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Rebates: There are no federal rebate programs right now for energy-efficient windows, but check with your city, state or utility company. Best time to do this project: Typically, rebates run until the funding is gone, so it might make sense to coordinate your project around the beginning of the fiscal year if rebates are offered in your area. Otherwise, whenever the weather isn’t extreme is the best time for this project.First steps: If you’re just replacing windows, measure the sizes you need, figure out the quantity and contact a professional. Check the Energy Star climate zone database for what U-factor and SHGC numbers to look for. If you’re doing a remodel, look at photos of different window systems and framing details and read ideabooks about windows to get an idea of what you want. When you’re ready, find a window and door professional.More: Have you changed your windows and doors recently? Please tell us about your project in the Comments!
4. Drywall ReturnsIf the goal is to call attention to the opening itself or the window frame, choosing a drywall return is a no-hassle way to trim your window. This can save on finish carpentry and preserves the planar wall aesthetic without the need for reveal trims. This process is used often in commercial construction; it entails wrapping or returning the Sheetrock at the window perimeter back to the window frame. This takes the traditional place of the wood extension jamb and provides a clean, no-frills look.
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Drywall Returns If the goal is to call attention to the opening itself or the window frame, choosing a drywall return is a no-hassle way to trim your window. This can save on finish carpentry and preserves the planar wall aesthetic without the need for reveal trims.