Last updated 7 months ago
Many homeowners find that they can enjoy large returns on their investment when they replace their exterior doors, but what about those inside your home? Many homes come with original interior doors, and over time these doors can wear, start to show their age, and simply not function as well. It can be surprising what a beautiful new look your home gets by replacing your interior doors with new, affordable doors that add style and function.
If your interior doors are still in good condition, a simple facelift with new hardware can work wonders. At the same time, many homes with original interior doors are outdated when it comes to style. Simple interior doors are just that, typically a humble piece of wood that is often hollow and has no accents or adornments. These doors may squeak, allow drafts through, and generally not function as well as a new door would.
New interior doors can be quite the dramatic change for the inside of your home. Just as a new affordable front door can complement your home and add curb appeal, new interior doors can transform a room, a hall, and anywhere you have a doorway in your home.
New interior doors can give the inside of your home a welcome boost if you're looking to sell, and may even increase the value of your home. In general, perceived value, or the direct attractiveness and visual appeal as perceived by buyers can be increased by adding new interior doors. Of course, you can upgrade your doors for your own enjoyment if you plan on living in your home for years to come.
In short, upgrading your home's interior doors with new affordable doors is a great choice all around. Newer doors are beautiful and functional, able to block drafts, increase privacy, add attractiveness, and more.
Affordable Windows and Doors has the interior door selection for you. Visit us online to see our range of beautiful affordable doors that can suit any style of home and complement your interior. Call us at (845) 704-2335 today.
Last updated 7 months ago
Window replacement costs can quickly climb if homeowners don't take advantage of cost-effective options that provide quality products for lower prices. The average window replacement project can run $10,000, but this number can triple. It's important that the homeowner takes the time to research window replacement companies and obtain estimates beforehand.
It helps to communicate with your window replacement company and come up with a design plans so you know exactly what types of windows you would like to purchase. Speak with your company representative to explore specific window styles and learn about their inventors. Replacing two sliding windows with a single picture window can save around $1,000. You can save double that by replacing a pair of double-hung windows with a sliding glass door.
Affordable Windows and Doors of White Plains can help you understand the value of choosing high-quality materials and windows for less. Visit us online to explore our selection, or contact us at (845) 704-2335 today.
Last updated 7 months ago
Skylights are beautiful and unique additions to any home, and they enable you to enjoy natural light, increased energy efficiency, and a more beautiful home interior. Keeping your skylights in good condition is very similar to maintaining a normal window, with a few additional considerations depending upon the positioning of your skylight.
Cleaning your skylight on the inside is no different than caring for your other windows. Skylights placed at an angle can be easier to access than those set flat into a roof. Always use caution when utilizing a stepladder or other ladder to access your skylight for cleaning. You may find that your skylight does not need to be cleaned as often as a normal window, because it is not often operated and further from the dust and other contaminants in your home.
Cleaning your skylights on the outside, however, is another story. For skylights that require roof access, always use proper fall protection and navigate your roof with caution. Exterior skylights can be cleaned with protective cleaners that help them to shed rainwater and avoid spotting so they stay clean longer.
Any skylight that is set into your roof should be inspected when you have a normal roof inspection performed. When installed by a quality affordable door and window company, your skylight should resist leaks and help keep your roof integrity secure. Because skylights are designed to be exposed to more weather than a typical window, they are often made of stronger materials. Still, inspect your skylights closely after any severe storm and frequently check skylights that are able to be opened or closed.
Affordable Windows and Doors offers quality skylights for your home. If you have any maintenance questions for your new skylight, call us at (845) 704-2335. You can also visit our website to explore the skylight styles we have to offer.
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For more information on how to get the most out of your windows and doors, turn to the reliable professionals at Affordable Windows and Doors. Call us today at (845) 704-2335 to set up your consultation in White Plains.
The National Fenestration Rating Council is a great resource for learning about U-factor and its significance.
Are you feeling a bit indecisive about new front door options? This article by Consumer Reports is a great guide to entry doors.
Take a look at this article for help choosing a spot for your skylight.
Have you ever wondered which gases are used to insulate windows? This interesting article from NACHI.org provides you with insight.
This helpful article will help you learn the basics of keeping your windows clean.
Last updated 8 months ago
Before heading into your affordable door dealer to replace your windows, you may be interested in learning about your various low-energy glass options. For instance, windows and glass doors that have a low-E coating could help you save significantly on heating and cooling costs. Here is how low-E glass works:
U-factor is a number given to a product to indicate how well that product prevents heat from escaping the inside of your home or office. The lower the U-value for a product, the higher its resistance is to heat loss. Low-E coatings are thin layers of material that are placed on a window’s surface to keep the U-factor low.
When placed on a window or skylight, low-E coatings block out the heat transfer while still appearing virtually invisible. Many visitors to affordable door dealers worry that the windows will have a strong tint when coated with a low-E coating. However, low-E coatings are transparent, whether you’re looking from indoors or outside.
Benefits for Different Climates
Although the main purpose of low-E coatings is to lower heat transfer, these coatings can be altered moderately to adjust for high solar gain, moderate solar gain, and low solar gain. For climates that tend to remain colder than average throughout the winter, a high solar-gain glaze will keep the heat in and the cold out efficiently. You can discuss the most suitable option for your climate with your affordable window representative.
When you buy windows and skylights from Affordable Windows and Doors, you’ll know the product you’ve chosen will enhance the beauty and efficiency of your home. We provide low-E coatings for our products so you can rest assured that your new addition is going to improve the atmosphere inside your home. Call us today at (845) 704-2335 to learn more about our energy-efficient products.