Windows are one of the first things people notice about your property. Especially those windows that are featured in the front of your home get special attention and regard from onlookers.
When you want to sell a home, windows become an integral feature. Potential buyers focus on window style, shape, and integrity. According to realtors, buyers who are put off by a home’s windows will simply find another property to consider.
For these and many other reasons, it’s important to not take lightly window choice and placement. Keep these factors in mind as you look to upgrade or replace your windows:
Frame Style and Dividers
There are many types of frames and window decorations to choose from. For instance, single and double-hung windows feature two sashes — one above the other. Unlike casement windows, they don’t require much exterior space. The dual-opening availability (top can be open while the bottom is closed) safeguards against pets and small children falling out of open windows.
Casement windows operate much like a door — swinging outward from one side. This option allows the breeze to be directed to various areas of the room. In addition, they typically offer better views, since there’s no middle sash frame to obstruct vision.
Slider or glider windows resemble single/double-hung windows set on their side. This allows one section of the window to be open, while the other is closed.
Fixed windows are non-operable hardware designed primarily for decorative and aesthetic purposes. Though they do allow light and warmth in, they are impossible to open.
A new trend in window selection and design is to choose mixed styles, depending on where in the house the windows are featured. For instance, you may choose an arched window at the front of the home and a bay window for a family room that faces the backyard.
Since personal preference is subjective, it’s wise to speak with a qualified window installation expert to discover all the options available to you. That mentioned, if you plan to sell your home soon, you may wish to select more traditional options that will appeal to a wider audience.
Customizable to Your Specifications
Aside from personal preference and visual design, there are many other factors to consider when choosing new windows. This includes cost, utility, environment, household dynamics, and more.
As you make decisions, also keep in mind that custom options are available. With more than six decades of experience in windows and aluminum construction and installation, our friendly and qualified staff members can work with you to select the best choices for your wants and needs.
Nationally-recognized for outstanding customer service and professionalism, our goals are the same as yours: to find the best solutions to make your property stand out. With options to fit every budget, we have styles and materials to match your requirements.
Contact us today to learn more about your options in window installation and more.