As professional replacement window installers with many years of experience in the industry, we know many Arkansas homeowners face a daunting task when it comes to replacing the windows and doors in their homes. There are so many different types of products available on the market today. Additionally, each homeowner has a distinct set of requirements, priorities and budget considerations that only add to the complexity of the task.
How do you select the ideal window replacement type for your home? Read on below for practical suggestions to help make this decision a little less confusing.
Safety and Security
Casement windows are an excellent choice for first-floor windows if they have security glass. If you have the security glass and the casement windows, once locked, they are difficult to pry open, thus safeguarding your home against intruders.
Bedroom windows have strict requirements to allow for adequate exit in case of fires or other emergencies. Most sliding horizontal windows meet these requirements. Be sure you become familiar with any local building codes so you aren’t in violation.
Consider installing windows with obscure glass in areas of your house where privacy is an issue, such as bathrooms. This type of windows typically does not need additional window treatments such as blinds or curtains, saving you money in the process.
A sliding horizontal window is an excellent choice for most kitchens, especially over a sink. This window type allows plenty of light in and is easy to manipulate when reaching over a counter.
In second-floor rooms, consider installing double hung windows with tilt-in sashes. Going with this option means you don’t have to haul out the ladder every time your windows need to be cleaned.
Make sure your replacement windows complement the style of your house to enhance the curb appeal of your property. Choose window styles and colors that reflect your taste and personality without compromising the architectural integrity of your home.
As professional window installers, we have helped thousands of customers select, install and maintain different types of home windows. From bay window installations to replacing double hung windows and installing a sliding glass door – we do it all. You can depend on us for energy-efficient replacement windows and doors that will increase not only the value of your property, but also your enjoyment of your home. If you are in the market for new windows, call us today and set up your appointment for a free estimate.