Choosing Specialty Windows: 4 Things to Know for Your Dayton Home

White Specialty Windows
White Specialty Windows

Specialty windows can really make or break the exterior look of your Dayton home. They add a nice touch of style that sets your home apart from all the plain square options on the street. While there are tons of incredible custom window designs out there, there are a few things you need to consider when choosing specialty windows to ensure you get what you’re looking for.

Think About the Function

Are your specialty windows going to open or will they be fixed? Many specialty windows are placed out of reach so they don’t need to open, but each house is different. If they will function, do they need to slide or swing outward? Your Renewal by Andersen consultant will be able to help you choose windows that perform a specific function well.

Think Year-Round

Windows are responsible for two important factors in any living space: light and heat. Since windows can change the lighting and heating dynamics of a room, you need to consider what effect your specialty windows will have during different times of year and even different times of day. Will the specialty window allow too much light in in the evening, or will it cause one room to become stiflingly hot during long Dayton summers? These are problems that could actually contribute to you spending too much on heating or cooling.

Think Curb Appeal

Specialty windows are a great way to make your home stand out from the crowd, but you need to be sure that the design you choose works with the overall theme of your home’s construction. Work with your window manufacturer to find a style and color that blend well with the rest of your windows and trim.

Don’t Forget the Interior

Choosing specialty windows isn’t just about the exterior of your home. They actually add an important design element to the interior as well. By letting more light in or highlighting a part of your landscape, specialty windows draw the eye. As you are making your decision, you need to be sure that the window looks as good on the inside as it does from the outside. By adding mullions or grilles to your windows, you can enjoy a creative, artistic element without much trouble.

Choosing specialty windows for your Dayton home doesn’t have to be a chore. It can actually be a fun way to dress up your home and make your space more inviting. With these four elements, you can determine what kind of specialty window is best suited to your room and year-round comfort.

To learn more about specialty windows from Renewal by Andersen, contact us today and schedule your free consultation.

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