Replacing your windows is a big decision. Most people replace their window fixtures, but don't do anything about the doors. The problem with this is that their window and door fixtures no longer match and their homestyle looks less cohesive. Of course, redoing all of your windows and doors at once is going to be a very expensive project. But, this article explains how to keep the cost down by choosing the right products and finding windows and doors made by the same manufacturer to make sure your style is cohesive.
Buying Windows and Doors Together
Many window manufacturers are also door manufacturers, and vice versa. However, you might find a window product from a company that doesn't make door fixtures. If this happens, it is up to you to find matching door fixtures. This is usually very simple, unless you are have chosen a very rare or extreme style. Most residential windows and doors have subdued, neutral, and flat styles, so they can look good together, even if they aren't 100% the same.
Your other option is to have custom doors and windows installed. For instance, if you find a door product that you really like, but can't find an appropriate window style to match, you can probably find a custom manufacturer to make the right product. The cost of this is going to be far more greater, but is a great choice for custom homes, and customers with larger budgets.
When it comes to interior doors, most are made out of wood. However, wood is no longer the most common or practical choice for window frames. That being said, almost every window and door product will have the look of wood. That is, if you find vinyl windows, they will probably have the texture of lumber. That is, they have wood grains, coloring, and 3-D prints to replicate the look of real wood. These obviously don't look exactly like natural wood, but they do the trick. If you have real wooden doors with windows that have a faux wood print, they will definitely look similar enough to create a cohesive style.
In the end, even though it might be a big investment, it is always a good idea to redo your windows and doors at the same time. You are usually get a better deal on the installation if you have the work done at once. You can also find full-home packages that offer competitive pricing.Contact a company, like Ikonick Pipeworks, for more help.