As a Marvin Authorized Replacement Contractor serving the Twin Cities area with installation of Marvin replacement windows, we have lots of resources available to us to support both our company and our customers. One of those is a regular newsletter with tips and helpful information. In this article we’d like to share a segment from a recent post by an expert designer. (Watch our blog for more tips from her.)
Stylist, designer and blogger Emily Henderson reveals her
expert tips for home replacement windows.
For most of my career as a stylist and designer, I never touched windows outside of covering them up with draperies. I didn’t have to as I wasn’t doing any major renovations. That is until I worked on a project last year in the Pacific Northwest—a high-end investment property I partnered with my brother on in Portland. We put in a top-floor addition, so the existing windows needed to be replaced to match the new windows.
Oh man, did I learn a lot about windows during this project. Luckily, I was also working on the overhaul of the mountain house my husband and I bought for our family and there were a few things I learned from the investment property that made a huge difference when I started replacing windows there.
While I’ll dive into all the things you should consider yourself when replacing your windows next, first I want to share something I learned: windows are the eyelashes of the home’s exterior facade. Stay with me here … a home “face” with run-of-the-mill windows is perfectly passable, but once you put those luscious lash extensions on, all of a sudden you’ve got yourself a confident beaut. Of course, the similarities between windows and lashes stops there as replacement windows are a far more stressful decision to make, but I promise it doesn’t have to be.
Consider your environment.
First and foremost, always remember that all locations have different environmental needs. My LA house has different window needs than my house up in the mountain where it snows. Things to consider are moisture levels, altitude, temperatures (desert vs. coastal vs. harsh winters). One window does not fit all. Be sure to talk to a Marvin expert to help you determine what you need for your specific environment so your windows perform for years to come.
As Emily points out, talking to a Marvin expert like the window replacement techs here at Window Outfitters is important to ensure you’re getting the right windows for your home. We have lots to meet your needs and your own personal style. We’ll be sharing more of her tips in our upcoming blog posts.