Preserving the architectural integrity of your home requires a lot of work, but choosing the right windows is a good start. Here are the top styles you should consider:
Double Hung Windows
Most traditional homes come with double hung windows. At times when casements lack the hardware to support the heft of bigger panes, Georgian, Federal and Cape Cod architectures have turned to sash windows. Experienced window contractors, including Renewal by Andersen® of Nashville, would attest they have limitations, but design improvements have helped keep them relevant to this day. Modern double hung iterations are much more airtight than their earlier versions.
The casement is one of oldest window styles, predating the invention of the double hung in the 17th century. It’s the mainstay of Spanish Colonial and Prairie architecture, among others. Although its popularity has waned due to the double hung, it has experienced a renaissance in the 21st century. To comply with the latest fire egress codes, the casement has been the go-to window for bedrooms.
The bay is a quintessential element of Victorian and Queen Anne styles, but its utility has allowed it to transcend architectural aesthetics. Lending itself to different configurations, it’s not uncommon to see bay windows in both traditional and modern homes.
Contemporary home designs are big on extremely large glass for generous daylighting and unbroken views. However, mixing fixed and operating windows is key to enjoying ventilation opportunities when desired. In many cases, it’s best to combine picture windows with other units, especially sliders.
At Renewal by Andersen of Nashville, we can help you choose the right replacement windows to accentuate the character of your home. Bank on our wisdom to know which styles would work in certain rooms. We also offer customization options to tailor the appearance of your windows to explore different design possibilities and hit all of your aesthetic and functional goals.
Let’s get your window replacement project started. Call us at (615) 238-9463 today to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation in Murfreesboro, TN.