Every home has its own unique set of requirements, which is why there is never a singular window style for all households. To maintain visual harmony and indoor comfort, among other benefits, you must choose windows that work well with your home’s style. As one of the leading window contractors in Spokane, WA, we offer four tips on choosing the best window style for your home:
- Consider your home’s architectural style – Certain window styles look great with specific architectural styles. Queen Anne-style homes wouldn’t look right without bay windows, while Georgian architecture is identified by its double-hung windows with distinctive 12-over-12 grilles. Take the time to know your home’s architectural style, because choosing any other window might not look right.
- Maximize daylighting – Daylighting is the practice of allowing maximum indoor natural light by positioning windows relative to the sun’s position. Daylighting has several benefits, including regulating sleep patterns and reducing reliance on artificial lighting. Windows with large glass areas allow better daylighting. Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass options reduce indoor heat buildup by filtering infrared rays from sunlight.
- Control your privacy – While indoor privacy is typically accomplished through window treatments such as blinds or curtains, consider window replacement in Spokane, WA with obscured glass, like the glass options we offer. Alternatively, you can install specific window styles, like transoms for a bathroom that provide lighting and ventilation without sacrificing privacy.
- Indoor ventilation – Some window styles are better at ventilation than others. On one hand, picture windows provide great views, but these are not ideal for ventilation as they are static windows. On the other hand, double-hung windows can be opened for passive ventilation inlets and outlets. If a certain room needs to be aerated often, consider the latter.
To know more about our wide selection of window styles and patio door replacement in Spokane, WA, call Renewal by Andersen® of Spokane at 509-410-4288 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free in-home consultation.