How to Select Windows for Your Home
The right window style can enhance the aesthetic appeal of any home. No matter what architectural style your home has, a quality window style and installation will add both beauty and value to the property. Unfortunately, for many homeowners, it can be difficult to decide which it’s style is most suitable for a particular property.
Before choosing a window style, it’s important to take into account the most important functions a quality window performs. Windows are designed to protect the residence from the elements while keeping rooms cool in the summer and warm in the winter. More importantly than that, they are designed to let in natural light, illuminating the home, and allowing families to enjoy a view of the outside world. The right installation should be void of gaps and drafts, and should both enhance the look and feel of the home.
When it comes to window style choices, there are typically six variations. The Oriel is a polygon shaped window that is most often seen in the upper stories of a home. This type of window does not extend to the floor when viewed from the inside of the room. It is seen in Gothic Revival architecture and has recently begun to gain mass popularity in contemporary design. Oriel style windows allow for excellent ventilation and can be enhanced with gorgeous details like stone corbels and metal accents.
The Bay window style is a classic choice for breakfast nooks and eat-in kitchens. They are designed to be swung outside. They allow for maximum light entry into the space and offer a panoramic view of the outside world. Bay windows require some special design planning. Choosing the windows themselves is a snap compared to choosing from the many d?Ã¯Â¿Â½cor options for curtains, blinds, and other coverings to enhance the ever popular bay window.
Casement windows are designed to open like a door, or doors, that swing either into or out of a room. They are very commonly seen in residential homes and open with a standard hand crank.
Paired windows are twin windows that are positioned side by side with a mullion support in between. A mullion is simply a vertical frame that acts as a separation between two panes of glass. This design is perfect for large rooms because the apertures are designed to be larger than average.
A professional installation expert is equipped to answer any and all homeowner questions when it comes to choosing the perfect design for any home. No matter what architectural design style your home may be, a proper and professional window installation will both enhance and add value to your property.