Throughout the winter months, you will most likely be spending a lot of time indoors. You may start to notice a lot of things you want to change about your home. Perhaps you look at your windows and think that their look could be updated. Your windows play a huge role in the energy efficiency of your home, but they also play a number of other roles, including curb appeal. If you’re not in the market for replacing your windows but you still want to update their look, there are a few simple projects you can complete to upgrade the appearance of your windows.
Freshen up the frame. A fresh coat of paint around the window trim can go a long way! CertaPro Painters of King of Prussia recommend applying a fresh layer of paint to the trim around your windows (interior and exterior) to really make your windows pop. Before you start painting, consider the type of framing that surrounds your windows. If the framing is made of wood or fiber glass, you’re good to go. If your windows are made of PVC or vinyl, you’re stuck with the existing color.
Replace your weather stripping. If your home is older and you still have the same windows, the weather stripping around your windows may be due for an upgrade. If your windows are surrounded by caulk, you’ll need to remove the old layer before applying a new one. Caulk or weather stripping helps to prevent drafts from coming in and the air from your home’s heating or cooling system from escaping. You’ll polish the look of your windows edges and still receive the benefit of energy efficiency!
Update your window treatments. There are a number of ways to control the amount of light and heat that come in through your windows, the most popular being shutters, blinds, and drapes. You can drastically change the appearance of your windows from the interior and exterior by replacing your existing drapes or blinds. If you’re looking for something that will boost your home’s energy efficiency, the experts at Blind Builders recommend screen solar shades that allow you to view outside while still reducing the heat, glare, and UV rays from entering your home.
You can update the look of your windows without breaking the bank! Spruce up your home’s interior, give your exterior more curb appeal, and improve the energy efficiency of your home with these window upgrades.