One of the best things about staying at the cottage are the scenic views. Whether it be a lake view or dense forest landscape, maximizing these views is crucial to helping bring the outside scenery into your cottage and bring in natural light to the space.
If the windows in your cottage are worn and dated, you may not be getting the best view experience possible not to mention the heat loss. There are many benefits to upgrading your cottage’s windows to newer and more efficient models, and it can be a great way to improve the value of our cottage, especially when you work with experienced Muskoka realtors to sell your home.
Here are some of the reasons you should upgrade your cottage’s windows.
Good for your Comfort
Living in cottage country can come with harsher weather conditions, particularly during the winter months. Modern windows have been designed to keep the weather conditions out and maintain the comfort inside your cottage. By installing your new windows, you’re also upgrading the surrounding insulation, reducing the chance for drafts and leaks.
Keeping the Peace
Many modern studies have shown that noise pollution can be harmful to our mental and physical health. It’s one of the many reasons homeowners from the city often flock to cottage country when they need a vacation. The cottage life is all about enjoying peace and quiet and upgrading your windows can help to ensure this.
Windows made today are often built to help combat noise; whether it’s through insulated frames or triple-paned glass, your windows can help reduce environmental sounds such as mowers, barking pets, boat motors, and other sounds that can occur during cottage country’s busy season.
When you’re at the cottage, a combination of low maintenance living, and ultimate relaxation is always the goal. Many modern windows come with convenient features such as blinds built-in between the glass, reducing the need for them to be dusted. This also reduces the allergens that come with dust from settling on the blinds, which helps to improve the air quality in your home.
It’s Great for Your Wallet
It can get expensive to keep your cottage comfortable, especially during the heat of summer and the cold of winter. Upgrading your windows means better insulations, UV protection and hopefully less of a need to adjust the thermostat on particularly harsh days, saving you on your upcoming energy bill.
Furthermore, upgrading to modern windows can help increase the value of your home is are one of the best renovations you can do on your cottage, with new vinyl windows returning a homeowner roughly 73% of their cost during resale.
It’s a good thing to keep in mind if you’re adding additional windows to your cottage where there previously was none; a building permit may be required. Be sure to check with your local municipal offices to learn about what permits, if any, are required before adding more windows to your space!