The type of windows and doors you choose would influence the appearance of the home as well as the lighting and ventilation. The design of the window, the material and several other factors have important roles to play here. If you are looking to buy a new window for your house here are certain things to consider:
- Is it a new window or a replacement?
This choice determines the freedom you have in choosing the window style. If you are placing an existing window, choosing the same type would reduce extra work. If you choose a different window style, you might have to change the whole frame and this would be a more tedious process.
- Energy efficiency:
No matter which type of window you choose to install, look for those that come with good energy efficiency. Look for those that can prevent heat loss and thus reduce your energy bills.
- Choose the best design of window:
There are sliding sash windows, double hung windows, casement windows, picture windows, awning windows and lots more to choose from. These differ in the closure type, the frame design and lots of other aspects. Choose also the right material to ensure longevity and to make it strong enough to sustain the climatic elements. For example we now have some seriously premium quality sash windows that would withstand even the harshest weather conditions and still stand looking as good as new.
- Safety features:
Open windows allow maximum light and they also look sleek. But in cases where security is of prime concern, you could also choose to install a grill or metal frame along with the window frame for an additional layer of safety. Even when you do not have a frame, choose those that come with secure locking mechanisms.