Choosing the style of your replacement windows is a bit of a challenge. Beyond aesthetics, many other factors come into play to select the perfect units for each of your rooms.
Considering Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City’s wide selection of residential windows and an array of custom options, how can you choose the right ones? Use these tips:
Consider the Room They Will Serve
Before you decide on the form, contemplate function. Every room has its unique needs, which you account for when choosing your units.
The kitchen, especially the cooking zone, requires adequate daylighting and ventilation. Bathrooms share the same needs, but privacy is a bigger concern. Windows in the bedrooms and finished basements are subject to egress requirements, providing a safe way in and out in case of emergency.
A good rule of thumb is to identify particular functions your rooms still lack. This way, your casement, bay, and double hung windows can pick up the slack and round out the utility of your spaces.
Think about Your Architecture
In any architectural style, windows always make attractive accents. In many cases, they accentuate symbolic features that make the home distinctive. For instance, units with symmetrical, crisscross grilles are synonymous with Colonial-style homes while oversized windows with visually undivided glass are emblematic of modern architecture.
Don’t be bound by tradition, though. Having your own window design interpretation can produce an eclectic appeal. Also, we can help you achieve your functional goals while staying historically accurate.
Don’t Forget about Window Orientation to the Sun
Thoughtfully knowing where your bow, picture, and sliding windows would face helps you avoid excessive heat gain and glare. Otherwise, your indoor climate might go out of hand during seasons that normally cost you relatively higher energy bills. Know how much sun you’re going to get depending on the time of the year to better control your comfort.
During the initial visit, our experienced design specialist can help you select the right unit for your home in Olathe or Independence, MO. For your FREE, in-home consultation, call Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City now at (913) 956-0887.