Choosing the overall design and general décor of your living space can really help your house feel like ‘home’. Window placement and styles add tremendously to this concept. You can go for traditional and cozy with defined living areas and wood windows or contemporary open space with vinyl windows. You can have a bay window that gives the perfect seating area and wide views of the gorgeous land or a picture window to provide an uninterrupted view.
Windows not only contribute to the beauty of the aesthetics of your home but the environmental functionality of it as well. Having certain window types allows you to have a home that is more energy-efficient to save on total energy costs and also keep your home cool when you want it cool – and warm when you want it warm.
New Placements vs. Replacement Windows
Most commonly in your home, you may be looking at getting replacement windows. Replacement windows are windows that would be new but would be the same shape and size to fit the existing place that the windows are already located in the home. This process doesn’t require new holes and framing that would need to be made in the home.
New window placements mean starting out fresh on a blank wall with windows. Essentially, an opening and framing would be made where there otherwise was not an existing window before. Often times when laying out home renovations, people overlook the possibility of adding new window placements. It is a more involved process, but it can really make a drab room come to life.
Types of Windows
A bay window is a window that extends from the exterior wall and on the inside of the house creates a seat. Bay windows create a homey and idyllic atmosphere. It allows one to sit where up next to the window and enjoy the view from outside.
Picture windows are large windows that usually function as a ‘center piece’ of a particular room or wall. They let in a ton of light and make a bold statement about the room.
Vinyl windows combine a vinyl frame and insulated glass to make a window that will last a lifetime (unless some incident befalls it and it needs repair). These windows are far more low maintenance than wood windows and don’t have as much heat transfer as aluminum windows which will in the long run help with your energy bill and efficiency.
Insulated Glass Units
Insulated glass windows do exactly what it sounds like- they insulate! The windows not only insulate from heat or cold but sounds as well. This is accomplished with these units by having two windows that are slightly separated with an air pocket in between.
Casement Windows can add a charming touch to your home. Unlike the most common windows these days that slide to reveal a screen behind them, casement windows swing open and closed and generally do not have screens behind them in order to have a pristine unobscured view.
It’s always good to go to the experts when you need any help deciding on the perfect windows to make your house into a home. To see the options that we can help you within your home give us a call or contact us online!