Whenever you are buying a house or getting one built, it is always important to take the windows into consideration. A house is incomplete without windows as they provide an entryway for light to come into the house while also enabling the residents to get a good look outside. They help in cross ventilation as well and a house with ample windows is least likely to feel stuffy. Instead you will be able to enjoy all kinds of weather from the inside, whether it is a basking in the sunlight or feeling a cool breeze come inside. Not only is it a traditional requirement but also offers convenience the home owns by allowing hot and humid air to escape from rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom. Windows also prevent the occurrence of draughts by keeping the warm air in and the cool air out but you always have he option of using the ventilation bracelets in case of overheating. They add to the aesthetic appeal of the house as they allow a peek inside but also maintain privacy at the same time. You can also increase the resale value of your house by adding attractive and high-quality windows. Even if you live in an old house it is equally easy to get window replacements that will increase the energy efficiency of your house will adding to its appeals.
Windows must be able to withstand difficult weather and over the years they can add to the toll on them and lead to needing a replacement. Damaged windows can lead to water entering your house and causing damage to the flooring and surrounding walls. While choosing custom window for your house, you should firstly think about the type of windows you want, whether a traditional style suit you or a contemporary one. You also need to determine the amount of money you are willing to spend on them and the type of material that you would like. There is a wide variety of materials available such as wood, aluminum, vinyl and wood. Wood is a common choice as they offer a classic look but need more maintenance. Vinyl clad windows are available in many colors and are cheaper and easier to maintain that its wooden counterpart. There are also may styles available for your custom windows:
- Double hung windows have two sashes that are operable and allow for a classic look in the room. If you lower the top sash and raise the lower sash, you will allow the warmer air to stay near the ceiling while allowing cool air to come through the bottom. Many types have sashes that can tilt inwards which helps in cleaning their exterior from inside of the house.
- Single hung windows look like double hung windows but only their lower sash is operable.
- Skylight windows provide a great way to bring natural light into a room as they are placed on the ceiling. It is ideal for those rooms that are in the middle of the house with limited wall space. As they are placed in the roof, they have to be professionally installed to prevent any leakages and to allow proper ventilation.
- Sliding windows are like sliding doors and have panels that slide sideways. They only allow half the space to open but are convenient in those houses that have limited space.
- Storm windows are like an addition to the windows themselves that make them more energy efficient. They are basically extra glass windows that are installed over the already existing windows. They provide protection in the cold season but have to removed after that to provide ventilation.
When you have chosen where and what type to install, you should consider the thickness of the wall before ordering them so that they fit properly. By choosing to install custom windows in your house you are able to personalise your house according to what you like instead of the stock windows that will get boring after a while. Custom options are also more likely to be made better and will last longer reducing the likelihood of needing replacements later on. You can also make your house more practical according to your needs, for example custom windows with special glass for extra security. We also construct french bi fold doors.