Improving the windows in your home can be a great investment for better energy efficiency in your home. When you are replacing windows and doing other improvements, you may also want to change the look of old windows. This can be done by adding trim, treatments or exterior features like shutters, screens and window guards. Here are some of the features you may want to consider for windows to give your home a custom, personalized touch:
1. Awnings For Windows Or Doors For Covered Areas
Awnings and covered features for doors and windows can be a great custom detail to add to your home. The coverings over entrance ways can help keep you dry, as well as prevent water problems from wind-driven rain. Awnings can also help add to the energy efficiency of your home by adding shade during the summer months. These can be retractable awnings, too, which will allow sunlight to come in during the winter months.
2. Add Custom Shutters That Have Functional Purpose For Security
Shutters can be a great addition to your home, and come in many different styles. They can be false shutters for design purposes, or you can add functional shutters to your home. Custom shutters that open and close can also help add security to your home and protection from storms. If you have roll-up shutters installed, you even have options for automation systems.
3. Window Blinds And Treatments For Insulation And A Personal Touch
Blinds and other window treatments can be another great custom feature to add to the windows of your home. The blinds can be a great way to control natural lighting and add insulation to windows. For an additional personal touch, you may want to consider adding thick curtains to improve energy performance and give windows an attractive look.
4. Give Plain Windows More Detail With The Addition Of Trim Details
Some modern windows can lack details, which may be a little too plain for your tastes. There are many ways that you can add to the look of your windows. Outside of your home, you may want to consider adding custom friezes and keystones to trim around the windows. Inside your home, the same thing can be done with wood trim to give your windows a more detailed and custom look.
These are some of the features that you may want to consider to give your home a little personalized touch when doing window improvements. If you are ready to start with window improvements in your home, contact a window installation contractor like one from Morgan Exteriors Inc and talk with them about some of these additional custom features for your home.