How To Install Floor-To-Ceiling Windows
Natural light is often celebrated as one of the key elements of interior design, and floor-to-ceiling windows are a great way to open your home to as much natural light as possible. The perfect way to bring the outdoors in and enjoy your beautiful landscaping without the wind or bugs, these windows will add great architectural and design elements to any space.
Floor-to-ceiling windows also add curb appeal to your home, upping its resale value. Even if you do not plan on selling your home in the future, it’s your biggest source of equity. The more renovations and additions you put into your home, the more you get out of it.
Benefits of Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
There are many benefits to adding windows to your home. Most people find natural light more relaxing and soothing than artificial light, and a beautiful view of your surroundings is a great way to unwind at the end of a long day. By blurring the line between indoors and out while remaining cozy in the comfort of your own home, floor-to-ceiling windows give your family the ability to enjoy the beauty of your garden in the summer, or to cozy up on the couch and watch the snow fall.
Besides letting in light, floor-to-ceiling windows can also cut down on your heating costs in the winter because they invite the sun into the space. When the sun penetrates any room, it naturally warms it up leading you to spend less on heating. We all know how brutal Canadian winters can be and how much it can cost to heat your home. With floor-to-ceiling windows, you can reduce those costs significantly.
Adding windows to your home may seem like a relatively simple procedure, but floor-to-ceiling windows come with unique challenges that are best handled by an experienced professional.
We do not recommend you attempt to do an installation of this nature by yourself. You could become seriously injured and damage your home in the process. Your best bet in a situation like this is to call the team at Landmark Home Solutions, as there are several important steps we take take in order to ensure that your new windows don’t affect the structural stability of your home, or leave you suffering from increased heating or cooling costs. Incorrectly installed floor-to-ceiling windows will cost you more in the long run so it’s best to avoid any attempts at a DIY situation.
Choosing the right location
First, you will need to work with your home renovation specialist in order to choose the location of your windows. Because floor-to-ceiling windows are so large and often require the removal of structural supports within the walls, it’s important to choose the right location to minimize the amount of structural changes that will need to be made. Many homeowners choose to have their floor-to-ceiling windows installed in their living room, dining rooms or bedroom since, these rooms get more use than most.
Don’t forget about the inside of the walls
What is found within the walls plays an important role in the installation of floor-to-ceiling windows. Plumbing and electrical components within the walls will also need to be located and, if necessary, moved.
Once the hole for the window is cut, the studs will be modified to ensure structural stability, followed by the frame of the window being installed and attached to the remaining studs. The window is then set into the opening and installed into the frame before the interior and exterior walls can be patched and sealed.
If plumbing and electrical components within the walls need to be relocated, the cost of your renovation may increase since you will now have to employ a plumber and electrician. However, this should not deter you from getting the floor-to-ceiling windows of your dreams. These windows are a great investment for your property and are worth every penny.
Considerations before Installation
Adding floor-to-ceiling windows can be a significant renovation to your home, so it’s important to choose the best view possible. In order to maintain privacy, many homeowners opt for views that overlook their own property, or choose to place these windows on floors above the ground level. Don’t forget to think about what direction the window is facing and how this will affect the amount, and timing, of natural light through that window.
You may wish to invest in good curtains depending on what room they’re in, and what time of day they will receive the most sunlight.
A great value add for any home
This is an addition that will add both curb appeal and resale value to any home. You don’t have to live in a giant mansion to be able to enjoy the benefits of floor-to-ceiling windows. They are ideal for any size home and help you make an investment towards your property’s future. Any time you can add value to your home through renovations, especially in the window department, ends up paying for itself in the long run.
If you’re interested in what your home could look like with this kind of change, contact to Landmark Home Solutions. We’ll install floor-to-ceiling windows in your home that are as durable as they are beautiful.