Spring is on its way at last. Now that winter is ending, you might be looking for some new and unusual ways to improve your home’s aesthetic. If you think you might need window boxes, then here is some more information about them for you to consider. Let’s explore your options.
The Advantages of Window Boxes
Because they are customizable, you can make any window boxes unique to you. They don’t have to match or even resemble the ones your neighbors might use. Also, you can plant many different flowers in these window boxes to add even more brightness and character to your home this spring. By using these elements, you can also make your replacement windows more dramatic and eye-catching.
Which Windows Can Hold Them?
So now that you’re sold on the idea of window boxes, you may be curious about which windows are compatible with them. Whether you’d like to have – double-hung windows, slider windows, or picture windows – you can add boxes to all of them. The main thing to remember, however, is the size factor. Smaller windows can only hold smaller boxes, and the same is true for bigger windows. Your new window box shouldn’t overshadow your beautiful replacement windows, either. In fact, we recommend that the overall height of your window box is only about a quarter of the height of your replacement window.
What Are Some Types?
You’ll find several common types of window boxes. However, you might be most inclined to invest in the following:
- Metal: The metal in these window boxes is ornamental and highly decorative. Although you know they’ll last, take care of them. They might get dented by errant baseballs or rusted out by relentless rainstorms.
- Fiberglass: Fiberglass doesn’t decay, and you can paint it to blend in with the rest of your home’s exterior. However, you might find that fiberglass is too pricey.
- Wood: Although these window boxes are easy to customize, you’ll have to watch out for damage due to water or insects.
- Plastic: Plastic window boxes might just be the most attractive. After all, they weigh next to nothing and are affordable to boot. But the downside of these potential boxes is that they might wear out faster than their counterparts.
What About Plants?
As we mentioned above, it’s possible to use many different flowers with your replacement windows and window boxes. Annual flowers like marigolds and pansies work. Or you could choose perennials, like daffodils, lilies, or carnations. You could even decide to have some plants, such as periwinkle or sweet potato vine.
Replacement Windows from Capital Remodeling
Capital Remodeling is ready to transform and secure your home this spring with affordable and durable replacement window boxes that are the best you’ll find. With our quality replacement window options and remodeling services, affordable prices, and flawless customer service, you will love the end-result. If you’re ready for a free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-844-320-9847. If you’d like to see our previous projects, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.