How to Choose the Right Windows for Your Home


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Could you imagine a house with no windows? Even the sound of it feels dreary. Outside of most basements and attics, windows are everywhere throughout homes. They bring benefits from increased value to increased efficiency.

Windows also create a connection to the community we live in. Every day, we look out our windows to check on the kids, get a sense of the weather, and see what is happening in the neighborhood. Moments like that enhance our homes and our lives more than we realize.

So how do you know what windows to choose for your home? Here are a few things to consider when replacement windows or installing new windows in your home.

A source of light

At their basic function, windows allow natural light to enter a room. When we wake up in the morning, windows let us know it’s time to get after another day. And throughout the day, the sunlight entering a home brings a burst of natural optimism into a space. That energy helps reduce monthly expenses too.

For some rooms, windows can provide enough light that using other forms to brighten a room are not necessary during the day. This can create significant savings on your utilities over time. Choosing windows that will make the most of a room’s light potential is a smart choice.

Add to the efficiency

If you are looking to take full advantage of energy efficiency, there are materials and technology that provide added benefits. Triple-pane windows offer maximum efficiency while dual-pane windows provide twice the efficiency as traditional windows, and both bring a welcomed impact on your monthly utilities.

With material options of wood, composite, metal, and vinyl, you have choices. We carry superior products like Sierra Pacific that have insulated glass with No-Metal TrueWarm® Edge polymer structural foam spacers, which dramatically improves energy efficiency. We can walk you through the benefits of each material to find what is best for your home.

Feel the breeze

The Kansas City region can bring extreme temperatures. Windows serve as a shield and protect the longevity of your heating and cooling systems. In mild temperatures, windows are a great source of ventilation. Opening windows during those milder days reduces the use of an air conditioner and provides a natural source of comfort.

Elevate the aesthetics

Windows are often an underestimated home enhancement project. Yes, they are high on function but they are also a favorable return on investment for the overall look of your home. With a color change or material upgrade to the interior or exterior finishes, replacing your windows can have a huge impact on your home’s value and curb appeal.

Whether you are purchasing windows for new construction or replacing windows in your current home, we can help you pick out the right window material and style that is best for your home. And with our installation experts, we can help make sure the project is done right. We are happy to help you from start to finish. Give us a call at 913-583-9889.

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