Window replacement is obviously very costly. It requires some heavy construction and the possible demolition of your walls. Not only that, but the cost of individual window casements can be quite expensive. But, window replacement is usually considered to be a cost-effective home upgrade, especially for properties that are a couple decades old. Older window fixtures simply don't have the energy efficient efficiency and insulation ratings of modern products. This article explains a few ways that homeowners can keep down the overall cost of a window replacement project.
Drive through any neighborhood developed in the mid-20th century, and you'll likely see more than a few storybook homes with fake wood shutters framing the windows. These were meant for decoration and to make the homes look cute, but the shutters were also completely and permanently stuck to the exterior of the house. If you're remodeling, you have a chance to get some real wood shutters that you could actually use to protect your home's windows.