Between Windows
When you replace old windows with new ones, there may be voids and air leaks in the openings. You will want to fill these areas in with insulation to help reduce energy loss. You can also seal and tape the openings to help reduce air leaks. To insulate between windows, use an insulation that does not expand. To seal the opening, you can use a rubber membrane and tape, which will also help to protect wood framing from moisture and prevent water damage.
2. Adding Window Treatments To Improve Energy Efficiency
Window treatments can also be a good addition to windows. These can be function shutters that also help to give your home security and storm protection. Window treatments like blinds and curtains can also help to provide extra insulation for windows. There are even thermal blinds that are designed to insulate windows, and they can often be more affordable than custom window treatments or curtains. Window treatments can also give you the benefit of being able to control the natural lighting in your home.
3. Adding Window Film To Windows And Doors With Fixed Glass
There may be some windows and doors in your home that are custom and cannot be replaced. There are improvements that can also be done to the glass here. Modern window films can be installed on glass to help reduce heat gain and UV light that enters your home. You can have the film installed on any windows that you cannot or do not want to have replaced when you are installing new windows in your home. Window films can also reduce glare, which make them a good option for home offices or entertainment areas.
These are some other improvements you may want to have done when installing new windows in your home. If you are ready to improve your home with new windows, contact a window installation contractor and talk with them about what else can be done to improve the energy efficiency of your home.
To learn more, contact a company like Weather-Tek Home Remodeling Center.