Windows are the eyes of the house – through them you see the world outside and the outside world gets to see a small piece of you. Most of us don’t think about windows when deciding to remodel our homes, but new windows can act as a facelift for your house, creating a new look and feel while adding beauty to your home. In addition to improving the look of your home, new windows are also practical. They retain heated and cooled air much more efficiently than older windows, saving you money on energy bills for decades to come.
Your home is vulnerable to expensive energy loss if your current windows have any these problems:
- Leaks or gaps in the frame
- Condensation on the window sill
- Foggy panes of glass
- Warped or rotten wooden frames
- Glass lights without glazing or insulation
- Windows that were not customized for your home
- Does the style of the window match your home?
- Does the window match the character of the room?
- Do the windows fit in your budget?
- Are the windows energy efficiency?
Types of Windows Double hung windows are perfect for any room in your home. If you’re looking for a unique style, double hung windows may be the option for you. The unique style allows for easy access to open either the top or bottom panels, which is great for cleaning purposes.
Picture windows are great when you have an amazing view to show off! This style allows for unobstructed views of the outdoors. They’re perfect for creating a “wall of windows” illustrated in the photo below. Picture windows also let in plenty of natural light, creating a more welcoming feeling in your home.
Bay windows are perfect for creating an open and peaceful feel indoors. Many people place bay windows in an area where they can see into the backyard – allowing for easy supervision of the children playing outside. The sides of the window can be opened for better air circulation, and if the occasion occurs, to yell at the dog to stop digging in the flower bed. Although bay windows are primarily seen in kitchens, they can also add unique character and extra light to living rooms and master bedrooms.To see even more window styles to choose from, take a look at Statewide Remodeling's Replacement Windows page.