When it comes to curb appeal, every part of your home exteriors makes a difference, but especially your exterior windows and doors. These are the entrance points into your home, or the first glance into your home. They serve as the eyes and the mouth on the face of your home, if you will. They’re sure to catch the eyes of friends, family, and neighbors. The question is how. The right windows and doors will give your home a fresh appearance — as well as increased safety and efficiency — while outdated windows and doors will more likely turn eyes away.
But what should you look for in exterior windows and doors for your Des Moines home?
Of course, aesthetic is important when it comes to windows. Your windows often paint the view of your home, inside and out. They offer those inside extended views of the outside scenes. Windows come in a wide range of styles, so whatever your home’s aesthetic might be, you can find something that fits.
More important is the energy efficiency of your windows. Good, energy efficient windows, such as those made with vinyl and double or triple pane glass will insulate your home and reduce heat loss or drafts. Durability is also important to consider, as you don’t want to have to replace your windows every few years. And the lower maintenance the windows are, the better for your convenience.
When considering entry doors, you want to consider many of the same things. The door should have a style that makes an impression, with color that doesn’t fade easily and style that stands out. That style should also be able to last. One reason that wood entry doors are going out of style, is because they require such high maintenance to keep from swelling or rotting. Fiberglass doors, on the other hand, can take on the look of wood, while being much lower maintenance and energy efficient.
Another consideration when searching for entry doors is security. A strong entry door, such as those made with steel or fiberglass, will help protect your home from intruders so your family can rest easily.
Patio doors, something of a cross between the two, are a great way to increase the beauty of your home — as well as your home value. Sliding glass patio doors will flood your indoors in light and extend your outdoor views, as well as make for an easy transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces. They’re easy to operate and, because they run on a completely enclosed track, they’re very energy efficient. With locking systems, they can also help to maintain your home’s security. With so many benefits, it’s no wonder these are a popular option for home exteriors.
Interested in new exterior windows and doors for your Des Moines home? Contact Zen Windows Des Moines today for a free quote or more information.