Glen Burnie Window Replacement
If the first thing that you think of when you drive up to your Baltimore, MD home in Glen Burnie is that the shabby look of the front of your house makes it the least attractive one in the neighborhood, you may be thinking of starting a home improvement project that involves Glen Burnie window replacement. There are a lot of things to consider besides your maintenance budget before you decide on what steps you will take to make your Baltimore home look like the well-tended haven that you want it to be.
Update or Window Replacement?
A new energy saving Glen Burnie window replacement will not only give your property curb appeal, but will also cut down on the drafts that have been annoying you for years. Baltimore replacement windows will even help you reduce the amount that you have to pay to your MD utility company for heating or cooling your Maryland home.
In the short term, it will be cheaper to give a fresh look to your home with a fresh coat of paint to the trim. If the windows themselves are in good shape and you are willing to spend the time scraping, sanding and painting, it will give you something to do on the weekends. It also may the driving factor that makes you decide that a maintenance free Glen Burnie window replacement is the best option.
If you do decide to embark on the labor intensive job of giving new life to your windows with a bit of paint, check to make sure that you will not just be covering up what could be a problem with a coat of white wash. There is no use painting wood that is starting to rot. Maryland and the Glen Burnie area specifically, face some unique weather conditions that can take a toll on your windows. If the wood is soft, it may be that it is susceptible to moisture and is will on the way do decay. This will only make your home draftier, and as the windows let more and more of the outside air into the home, the cost of heating and cooling will go up. It's time to start shopping around for a Glen Burnie replacement window.
If you have old windows in your Glen Burnie home that you absolutely love, you may be able to make minor repairs to them if the frames are sound. Otherwise, know that you don't have to give up the money savings that a high energy Glen Burnie window replacement will bring. A Maryland replacement storm window has low remittance coatings that will reduce the UV rays that may be fading your furniture and carpeting and doing damage to your window treatments. The coating on your Glen Burnie window replacement will also help reduce the heat from the sun that makes your home harder to keep cool on those hot summer days when it seems there isn't a cloud in the sky to give relief to the rising thermometer.
If you choose the replacement storm windows instead of an energy efficient Glen Burnie window replacement because you can't let go of your beautiful old windows, check to see if the replacement that you choose meets the requirements for a tax credit. Then, go ahead and take the paint off of the old windows and stain or repaint them.
A final consideration before you make up your mind whether to do minor repairs on the windows in your home or opt for a Glen Burnie window replacement is ease of use. If you get frustrated because repeated painting of the windows and trim, both inside and out, have made it hard to open and close your windows, you may decide to eliminate the hassle and get a Glen Burnie window replacement. It's nice to be able to fling open a window to catch fresh summer breezes that Glen Burnie residents find so appealing and to be able to quickly close and lock them in the evening or when a north east storm is approaching. A window is meant to give you more than just a view of the neighborhood, and if you can't get the entire benefit that replacement windows offer, you're missing out on the simple satisfaction of being able to get the full enjoyment from your home.
There is nothing wrong with planning a do it yourself project to repair and repaint your existing windows if the windows are in good shape and you have the time to spend working on them. On the other hand, if you'd rather spend your free time recharging your own batteries by spending time with friends and families just relaxing at home or enjoying other activities that Glen Burnie has to offer, you should check out a maintenance free Glen Burnie window replacement.
Author: Joseph Gringeri