You can’t take an architectural tour of Kansas City without noticing the diversity of its windows. Since different architectures dominate the metro, it’s only natural that distinct and varied window styles would be found here as well.
In the first part of our special blog, we want to talk about the replacement windows that suit the region’s most popular home styles:
For traditional architectural styles that put a premium on symmetry, Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City always recommends double-hung units fo Federal-syle homes. These sash windows come with a colonial grille pattern, a design featuring six divided panes on both the top and bottom panels.
The entry and patio doors of Federal-style homes are usually crowned with an elliptical transom. They both feature fanlights with crisscross muntins.
Much like the Victorian, the Queen Anne is big on bays. We suggest double-hung windows for Queen Anne-style homes, but with intricate grille patterns only on the upper panel. While some Queen Anne glass units stand alone, they’re typically paired or tripled.
Tudor-style homes love casement windows mulled together. These casement windows feature a diamond-style grille pattern, making them easily distinguishable from other window designs. Additionally, the glazed doors of the Tudor aesthetic have crisscross grilles.
The Prairie-style has an affinity for tall crank units decorated by its namesake grille pattern. Its trademark grille design lines the sides of the windows, forming a square in each corner and leaving the center glass plain unobstructed
Any experienced window company would attest that Craftsman bungalows are generally outfitted with casement units. They boast a farmhouse grille pattern, which consists of a wide horizontal rail in the middle and two vertical muntins creating a three-pane upper portion.
Of course, architecture is only one of the many factors to consider when choosing your replacement windows. Fire egress code, orientation of the windows to the sun and ventilation are some of the key variables that should influence your decision.
Stay tuned for the second part of our special blog about window styles. To schedule your FREE, in-home consultation in Kansas City, MO, call Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City at (913) 385-1300 today.