What Are the Correct Windows For My Home?
Having windows replaced or new windows installed in your home? You may find yourself overwhelmed with choices and wondering what’s the right option for your home. There is no one-window-fits-all, and there are a variety of styles, materials, and features to choose from. Let’s make the choice a little easier by breaking it down in this helpful guide.
You can find windows in a wide range of styles.
Double Hung Windows are the most popular style, with two fully operable window sashes that can be opened and closed for easy ventilation.
Slider and Awning windows are a favorite for homeowners looking to replace windows in the kitchen. They’re preferred over double hung because they don’t require much reaching, and can be opened and closed effortlessly.
Casement Windows and Picture windows are versatile in that they look beautiful in bedrooms, family rooms, and living rooms alike.
Bay Windows and Bow Windows are great for opening up the space in smaller rooms. They’re commonly seen in dining rooms, living rooms, and other small areas that you want to make appear larger and less closed in.
Finishing Touches on Windows
Beyond just determining the shape and size of your window, your finishing touches should suit your home.
You can choose window frame colors that come in white, beige, sandstone, or bronze, as well as a wide variety of woods for wood-vinyl windows.
You can have decorative glass installed for a more elegant look or frosted glass to boost your privacy (perfect for bathroom windows). You can also have window screens installed to help prevent pests from getting in.
Number of Panes
These days when it comes to energy efficiency and home comfort, the question is how many panes your windows will feature.
Double and triple pane windows include multiple panes of glass within the same window frame, separated by non-toxic, odorless gases that help to slow the flow of air and further insulate the home.
Double-pane windows are better than single-pane, but the most energy efficient, comfortable option is triple pane windows. It’s for this reason that we recommend triple pane windows to any home, regardless of the other features.