Choosing Windows That Fit Your Home’s Style
When choosing new windows, it’s important to look at the style of your home and work with windows that fit that style. A traditional Colonial may look silly if you try to install a movable glass wall, and a contemporary house may look odd with traditional double-hung paned windows. Installing new windows is a great time to upgrade your home and enhance the natural light, but working within the style of your home is important.
New Windows for Your Ranch Home
Ranch and split-level homes are very popular in the suburbs. Large picture windows fit this style well. Large windows will let in the light and upgrade the look of your home. Double hung windows work well in combination with picture windows. Bay and bow windows are also a great addition to ranch style homes. Ranch homes can feel dark inside without the right windows, so when installing new windows, speak with your contractor about the best windows, and the biggest windows that are well suited to let the most natural light in.
New Windows for Your Cape Cod Home
Cape cod style homes usually have a steep pitched roof. Usually the home is styled with two windows on either side of the front door and dormer windows on the roof. Double hung windows are the best style for most cape cod homes, with the possibility of different sash heights. Cape cod homes are very traditional, and the window style can reflect that while still having the modern conveniences of windows that will tilt inward for easy cleaning.
New Windows for Your Craftsman Home
A craftsman home is an American classic. Craftsman homes feature windows in blocks of two or three, which are usually a combination of single hung and double hung windows. Sliding patio doors may be featured in the front or back of the home. Casement and awning windows help create patterns. When choosing new windows for a craftsman style home, make sure to speak with your contractor about the layout for the window grids.
New Windows for Your Contemporary Home
Contemporary homes have clean lines, smooth surfaces, and plenty of opportunities for natural light. It’s not uncommon to have moving glass wall systems for the maximum amount of natural light. If you have a contemporary style home, you will likely have unique window shapes in a variety of layouts and have plenty of options.
New Windows for Your Victorian Home
Victorian homes usually have elaborate details and plenty of trim, along with wrap around porches and columns. A victorian home will include a variety of window styles, from round circular windows, to bay and bow windows in the tower, tall and narrow windows, and windows with half radius tops. New windows for a victorian home should match the elaborate and ornate style.
New Windows for Your Tudor Home
Tudor homes are recognizable by their stucco exterior with sections of brick and stone, arched doorways, and tall, narrow windows with dark trim. Tudors often contain exposed wood, which can be matched in window selection. Casement windows are an excellent choice when installing new windows in a Tudor style home. Picture windows are also a good choice. A Tudor home is a very distinctive home style, and your contractor can guide you toward the right windows to enhance the style, rather than fight it.
New Windows for Your Colonial Home
There are many different styles of colonial homes. New England, Georgian, Dutch, French, Spanish, and farmhouse all have unique features, but most colonials are two stories with an attic. There may be dormer windows in the attic, or the home may simply be windows balanced evenly around the centered front door. Because the colonial style is traditional, double hung windows are recommended.
No matter what the style of your home, new windows will enhance the curb appeal on the outside and the atmosphere inside. Your home will look well taken care of, be more energy efficient, and allow for lots of natural light. When choosing new windows for your window replacement project, let your contractor help guide you on matching your new windows to the existing style of your home. Contact Armorvue Home Exteriors for a virtual appointment to discuss our high quality replacement windows and excellent, professional installation.
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