There are so many reasons to replace your old and outdated windows with ENERGY STAR® windows. Aside from the money you’ll save on your utility bills, they can also give any exterior a fresh new look. During a window replacement project, most contractors will haul away the old windows for disposal. Manufacturers will often use these old windows as materials to build new ones. But did you know you can do some recycling of your own, too?
Before you give your installers the go signal to take away the old windows, you might want to think about how they can find new purpose in your home as well. L
By removing the glass off of the old sashes, you can reassemble and repaint old windows into a ready-made trellis or arbor for your vines. This might take a little bit of DIY skills on your end as well as a few materials, but the results can be fascinating. Afterward, you can enjoy looking at your garden through your brand-new energy-efficient windows.
The small inner frames formed by the muntins and mullions can make for interesting frames for a collage of portraits and pictures. If the glazing is still intact, you can even use it to further protect your mounted photographs. Display the frame in the main hallway or as a central piece in a rustic country-style family room.
If your windows installer has not removed the hinges off your old windows, then they could easily be reused as new cabinet faces. Building the cabinets themselves will require additional materials as well as some handyman skills, but with a little creativity, you can easily transform them into a unique fixture.
Our professionals at Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri can help you with all your door and window replacement needs. Give us a call at (417) 351-2801, or fill out our contact form to schedule your free in-home consultation today.