Decorating Your Home

Window Features To Consider When Ordering Replacements

After replacing the windows in your home, you don't want to have to do it again anytime in the near future. Replacement windows should last many, many years, before they give you any reason to invest in another round of replacements. Before you choose the windows to replace your old windows, make sure that you're getting exactly what you want – what will make you happy for the next 15 or 20 years? Here, you'll find a few window features that you may want to consider for your home.

UV Protection                                   

The UV rays from the sun can be quite damaging to the interior of your home. Some windows are designed with a very high UV protection rating. This means you can keep the blinds open and allow the natural light to fill the room without the upholstery, flooring, or décor fading and becoming discolored.


Home windows can be tinted just like automotive windows, but you don't have to black the windows out entirely, like many people choose to do with their cars. Tinting home windows will help to keep your home a little cooler during those sunny, hot summer days. Tinting just a few shades darker than clear will go a long way, so you won't have to darken the room to enjoy the lower temperatures.

Built-In Blinds

Have you ever seen the windows that have blinds built into them? The blinds are between panels of glass, so they are never exposed to dust or dirt. This is a great solution for anyone that suffers from dust allergies or asthma. Since there's no material to capture the dust, there will be less dust to worry about when it comes to window treatments.

Retractable Screens

How nice would it be to never have to find somewhere to store the window screens for the winter? Well, with retractable screens, you won't have to worry about it. These screens are hidden within the window – when you open the window, you pull the screen closed. It's a brilliant way to finish a home in which fresh air is enjoyed often. You get the benefits of the screens without having to deal with storage and cleaning.

Talk with your local window expert to find out about other features that you could benefit from and enjoy. He or she will guide you and assist in choosing the windows that will serve your needs and desires best. In this way, you can check it out for yourself!