If you want to improve your home, you may be considering installing new windows. This can cost a lot of money and some new materials are a little plain. You may want to get a little more out of your investment in new windows. This can be done by adding details, treatments and window seals to your windows. Here are some ideas to help you get more out of your new window installation:
1. Adding Housewrap And Sealing Around Window Openings
Housewrap is a modern barrier that is installed on homes to prevent air leaks. It can also help to act as a moisture barrier around your home. For windows, using housewrap and a sealant tape can help to keep water out and prevent damage to woodwork. You can slide housewrap behind brick and siding if you are not renovating the exterior. Just cut the wrap into manageable strips.
2. Giving Windows Additional Treatments To Improve Functionality
There are also treatments that you can add to windows for more functionality. This can include additions like shutters that can be used for many things, such as blocking sunlight or storm protection. If you are adding woodwork to windows, you may also want to consider things like larger window sills and planters.
3. Sealing Windows And Adding Insulation Where It Is Lacking
In addition to adding a moisture barrier before you install windows, you will also want to seal them up after they are installed. This can include adding caulking around the exterior window. Before you add interior window trim, you may also want to add insulation between the window and wood framing. Batten insulation works best for this, which can be stuffed in the cracks to insulate the window.
4. Improving Glass With The Addition Of Films
You can also improve the glass of windows by adding a film to it. This is something that can be done to new and old windows. It can help make windows more energy efficient, as well as provide benefits, such as reducing UV rays in your home or the glare in an office or TV room. This is an affordable improvement that can be done to the glass in any home.
These are some ideas to help you get more out of new windows. If you are ready to do these improvements to your home, contact a window installation contractor like Allstate Gutter & Siding and talk with them about using some of these ideas for your project.