When it comes to houses, style matters. Our homes are more than just places where we live; they also say something about us, and reflect part of our personalities, and are usually the greatest investments we make during our lifetime.
The eyes are the window to the soul, as the saying goes, and you could add that our home’s windows are the eyes of the house. Making a bad call on the look of your home’s windows can actually negatively impact your potential resale value – meaning getting the style right is more than just a matter of aesthetics, it will affect your profit when it’s time to sell.
You have to put thought into ensuring that your window style is the right one for the rest of your house. Replacing existing windows with a more stylish variant will have several other positive effects.
So what should you look for when it comes to your windows? How it looks? How it performs? A little bit of both? There are several factors that need to be considered when purchasing new windows.
Better Energy Efficiency
Odds are the old windows you’re getting rid of are, well, old. As new windows are built to last for a decade or more, it’s rare that you’d need to replace a window. IF your windows are single-pane glass, this will be a major point of heat loss for your home during the winter, and will let heat in during the summer.
New windows are built to be energy efficient. This will not only make a large difference in the comfort of your home, but will be highly reflected on your monthly bills.
But how to pick the right style?
If you’ve got a colonial style home, odds are it will look the best with double-hung windows. These traditional homes also look good with so-called divided light “six over six” panes, featuring six sub-panes. The effect has to be seen to be believed.
More rustic homes, such as ranch-style houses, work best with casement windows that swing out, and panes that don’t feature the “six over six” style.
Finally, if your home is a modern one, keep your aesthetic complete by going with larger windows. These will also look their best – and bring the most out of your home’s look – if they use metal frames. The result will be a sleek look that adds major style points to your residence.
Whether you’re looking to spruce up the look of your home or simply want to reduce your monthly costs, the experts at Heritage Home will be able to help you choose a style that will suit your home!