Windows, Remodeling and Home Renovations: How to Improve Openings with Home Improvements

Posted on: 31 August 2020

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The openings in your home can be improved with many different types of remodeling improvements. The improvements can be replacement windows, repairs, and improvements to molding and trim. The following window remodeling information will help you with the improvements for openings during your renovations:

1. Repairs and replacements for windows

If your windows need repairs, you will need to decide what improvements can be done to address the issues. The first option to consider is repairing damage to your windows. This can be fixing rot due to water damage or replacing pieces of wood that are damaged due to age. There are also options for replacement windows that can be installed inside the existing casing or installing completely new window units where replacements cannot be used.

2. Glass repairs, improvements, and replacements

The glass of windows can also be damaged and need to be repaired. This can be due to issues with damage or just old glass that needs to be updated. When repairing or updating glass, consider options like low-E and efficient window films that protect glass and improve windows. If you are replacing the glass, there are also options like double-pane glass that can improve the efficiency of your windows. Talk with your window remodeling contractor about the best options to improve the glass in your home.

3. Caulking and painting to renew the old windows

When you need to repair the windows in your home, they should also be painted. Part of the painting process is caulking around the cracks, which should be done before you apply the final coat of paint. Painting the windows is a great improvement for existing windows that are still in good condition. The coat of paint will renew the appearance of windows and protect them for many more years.

4. Molding and trim improvements for windows and doors

Moldings and trim are another option to consider for window remodeling. On the exterior of your home, new molding around existing casings can improve the appearance of openings. Inside your home, adding woodwork and trim around the openings can enhance the appearance of interior design and the openings in your home. This is a great option if the existing windows lack wood trim around the interior of the opening.

The improvements to windows can be a great way to improve your home exterior. Contact an exterior window remodeling service and discuss these options to improve the appearance of your home.