Purchasing and installing new windows isn't a casual proposition. Whether you're changing and relocating windows as a part of a major remodel or choosing new units for an addition, you're going to spend significant money. But there's no better way to make a dramatic change in rooms that are dark or hot or give you that closed-in feeling. And the effect on the exterior of your home will be just as pronounced.
You'll find a dizzying range of styles and materials to choose from, including wood-framed double-hungs, vinyl sliders and clad casements that can be installed in virtually limitless sizes and combinations. Here, we'll give you guidelines on choosing windows that deliver the improvements you want and feature window styles that enhance your home, rather than clash with it.