What You Need To Know About Window Sills?

When it comes to having the exterior of your home remodeled, a lot of homeowners ignore or forget about the window sills.  But it is important to understand that window sills not only have cosmetic purpose, but it also has a functional purpose as well.  When it comes to the functionality of the window sills, they should be positioned where they angle away from your windows, as this will allow things like snow, sleet or rain to drain downward and away from your home.  This will prevent the pooling of water and other damp, mold related situations that could occur around the window, which will definitely reduce the curb appeal of your home.  In the long run, if these problems are not taking care of, then it can end up costing you hundreds if not thousands of dollars in the future.

When it comes to the cosmetic purpose of your window sills, they can enhance the look of any home and as a result it can also increase the re-sale value.  You can’t miss these external features as they are very prominent.  And because of its functionality, which by design they stick out from your house, any potential buyer’s eyes will be drawn to them.  And since they stick out from your house then they also create a shadow effect that makes them ever more eye catching.  The main purpose of window sills is for them to keep water from settling by your windows, but because they can also enhance the look of your home, many local home improvement stores will allow you to order them and you can easily install them yourself to give your property a face lift.

Window sills are made of modified cement, fiberglass mesh and Styrofoam, which complement each other and are resistant to mold growth that could normally occur when there is a lot of rain.  So even though a lot of them look like beautiful stone, they surprisingly only weigh a few pounds.  And this is particularly important when it comes to installation and maneuvering them into position will be quite easy.  Styrofoam window sills are impact resistant, termite resistant so they won’t rot or warp, so that you can have the peace of mind knowing that, even after installation, you will not have to do much if any maintenance at all to keep them looking new and they will last for years without needing repair or replacement.

In most cases, once the sill is coated and sealed, they can look like new for as much as 20 years and in some cases longer, especially if you get the high quality products.  If you like doing home improvement projects yourself, you will find that window sill replacements are a rather simple project.  And since most windows sill replacement has come set up for easy installation, you can change the look and feel of your home easily and quickly and without having to spend a bundle.  If you are not going to hire a local window contractor to install them for you, here is what you will need:

  • Adhesive
  • Nails
  • Caulking

When you order your sills, you will have the choice of getting mitered ends that are pre-finished.  You will also want to make sure that if you order any Styrofoam or cement coated sills that they are in compliance with the EIFS Council.  And just so you know that these are durable products you will start to notice that your purchase will be covered by a multi-year warranty.  To learn more about impact window products, visit this webpage.

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