An important aspect of your home’s aesthetic is the windows. Your windows are what connects and balances everything inside your home, from your furniture to your appliances and this is something to keep in mind for your next window replacement. One of the most difficult aspects of a window replacement is choosing the right style for your home based on your needs.
Below we outline how to pick the right window style for your home:
Match Your Home’s Architectural Style
Your home’s architectural style is what differentiates it from others, and certain window styles match up better with different architectural styles. For instance, some homes may have a modern aesthetic and having large picture windows or casement windows will match the styling and other homes may have a more classic feel, so a double hung window may be more appropriate. There are various styles of windows that can accommodate different home designs, ask your window contractor to help you choose the right one for your home.
Choosing the Right Colour
Years ago, when most windows had wooden frames, the homeowner was able to change the colour of their windows as often as they would have liked by simply painting the frames. But, as wooden windows gave way to aluminium and then vinyl windows, the prevailing frame colour was white. Today we see more homeowners opting to go with a coloured window frame to better match their home’s aesthetic or to create an aesthetic pop and increase curb appeal. There are plenty of colour options available for your next window replacement, so take you time and compare your different options.
The Ventilation Needed for Your Home
Finding the right window colour and aesthetic for your home is important, but what is equally if not more important is the window’s functionality. This includes the amount of ventilation a window can provide your home. A main function of many window styles is to allow fresh air to move freely around your home and to allow air to flow in and out. There are many types of windows that not only look aesthetically pleasing, but can also provide plenty of air flow. Some of these window styles include double-hung windows, casement windows and sliders.
Different Kinds of Operable Windows
Windows can either move up and down, side to side, open outward or not be operational at all. Not only does the way a window operates affect the aesthetic of your home it can affect how you use your windows as well. For instance, a casement window that opens outward into bushes or a tree, is more likely not to be used as the outsider factors inhibit the operation of the window. There is always more than one style of window that can replace your existing window, so don’t just think that because you had a certain style of window previously, it needs to be replaced with the same style going forward. Review your options and choose the one that is most suitable for your usage needs.
Choosing the right replacement window for you home should be a fun experience. Replacement windows give you the opportunity to change the look and functionality of your home. So, take your time, speak with a professional window replacement contractor and review all of your options before making your final decision.