Your home’s windows do more than just provide a way for you to view the outside world. They can boost your curb appeal, and the right window styles can help you save money. The heat you lose (or gain) through your windows accounts for more than one-quarter of your energy bills.
Replacing windows can be a complicated and costly process. It’s inevitable that you’ll need to do it at some point in your homeownership. You may even qualify for tax breaks through the Home Renovation Incentive.
Whether you need to change all the windows in your home or want to upgrade one or two focal ones, we have you covered. Read on to find five of our favourite window styles to consider for your home.
This style swings out to the sides to open. They operate very much like a door, with one side being stationary and the other swinging out. They’re simple to use and offer a classy look.
Casement windows tend to look less cluttered than other home window styles. They’re also more energy-efficient than other options, too.
Tilt & Turn Windows
Tilt and turns are like casement home window styles with added security features. The extra safety is due to its hinge system.
This style is simple to operate and when in the ’tilt’ position, can make any room feel more ventilated.
While in the ‘turn’ position, these windows provide a suitable fire escape. This position also makes cleaning the window exterior a breeze.
Like French doors, this style has two separate windows that open away from one another. They allow for a lot of air and light to come into your home.
Since they allow for a lot of airflow, french windows can help cut back your heating and cooling bills.
Timeless Vertical Sliders
This style is sometimes referred to as a sash window. They offer an elegant and modern look for your home.
Timeless Vertical Sliders provide homeowners with a secure and low maintenance window solution. They’re even environmentally friendly through the reduction of energy emissions.
These windows provide a low maintenance solution for homeowners. The manufacturer guarantees their product won’t warp or need painting touch-ups.
A bay or bow window protrudes from an exterior wall. They are made up of three or more separate windows. Some homeowners install bench seats below the window to create a cozy nook.
These house window styles are great for creating a visual centerpiece to the room they’re in. They also provide homeowners with a larger view of the outside world.
Choosing Between Window Styles
Choosing between different window styles can be difficult. But determining what you want to get out of your window is the first step of the process.
Do you want something that boosts the appeal of your home? Bay and sash windows can make both the exterior and interior more appealing.
Do you prefer your windows to open to allow for better airflow? Casement, French and tilt and turns will provide the right amount of air circulation.
It’s Time to Switch Things Up
The above are just five of the many different window styles you can choose for your home. Any of the options above is worth considering if it’s time to replace your windows.
Contact us if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of window replacement. Our friendly team of professionals can make the decision-making process more manageable.