Your windows are one of the best ways to bring the outdoors in and help you connect with the exterior of your home for security. If you are considering a renovation of your current windows or are contemplating the design for your next home – Please keep in mind these 10 useful tips for choosing just the right exterior window style for your home.
1.Choose windows that reflect your home's architectural style
Your home has an architectural design that makes it unique and choosing windows that match aesthetically is the first step. Your modern, traditional or contemporary home may have features that include floor to ceiling glass windows and doors, Tudor with classic diamond-shaped mullions.
2.What purpose do you want your windows to serve?
Take into consideration which rooms and which windows you want to serve as a view and if it is essential to bring light into a dark space.
3.Colorful window frames and mullions
Whether you have wood or metal frames, look to window manufacturers that offer factory colors already infused into the frame material. Westeck Windows and Doors offers a variety of colors for your windows. Colorful frames and mullions can enhance your exterior home’s appearance.
4.Choosing the best colors for your window frames to match the exterior of your house
Choose a trim color for your home, and consider using the same color on your window frames. Consult with a Sales Representative at Westeck Windows for a color palette that are pre-chosen to save you time choosing.
5.Consider ventilation when choosing windows
Decide which type of window will give you the maximum ventilation needed. Generally most homes have a combination of operable and fixed window types.
6.Choosing windows that accentuate and compliment to your interiors
While the exterior aesthetic of your windows are important, remember how the window functions and compliments the inside of your home. For the bathroom, use windows that will let in light, but not provide direct viewing angles. For outside views decide if you'd rather go with a large picture windows that let in maximum light and view or if the function of the room warrants different sized and shaped windows
7.Does the rising sun shine right in your bedroom?
Consider how your home sits in relation to the sun rising and setting. Depending on where you live, the sun can shine too much late day sun when watching TV or right in your eyes in the early morning.
8.Different operable windows
Consider the unique European design of Tilt and Turn series provides the diversity of dual action handles that allow windows to be fully open or restricted to a ‘tilt’ position for optimal safety and ventilation. Or maybe consider Combo Vinyl Wood window where the interior wood of the window is behind the nailing flange, no moisture can penetrate the wood, causing it to peel, rot or the inevitable, having to replace the entire window. Consult with a Westeck Windows and Doors Sales Representative to learn about all our different operable windows!
9.Use your windows as a focal point
If you have gorgeous landscape views or the architecture of your home is unique, use window styles, shapes, colors, and details to accentuate the interior.
10.Be sure to include your windows in your next renovation project
You first instincts for remodeling may be your kitchen, bathroom or rec room, include replacing the windows. Westeck Windows and Doors' manufacturing practices include increased push for energy efficient door and window systems to help save on your energy costs.
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