Installing new windows in your home is one thing — making sure you choose well-designed windows is another. Any window contractor will tell you that you have to make your budget count when tackling this home improvement. This is why you need to know the key characteristics of a well-designed window before you begin your window replacement project.
1. Aesthetics: This is one of the most crucial aspects of good window design. Most times, having an aesthetically pleasing window depends on how well it matches the rest of your home. If you have a classic Colonial-style home, you will want double-hung windows with white or light-colored shutters to complete the look. On the other hand, contemporary homes put emphasis on clean and sleek lines, so picture and sliding windows are great choices.
2. Energy Efficiency: An expertly designed window can improve the energy efficiency of your home. The more energy-efficient a window is, the more money you can save on annual heating and cooling costs. Qualities to look for in energy-efficient windows include multiple panes of glass, gas fills, low-E glass coating and weatherstripping.
3. Quality Build: A well-designed window is made with quality, precision and attention to detail. You want a window that can remain sturdy and durable during inclement weather, will not start rattling at the slightest impact and will not become too loose or tight after many years of operation.
4. Weather Protection: Well-designed windows are not only built to last, but they also play a vital role in maintaining the condition of other components of your home. These windows should be able to ward off elements such as moisture and heat or else leaks and drafts can occur and make living in your home uncomfortable.
Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta installs various styles of residential windows. When you work with us, you can be confident that you are getting expertly crafted windows that can increase the beauty and functionality of your home. To schedule an appointment or request a free estimate, call (404) 491-0124 or fill out our online form.