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Tips for Choosing Windows for Farm Homes

Farmhouses became popular during the 1950s and 1960s. As these homes age, they require new windows to ensure the living areas remain comfortable and protected.

In this post, your leading provider of specialty windows, Renewal by Andersen® of Spokane, discusses how to choose windows for farm homes.

Things to Remember

Farm homes typically feature long horizontal lines and have lots of natural light. Long, overhanging eaves are common, so windows have to be large enough to distribute natural light evenly. Choose window replacement units with a big glass area to get as much natural light as possible. Keep in mind that wood windows are considered outdated for modern farm homes.

Best Window Types for Farm Homes

Double-Hung Windows – This window style works well in most home styles. Renewal by Andersen offers it in two check-rail options for added flexibility. Both sashes can be opened for increased ventilation. You can tilt them for safe, effortless cleaning from inside your home. These windows are perfect for areas of the home that are opposite walkways, porches or patios.

Casement Windows – Casement windows provide you with a wide view of the outdoors. They have a large glass area and can be cranked open for ventilation. You can easily clean them as they can be hinged from the right or left and opened wide.

Picture Windows – Enjoy the beauty of your outdoor space with an uninterrupted view from picture windows. These windows give homes an elegant look and are highly energy-efficient. They are a great choice for allowing natural light into your farmhouse. For increased ventilation, they can be paired with a casement window on each side.

Choose Renewal by Andersen of Spokane for high-quality installation windows. You can also rely on us for energy-efficient replacement doors. Call us at (509) 202-4090 or complete our online form for a free consultation. We work with homeowners in Spokane.


"Two windows were replaced in my home on Oct 25th by Shawn & Josh. Not only did they do an exceptional installation job, but they had to fix the botched job of the original installer. The finished product is awesome. Thank you Shawn & Josh for your expertise, your professionalism, and your courteous demeanor."

Ruth Hurst

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