New construction is an amazing project that entails many different details and options. Not only do you get to consider options in the homes layout but also every option within room design and décor. Windows are an important part in the equation of new construction. Along with the exterior siding options, roofing material choices there are also several window options.
Windows can really enhance the look of a new home as do replacement windows in an older home. There are several options in window. Each comes with a set of pros and cons so it will be important for homeowners to examine the options available and make the most appropriate choice.
Awning windows are beautiful. The design allows for a light breeze and light. These windows are perfect in bedrooms where privacy is premium while maintaining light and air flow. These windows can be situated next to each other, up and down and even above patio or sliding doors to an effect of light and air. The major disadvantage is that the screens to the windows are set on the inside. All the dirt that normally falls into the window sill area will fall onto the floor. Some might think of this as a con however I would rather vacuum it up on a regular basis then have to deal with the nasty of window sill debris.
If you are interested in windows that open outward casement windows are good options. They allow a side breeze to enter along with fresh air. Casement windows open with a crank handle and work well in areas that homeowners would need to reach to open the window. The one concern in casement windows is rusty hardware. It is important that the hardware is oiled and kept up on to prevent rusting.
If you are looking for easy to clean, super accessible windows double hung windows are a perfect option. They offer ventilation from either the top part of the window or the bottom depending on the homeowners desires. This is great for a children’s bedroom where it is advisable that windows are never left open for a child to be able to access. They could push the screen out which could cause them to fall out of the window. The major disadvantage is that over time they tend to leak more air than others. The other thing is that only half of the window opens at a time where as others can open up completely.
Picture windows are windows that do not open however leave an unobstructed view of the picturesque outdoors. If ventilation is desired these windows are not a good choice as they do not allow for that. These windows are wonderful for areas that light is sought. Installation high on the wall in darker rooms or halls creates a great source of lightening. The major drawbacks for picture windows are that they are large panes of breakable glass that have a sole picture of being a view outside.
Some families choose a combination of windows throughout the house. They are tied together by being created out of the same material and colors. It is important to note that new windows contain blinds built between the glass. This option may only be available in a few of the different windows described above. It is important to do further research if this is an option of interest.