What Windows Should I Choose?


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When you think about windows for your home or business, the basic single-pane or double-pane style comes to mind. However, did you know that there are more than 10 different window styles, all of which offer unique benefit depending upon your needs and individual preference. The following considers the different styles of window offered by Preferred Window & Door, as well as tips for choosing the best windows for your home or business:

Window Styles that We Offer

For homes and businesses alike, we offer multitude styles of windows to choose from. These include:

  • Storm windows;
  • Vinyl windows;
  • Basement windows;
  • Garden windows;
  • Bay windows;
  • Bow windows;
  • Picture windows;
  • Double-hung windows;
  • Casement windows;
  • Slider windows; and
  • Rolling shutters.

Each of these window types are very unique, and some type may not be appropriate for a home or business. For example, rolling shutters for windows are commonly found in commercial properties and small businesses, but are less usual in homes (although, some homeowners do prefer rolling shutters).

Tips for Choosing the Right Windows for Your Home

When choosing new windows for your home, there is a lot to think about. Here are some considerations to keep in mind:

  • The area of your home or business. The area of your home or business where are planning for new window installation is perhaps the biggest factor in determining what type of window you will seek. For example, bay and bow windows both add natural light and depth to a room, making them perfect for sitting rooms, large front rooms, or master bedrooms. They are much less common in small bedrooms or offices, however. Storm windows are another very specific window type that is often reserved for areas of the home that get hit with extreme weather, such as corner that is subject to high winds.
  • Your home or business’ needs. The next thing to think about is what your home really needs. Are you hoping to add more light to your favorite rooms? Do you need protection from harsh weather? Are you looking to cut on energy costs and go green? Is your home craving a unique style that could be offered by new windows? All of these factors will have a great effect on the type of window that you select. For example, garden windows are one of the best for light, as they let sunlight in from the top as well and allow for a view of the sky. On the other hand, if you want to save money in the long run, choosing energy-efficient windows is a better choice.
  • Your style and budget. Finally, consider your style and your budget. With all the window options to choose from, a decision will ultimately come down to two important things: your personal style and your budget. At Preferred Window and Door, we will help you to find windows that don’t break the bank.

Contact Preferred Window and Door for Window Installation Today

Is it time for new windows? If so, do not wait any longer to call the team at Preferred Window and Door to schedule a meeting and request a free quote. We are available to talk now at 708-895-3667.

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