Many people live in old houses that (let’s be honest) have seen better days. Thin isolation, a paramount heat consumption, and old low-isolation windows are some of the environments’ worst enemies, when it comes to consumer generated CO2 emission. Some house owners think that they have to choose when it comes to eco-friendly living and high-quality building materials – but it does not have to be that way. You can start with the windows.
A high return investment
Old low-quality windows are big sinners when it comes to consumer generated CO2 emission. And many home owners think that they have to compromise their wishes of high-quality designs if they have decided to install new environmental-friendly windows. But, fortunately, that could not be farther away from the truth. Companies are now making bespoke, high-quality, eco-friendly windows that ordinary mortals can get their hands on.
It is a big investment to get new windows, it really is, and often homeowners get price-related unpleasant surprises when they have decided to invest in new windows. But in spite that new windows at first can seem as an expensive investment, the consumer will after few years see their investment as a very fortunate one. New windows compared to old ones is not only CO2-frendly but also friendly when it comes to the consumers personal economics – the consumer will experience that his/hers consumption of heat will reduce drastically and that his/hers heat-bill will likewise reduce in a profitable direction. Actually, many home owners will see that their investment in windows have paid for itself after just a few years. Additionally, the new windows will without a doubt raise the total price of the house, if the consumers are thinking about selling their house.
Design your home’s personality
The design of the windows that you are investing your money in, of course, has to complement the overall esthetic expression of the house – especially if you are living in an old house. Many window manufacturers today have a service where you in collaboration with them can design your own personal window, so you do not have compromise the esthetics of the house by implementing new windows that do not complement the old house’ overall esthetics.
New, bespoke windows are also a unique opportunity to leave one’s stamp on a street with identical houses. With unique, specially made windows you can really develop the personality of the house that you live in. You can see examples of bespoke windows here.
Before you begin
Before you contact your window company it is a good idea to research which kind of window design you are in search for. There is thousands and thousands of different window designs out there, so to help both yourself and the window company it is a good idea to have an idea of which kind of window you want to design. A good idea to find inspiration is to search the market and to go for walks in neighborhoods that you find inspiring.