September 10, 2016

When choosing windows for your home there are a number of factors to take into consideration that many homeowners don’t think about.

Here are the top five things to take into consideration when looking to choosing windows for your home in Guelph.

1. Window Grills  

Window grills are the decorative bars that are located between the panes of your glass. Window grills are one way to make your windows look unique and also help match with other windows within your home. They provide your home with a  unique look and will help boost your home’s curb appeal. They come in plenty of styles, colors, and sizes to choose from that will add to the overall aesthetic of your home.

2. Exterior color

Choosing an exterior color for your windows can be challenging. Take a look at the colors outside of your home and consider using a similar color on your windows. Many homes have two primary colours. One for the trim of the home and the other for the windows and doors. Try to pick colors that will complement the two. A great thing to do is look at your local paint store for pre-chosen color palettes. These will help you visualize the colours on your home and bring your vision to life.

3. Functionality   

One thing to always remember is to look for a window that is going to be the most functional for your home. Look for windows that will suit and complement different rooms in your house and provide the best functionality for your specific needs and lifestyle. For example, if you enjoy the fresh air, having a window that opens adequately will be best suited for your home.

4. Sizing

When it comes to window sizes there is no true standard size, but windows in residential homes are typically of similar sizes. When choosing your window size you need to consider the function of the space the window is being put. For example, a window in a bathroom is typically smaller than a standard kitchen window. Always make sure to measure your windows to confirm the size before shopping.

5. Energy Efficiency

Another important factor to consider when purchasing windows is energy efficiency. Having energy efficiency windows can help save you money by keeping your house cool in the summer and keeping heat in your home in the winter. There are many different styles and brands of energy-efficient windows on the market. When looking for these figure out what you want the windows to do for your home. To know if a window is energy efficient look for the energy star approved symbol.

At Dan Clayton Homes, we understand the importance of detail. We specialize in custom home design because we love helping create that house you’ve always wanted. If you’re looking for help to improve the look of your windows in your home or simply want to learn more, contact us today!

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