Custom replacement windows have several advantages over off-the-shelf ones, and this goes beyond just aesthetics. We take a closer look at these advantages and why they’re worth considering if you’re in the market for replacement windows.
Off-the-shelf replacement windows are available in specific sizes. If your wall opening happens to be in the exact same size, then the new windows should simply fit. Otherwise, if the window opening does not match the size, it could be problematic. If the opening is too small, then the opening will have to be resized. Too large, and the window contractor will have to find a way to fill the extra space.
Custom replacement windows, on the other hand, are built to fit your home’s existing wall openings. This eliminates the need to cut or fill portions of the siding and exterior wall, making it ideal for home restorations as it helps preserve your home’s original look. But, what’s more important is that it eliminates gaps around the frames, which prevents heat from passing through. The reduced conduction can help improve your home’s energy efficiency, resulting in energy savings.
Custom replacement windows take less time to install. Once the old windows are removed, the only thing left to do is clean the installation surfaces and perform repairs as needed. No resizing or additional construction needed.
If you’re looking into giving your home a makeover, your remodeling project should include replacement windows. In addition to the custom fit, you can also change things around by combining two windows into one or splitting a large one into two. Perhaps, you want to extend the functionality of your windows, optimize it for daylighting or add more usable space in the case of bay or bow windows. The right hardware selection adds further personalizes your design choices.
To learn more about custom replacement windows and entry doors, call Exterior Building Solutions today at (314) 729-7663. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no obligation estimate. We serve many areas in and near St. Louis, Chesterfield and Wildwood.