Welcome to my blog. Let me introduce myself. My name is Benjamin. I am married to an amazing woman, Pam, and we have two daughters, Sammy and Justine. I am a visual artist who has occasionally worked with stained glass. That has given me an appreciation for other types of glass, and in this blog, I plan to write about buying glass, owning it, cleaning it repairing it and more. If you have any questions about glass, I invite you to explore this blog, and I thank you for reading. If you enjoy my posts, I invite you to share them. enjoy.
Replacing windows is a pretty large investment, so it's not something you should do in haste. Windows help you connect with the outdoors. Therefore, don't underestimate the complexity of window replacement. Not only do you want the right style, but you also need to ensure you get windows that will bring you more bang for your buck. The process needs a lot of care, but once you know what you need to do, then everything will be a breeze.
Take your environment to consideration
Since the windows will be on the outside of your home, then you need to ensure that they can work effectively in the area's climatic conditions. How is your environment? Is it constantly snowing, or are the temperatures ever hot? In cold climates, triple glazed windows make a perfect choice. They provide optimum comfort, reduce noise and even save on energy. But in hot tropical areas, they are not so advantageous. Triple glazing would trap more heat inside and create a stuffy and uncomfortable room. Double-glazed windows would be better.
Consider your home's architecture
Your home's architecture is another major factor when choosing the right windows for your home. The goal here is to ensure that the windows blend well with the surroundings. For a coastal home, you can go for expansive windows with numerous segments. Such a choice will allow natural sunlight to penetrate the home while giving you a clear view of the outside waters.
If you really want to blend the outside of your home to the inside, then go for large frameless windows. You'll get an amazing view of the outside, and as a plus, you'll give your home a modern look.
Watch the colour of the walls
The colour of your exterior walls needs to match the windows, and there needs to be a harmonious and complementary relationship between the two. For brightly coloured walls, you can balance them out by going for steel frame windows. Doing so would lessen the intensity of your walls and also add a contemporary feel to your home.
However, if you think your home is a bit dull, then the window frames need to lend colour to the walls. Pick window frames that are rich in colour. But be careful, the colour needs to complement your home's architecture too. You'll be better off asking for professional advice if picking colours is not your strong suit.