Two of the biggest benefits of new installation windows are improved energy efficiency and a boost in curb appeal. The key to maximizing these benefits is choosing the right window style. Read on as we discuss the four best window styles for energy efficiency and curb appeal.
Casement Windows: The casement window is the most energy-efficient operable window style. Whereas other styles have sashes that open and close on tracks, casement windows have hinged sashes that press against the frame when closed, creating an airtight seal. Casement windows work with almost any architectural style, with the right choice of frame color and grilles. Choosing a replacement window company that offers custom windows is important, since off-the-rack replacement windows do not offer the same variety of options.
Double-Hung Windows: Double-hung windows remain the most popular window replacement option, thanks to their simplicity and versatility. As with our casement windows, our double-hung windows can be customized in a variety of ways to suit any architectural style. Double-hung window sashes slide on vertical tracks, and it’s important for the frame material to allow minimal contraction and expansion due to external temperature changes. Fortunately, Renewal by Andersen replacement window frames are built with Fibrex®, which not only ensures smooth operation thanks to the material’s structural rigidity, but also reduces the risks of warping, fading and cracking over time.
Bay and Bow Windows: Bay windows — and their rounded cousin, bow windows — are the only window styles that add extra square footage to your home. When installed on curb-facing walls, bay windows add visual volume, making your home feel more spacious. The increased number of glass panels allow more natural light in, and thanks to our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, you won’t have to worry about unwanted heat from the sun.
Picture Windows: Picture windows are great for homeowners who want to frame a gorgeous view. Fixed windows, such as picture windows and specialty windows, are extremely energy-efficient. You can choose to have picture windows installed on curb-facing, upper-story rooms if you’re concerned about privacy.
Find out more about window styles that enhance curb appeal and energy efficiency by calling Renewal by Andersen of Spokane today. You can reach us at (509) 202-4090, or you can fill out our contact form to schedule your free, in-home consultation. We serve many areas in and near Spokane.