Massachusetts is porch country. We love being able to relax in the comfortable privacy of our porches while taking in the beauty of our dramatic weather, from spring’s exuberant breezes through summer’s sunshine and fall’s riot of color as all the leaves do their thing. Every now and then, a porch will need an upgrade. If you’re in the process of renovating or remodeling your porch, here’s what you’ll want to know about choosing replacement windows you’ll truly be happy with:
Don’t Put Your Old Windows Back in a New Porch It can be tempting to put your old windows back in your new porch, but that’s not generally a good idea. Porch windows bear the brunt of Massachusetts’ extreme weather, and often are leakier and less energy efficient than the windows in the rest of the house. You want your new porch to be both comfortable and attractive. It’s worth the money to invest in replacement three-season porch windows.
Choose the Low Maintenance Option A porch is no fun if you have to devote your valuable leisure time to keeping it looking great. Scraping and painting window frames is actually not a whole lot of fun. Skip the hassle by choosing high quality vinyl replacement windows. The exterior finish is available in a variety of colors to match your decor needs, and best of all, you never, ever have to paint them. The color stays strong and true for decades. All you need to do is give your window frames a periodic wash with your hose or pressure washer to keep everything looking great.