The Difference a Window can make on Your Home
Mt. Pleasant Window and Remodeling usually installs replacement windows, which means that we are replacing an existing window with a new one. Sometimes, however, a homeowner will call us and ask us to create a whole new opening in their home to install a window. We love to work on these kinds of projects because of the difference that is makes in someone’s house.
These home owners in Penn Township had bought this home, but realized quickly that they want to have a window built on one side of the house, where there were no windows on either the ground or second floor.
Why Install a New Window?
Most of the people who we create new window openings for ask us to do so because:
- They want a window to be able to see outside. Many homes that were built 30 or 40 years ago didn’t have windows on the side of the house, especially second-story or split-level styles. In neighborhoods with many children, it’s not uncommon for Mt. Pleasant to create openings in homes and install windows so that parents can keep an eye on their children as they play outside.
- They want more light. Depending on which way the house is facing and where the sun rises and sets, homeowners want to have more natural light in both the summer and winter.
- They need a window that works better with the layout of the house. Sometimes, when a home is built and a new family moves in, they realize that a new window is needed one or more of the rooms.
- They have remodeled and require a window. We often install new windows in bathrooms, kitchens and living areas that have been completely renovated, and require more light or just a more “open” look.
Homeowner Outcome: A Happy Family!
This homeowners wanted a view of their yard, more light, and windows that matched those of the rest of the house. Mt. Pleasant came out, provided a free estimate, and explained the work that would have to be done to set up the window, cut out the siding to create a space for the window, and talked about the color and style they’d like so this new addition would match the rest of the house.
This homeowner now has a window in their living room. They’re enjoying the extra light and the view, and they wished they’d done it sooner!
Cutting out a new window should be done by a professional. Mt. Pleasant Window has certified installers who are well trained to examine, cut out siding and brick, and put in new windows. With the energy-efficient components that are now standard in most windows, having a new window cut out won’t affect your utility bills, and you
We can help you choose the location of the new window, and then we can discuss what style window it should be. Most people choose a window the matches the rest of the ones in the house. Give Mt. Pleasant a call today. We’ll come right out to talk to you about a brand new window opening.
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