The decision of what kind of windows to use on your new house will be one of the most important decisions you will make. Windows add warmth, beauty and light to your home. Since windows are one of the most visible features of your home from both the inside and out, you'll want to make a wise and practical choice. Most people spend 10 to 15 percent of their home building budget on windows and doors.
Energy efficiency has long been a concern of homeowners and builders alike. But as energy prices rise and environmental issues intensify, more homeowners than ever are looking beyond heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems to design solutions that will help achieve both comfort and efficiency in the home.
While clear glass has always been the primary material available for window panes in homes, that is starting to change as homeowners are looking for a new, "green" view. Now windows are being glazed in a whole new way to help control heat loss, condensation and enhance the design of your home's face.
Windows make a big impression on how your home is looked at - from the inside and out. Your windows should fit in with the overall style of your house and they should make you house look inviting. How you create that look depends on personal taste.. Read More