Many people never give their garage windows a second thought. The truth is that if you are spending money replacing windows in your home, you should be replacing windows throughout your property. Otherwise, you run the risk of older windows making your entire property look run down. If you do decide to replace your garage windows, consider the following factors before choosing the right windows.
How Much Do You Really Use the Space?
If you use your garage for nothing more than storing vehicles, then you may not care much about what your windows look like or how energy efficient they are. However, if you have heated a garage that doubles as an exercise room or workshop, then it can be well worth installing higher-quality windows.
How Much Are the Items in Your Garage Worth?
Remember that the windows in your garage are more than beautiful – they are there to protect your belongings. If you have items in your garage that would be relatively easy to steal, and are valuable, then you may want to invest in especially strong, secure windows to keep your belongings safe. On the other hand, if your garage is full of old sports equipment and boxes, then security may not be a high priority.
Is Temperature Control Important?
Even if cool areas, it can get hot in a garage during the summer – and it can get cold in the winters. If you are planning to use your garage for anything more than storing a vehicle, then we recommend considering how energy efficient your windows will e. You do not want to spend the money to heat a garage, only to have a large fraction of the heat immediately leave through the under-insulated windows.
What is Your Budget?
Of course, no matter what you want, a lot of the decision will come down to budget. You may want garage windows that match the windows in the rest of the house, but if they are not reasonable within your budget, then you may have to make due with the second-best option. If you are worried about finding the right choices within a specific budget, just let us know. We can narrow down your choices so you have a more realistic idea of what your options are.
Are You Ready to Learn More About Your Garage Window Options
Now is a great time to find out more about your options for garage windows. You are free to call Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 if you would like to schedule a free in-home consultation or if you have questions. You can also stop by our showroom during business hours to see our windows for yourself.