When homeowners hear the term New Construction Windows, they are often confused. Did you know that “New Construction” windows can be placed in existing homes? It’s true. The name can be a bit misleading. But that’s why you’re here. You want to learn more about new construction windows and their benefits.
What Are News Construction Windows?
While replacement windows are designed to fit into the space vacated by an older window, new construction windows involve replacing the frame as well as the sashes, giving you a totally new window inside and out. As you can imagine, installing new construction windows is a more involved process than installing replacement windows, but there are numerous benefits to such an in-depth project.
What are the Benefits of Installing New Construction Windows in an Existing Home?
The primary difference between replacement windows and new construction windows is the nail fin. This thin piece of metal extends from the window itself all the way around the perimeter of the window frame and is nailed directly into the studs (frame), minimizing the potential for air and water leakage. Voila! A more energy efficient window. Your wallet will thank you later.
“New, energy-efficient windows eventually pay for themselves through lower heating and cooling costs, and sometimes even lighting costs,” according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
New construction windows are an excellent option if you are also planning on upgrading the exterior of your home with new siding. These windows allow you to better the curb appeal of your home, which will make your home much easier to sell when the time comes.
- Improved curb appeal may increase your home’s resale value by as much as 15-20%.
- Potential homebuyers form an opinion of your home within the first 30 seconds and 10% cannot see the potential of a home, meaning curb appeal is incredibly important.
What kind of first impression is your home giving potential buyers?
New Construction Windows from Architectural Window Supply
For the past 20 years Architectural Window Supply has been the go-to choice for Maryland homeowners, builders, and architects who need personalized, knowledgeable service. Our experienced, knowledgeable staff can help you select the right windows for your new construction project.
If you have any questions about New Construction Windows, or wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact Architectural Window Supply by calling 410-266-5254! When you come to us for information and guidance, we’ll make sure you get what you need.