Choosing a window style is like matching the right pair of shoes for your outfit. If the shoes don’t match your clothes, you probably wouldn’t wear them. That’s the same with your windows. So, here’s the big question—how do you know which window style is the best for your home?
Our contractors at Minnesota’s 1st Choice have been asked this question tons of times, and luckily for you, they know the answer. When you go shopping for new replacement windows, here are a few things you need to remember:
1. Match the Window Design With Your Home’s Architectural Style
The first step is to choose a window style that matches your home’s overall look and feel. It wouldn’t make sense to choose a floor to ceiling glass window if you have a traditional Victorian style home. When deciding to replace your windows, you might also want to consider the design of your entry doors to make sure they complement each other.
2. Choose the Material for the Frame
Window frames are not only made of wood; a variety of materials are available, and each has a specific benefit.
Aluminum – Best choice for homes in areas with high humidity due to its strength and durability.
Vinyl – Offers excellent energy efficiency for the right budget.
Wood – Provides the best insulation for windows, but may require more upkeep.
Consult our contractors, so you can make an informed decision when choosing your frame material.
3. Keep Ventilation in Mind
One of the primary purposes of windows is to provide ventilation for your home. This means you have to think of how air will flow in and out of the space when choosing your window. For instance, the larger the room, the bigger the window to maintain proper ventilation.
When choosing new windows, it’s best to weigh your options based on function first, aesthetics second. If you need more insight on replacement windows, contact our team. We offer replacement windows, entry doors and roofing, among other services. We’d be more than glad to help. We work with homeowners in Albert Lea, Apple Valley and Owatonna, MN.