If you’re contemplating whether increasing your window size is appropriate for your home, there are most certainly advantages for upsizing your windows.
Bigger windows will allow more natural light to flow into your room creating a more light and airy space, plus they can add extra functionality and increase the value of your property. There are some drawbacks, though.
Here, we will look at both the good and the not so good when it comes to increasing the size of your windows.
As @BlackberrySyst says: “Designing your perfect home window is a lot more than selecting the right performance glass package for your environment. You also have options to give your home a more personal touch.”
If you’re thinking about increasing the size of your window frame, you’ll want a skilled and trained professional, like our talented team at Unicorn Windows, to undertake the task for you. We can increase or decrease the opening and fully reframe when necessary.
This is no DIY task due to the level of skill required to complete the work to an excellent standard. Plus increasing the opening of a window may affect the structure of your home.
What are the benefits of bigger windows?
Whether you just want to brighten a darkened room or open your room and create a focal point and appreciate beautiful panoramic views, there are some significant benefits to installing a larger window:
- More natural light can brighten and lighten a darker room.
- More ventilation
- Increase the value of your home and give it greater curb appeal
- Offer better views of the outside due to the larger surface area of the glass
- Lower your energy bills and provide greater comfort and energy efficiency
There are clearly many advantages to increasing the window size. When done correctly, a bigger window can add value and improve your home.
What are the disadvantages of bigger windows?
While there are many reasons to look for larger windows for your home, there are some drawbacks to consider:
As briefly mentioned earlier, if not installed by a trained professional you could affect the overall structure of your home.
Especially for lower-level windows. You’ll also need to be careful that the new window doesn’t cause any energy efficiency problems for you, by increasing the window size you are increasing the risk of heat loss you could experience.
This is the reason it is always recommended to get high energy rated windows when increasing their overall size.
You will also need to consider the practicalities of a larger window. If a large window gets damaged or broken, the replacement costs will be higher than smaller windows.
You’ll also want to consider your privacy. If you live in a busy built-up area increasing your window size will allow the prying eyes of passers-by to see into your home.
Even with a few drawbacks, we believe bigger windows can compliment the right home and create a beautiful focal point.
When you use a professional company including Unicorn windows to install your windows, you can be sure that the window will be correctly installed and improve the energy efficiency of your home.