Modern-day windows can add significant curb appeal, save you money on heating and cooling costs and increase the value of your home. Whether you’re building a new property or replacing existing windows, use these tips to help choose the right windows for your home:
There are multiple window frame materials to choose from. While wooden windows provide timeless beauty, they can require more upkeep than other materials. Vinyl windows are a popular budget-friendly low-maintenance option, whereas aluminum windows offer superior strength and durability. Consider the best material for your climate, location and desired level of maintenance.
Pick a glass option that will improve your home’s energy efficiency year-round. Determine whether you want double or triple-pane glass for added insulation. Low-emissivity (Low-E) glass can provide you with significant energy savings by reflecting unwanted heat. Many window manufacturers offer argon gas infused between the window panes to assist with climate control. Choose a product backed by the ENERGY STARⓇ logo to make things easier. Consider the tint and privacy glass options available.
3. Style & Function
Depending on the room, different windows may be better suited than others. Speak with our window experts to find out what type of window best suits your needs, whether you want more natural light or increased privacy. For example, double-hung windows are a popular choice for bedrooms, while casement windows work well above the kitchen sink.
4. Decorative Options
Lastly, consider the small details such as internal and external colours and finishes. Whether you have a contemporary or traditional home, choose a window style that complements your facade and existing colour palette. Internal grilles can divide a window pane into sections for a classic look.