When Windows Go Wrong


When it comes to viewing properties, most of us see large windows as a good thing. It’s never pleasant living in a dark house, and a room with a view is always a goal to aim for. In fact, a stunning feature window could be enough to convince many people to part with their precious cash. Even just larger than average windows in the bedrooms could see you falling for that house.

The trouble is, windows like these often come with as much trouble as they do joy. There’s no denying that they can help towards creating the home that you want. If you go wild for views, for example, these are sure to tick your boxes. But, it doesn’t often take long for the (sometimes literal) cracks to show.

If you’re about to move into a property with windows like these, then, there are a few things you might want to do. If you don’t take care of the following, you can bet those winning windows will soon start to drive you wild.

Get Double Glazing

Often, large windows already have double glazing, but this isn’t a given. And, if you do fall foul to single pane glass, you’re sure to fall out of love with this feature fast. Large windows can become a huge source of lost heat if you don’t take care of this.

You could more than double your heat bill if you don’t take care of this. Admittedly, facing the cost of double glazing isn’t ideal straight after you move into a house. But, you can bet this measure will soon pay for itself in the amount you save on bills and hassle.

Find Custom Ways To Dress Your Windows

You may also find that dressing large windows becomes a headache. Standard curtain sizes don’t stand a chance of fitting. And, there’s no way you can keep loving your windows if your dressings don’t fit the way they should. Rather than looking like sleek additions, these would look like messes.

To stop that from happening, it’s crucial that you find custom ways to dress larger windows. You may want to order custom curtains, but this can end up being expensive. Plus, curtains that size don’t always look neat. Instead, then, you might want to consider something like shades which comprise of panels. These will look much sleeker, as well as saving you the hassle of fitting large curtains.

Get Into A Regular Cleaning Routine

Don’t forget, either, that large windows have more potential to get messy. You can bet you’ll see every last speck when you sit down to admire them every morning. What’s more, cleaning these isn’t going to be as simple as getting a bowl of soapy water.

You’ll need proper window cleaning equipment. You may even find that this is one of those home maintenance jobs which you can’t manage yourself. Either way, you need to make sure you clean these often to avoid them leaving a mark on your lovely view.


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Ben is a follower of Christ, a rabid computer geek, small business owner, and breaker of things. He is married way above his station in life and has three wonderful children who have made driving him insane their mission in life.

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