When selecting building products for the construction of a new home or the renovation of an older home, you make a long-term commitment to the products that will shelter your family for many years. It’s important to research the products you select for your home and to make sure those products—especially your windows—match up with your long-term needs. Looking for some tips to make certain you choose the right windows for your home? Try these:
Analyze your lifestyle. For example, if one family member thrives on gardening, consider adding a Garden window in a kitchen or laundry room. The “bump out” feature of the Garden window offers the opportunity for growing plants and herbs year-round in any climate.
Ask yourself lots of questions. If you like “nooks and crannies” and cozy spaces in your home, you’ll love window seats and breakfast nooks created with Bay and Bow windows. Imagine your delight with a front Bay window that displays holiday decorations each year. Or a Bow window in a master bedroom that serves as a quiet reading place.
Determine how much sunlight you like. If you crave “wide open spaces” in your home, consider large walls of windows and Picture windows to capture views. You may also appreciate the advantages of Slider windows that offer larger views and excellent ventilation.
Decide how much maintenance you want to do on your windows long term. If you have a fast-paced lifestyle with little time for household chores, then no-hassle vinyl-framed windows may be your best choice. Many people rely on the easy care of vinyl frames so that they don’t have the continual burden of scraping and repainting window frames year after year.
Think about keeping your windows clean. If you have a multi-story home with windows difficult to reach from the outside, select Double Hung windows that make it easy to clean your windows from inside your home.