Window screens contribute to the lighting and beauty of your home while maintaining its energy efficiency. Since window screens work to prevent outside debris and critters from entering the home, it is no surprise that you may find your window screens showing signs of wear and tear over time.
Unless you are an expert in window screens, it might not always be easy to tell whether your window screens have to be repaired or replaced. It can be hard to know what kind of maintenance your window screens require and what steps should be taken during restoration.
Following are some helpful tips for homeowners to keep in mind during window screen restoration.
Today you can find new types of window screens that are more energy-efficient than traditional ones. Choosing energy-efficient window screens can save money on your electricity bills. Compare the window efficiency by looking at the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) and Whole-Unit V-value.
SHGC is the fraction of solar radiation that passes through a window. The lower the fraction, the lesser the solar heat is transmitted. V-value is the value of how much heat energy is lost or gained. The lower the V-value, the more energy-efficient your window screen will be.
This consideration is important because the lower heat energy is trapped or transmitted through your window screens, the less energy you will have to use for running your air conditioner or heating system.
Window screens are prominent features of your home. Select window screens that complement and boost the overall look of your preferred aesthetic and curb appeal.
Installing the wrong style of window screens can spoil the look of your home and even lower its value.
Maintenance After Restoration
Once the window screens are restored, they should be able to withstand outer elements and should be easy to clean and maintain. Take time to ask the professional about the different material choices available, their pros and cons, and the type of maintenance they require. Proper maintenance of your window screens will enhance the security and look of your home, and even protect it from moisture intrusion and help save on energy bills.
Work With Licensed Contractors
If you are considering restoring your window screens to make your home more energy-efficient, or you want to boost the look of your home, make sure you work with licensed professionals.
Hiring a licensed professional is crucial to ensure the restoration is done properly as per your needs and requirements. A contractor who is not licensed or experienced may leave your window screens vulnerable to more damage. Moreover, improper window screen installation can reduce the value of your home, and you may not know until you find yourself having a hard time trying to sell it later on down the road.
If you are experiencing issues with your window screens, contact Horizon Roofing and Construction for replacement. We can help you choose the best styles and most energy-efficient window screens for your home. Reach out to us for more window screen restoration tips and services today.