Is it time to replace the windows in your home? Do you need to order custom windows? The term “custom” refers to the design of the window as well as special features. In addition, it refers to the measurements of your window. One of the best things about custom designed windows is that they fit your needs perfectly when it comes to such things as aesthetic appeal and energy efficiency.
In this article, we shall discuss the pros and cons of custom style windows including window shapes, sizes, costs, and so forth. This can help you decide how many of your windows if any you wish to customize.
Pros and Cons of Custom Windows
Cons of Custom Windows
Obviously, custom-made windows cost more than stock windows. This is due to specifications in the window shape, size, design, and then such add-ons as extra locks and enhanced energy efficiency.
However, while stock windows might seem like a more practical option due to their lower cost, they are not always the best solution. Stock windows are mass-produced, so they are often not as durable or high quality as custom windows, which can lead to having additional costs, as they may require frequent repairs or even replacement. Moreover, there may be additional structural work required during installation to ensure a proper fit, which then incurs higher costs. Not to mention the fact that they do not have the added insulation, which then results in larger energy bills.
Another disadvantage of custom windows is that since in most cases they need to be specially ordered and manufactured to meet your specifications, delivery might take as long as six weeks. Of course, if you plan for such a scenario, it will not be an issue. But, if you want your windows to be replaced quickly, it could be a deterrent.
Pros of Custom Windows
One of the best features of custom windows is that they can be designed in numerous styles, shapes, sizes, colors, and finishes. If you are looking to improve the curb appeal or market value of your home, then custom windows can add a great deal of character. Custom designed windows can be made to match the architectural design of your home.
Another advantage of custom windows is that since they are tailored to meet the exact measurements of the window opening, they will be a perfect fit. Stock windows may require some additional alterations to the structure during the installation process to ensure that they are a tight fit. Windows that fit correctly are more energy efficient, as they prevent drafts, which will then result in lower energy costs.
In addition to choosing the design of your custom windows, you can also opt for extra features, such as low-E coatings and additional panes filled with inert gases for added insulation and extra locks for enhanced home security. Moreso, you can opt for other features, such as decorative glass and window grills for even more aesthetic appeal.
Contact the staff at WeatherPro Windows and Doors if you wish to discuss options for custom windows. We will work with you to help you decide what features and designs will best suit your needs. Call us today for a free quote for replacement windows.