Posted by Accent Windows on 14 September 2018
Street appeal might be an expression that’s tossed around a lot in the wonderful world of real estate, however there is a link to the look of your home’s façade and its value. Making a strong first impression can entice potential buyers, ensure your house stands out, and reflect the aesthetic choices inside.
Below we will outline areas that should be considered when working on the façade of your house, and the windows and doors that are right for the job.
When to upgrade
The first question you should ask yourself before beginning work on the façade of your house is: can I work with what I currently have, or do I need to upgrade anything?
When it comes to windows and doors there are a couple of points to consider when addressing this question.
Energy ratings for installations change over time, so what could have been efficient 10 years ago, might not be the best option now. With energy efficiency – the benefits become obvious almost instantly. You can read more about that here.
Energy efficient windows can save you money on heating and cooling costs, and the design of newer installations will far surpass older fittings when going for a contemporary look.
Going with aluminium windows and doors is the best choice for both aesthetics and practicality. Aluminium frames also have the added benefit of lower maintenance requirements, and they don’t degrade over time like with older wooden frames.
Once you’ve decided on what needs replacing, it’s time to look at options.
As the portal into your home, the door plays a key role in the overall aesthetic of the building.
With an aluminium door there are a range of options available that can suit your style and requirements. At Accent we have a wide selection that can be customised to suit your needs and create a lasting impression.
You can express your creativity with sliding, pivot and French doors for your entry doorway. To discover what’s possible simply speak to an Accent expert for friendly advice and to explore the full range of options.
When choosing street facing windows for your home there’s a fine balance to play between aesthetics, privacy and light.
Whether you want to go for understated and private, or with a more contemporary open look, we have a solution that will work for you.
From classic bay and rake windows, through to modern awning and sashless options, Accent have a range to choose from – all of which will meet current energy standards and can be adapted to suit the style you want.
Once you have selected the style of fixture you want, you will need to engage a professional to complete the job – including manufacturing your windows or doors and installing them.
Working with Accent Windows for your installation and replacement is a hassle-free process from start to finish, and includes a no obligation quote and site inspection.