Whenever curb appeal is discussed among property owners, most of them think about options such as landscaping, giving their homes a coat of paint or installing new-generation LED outdoor lighting. Having new windows installed though, will not only provide your home with vastly improve curb appeal; your property will most likely become the envy of the neighborhood as well.
1. Bow and Bay Windows
Many people think that bay and bow windows are the same, but bay windows tend to be polygonal or squarer in shape, whereas bow windows have more of a rounded shape to their structure. Nonetheless, both of these window types protrude outwards from a home's structure, giving it a beautiful appearance. Both of these types of windows provide a home with additional square footage inside, while also enabling a lot more natural light to enter. This is especially important during cold winters when sunlight is scarcer than ever. Installing bay or bow windows will provide your home with an added level of personality that no other type of window ever could.
2. Awning Windows
Unlike most other types of windows that either slide open or have hinges on the left or right sides, awning windows are hinged on the top, enabling them to open outwards and upwards. As a result, these windows can be left open while it is raining because they prevent the rain from entering your home – provided that they haven't been opened too wide. If privacy is a concern in your home, they can be placed a little higher on the walls than most other windows, yet still allow air to flow through. Awning windows are also one of the easiest types to operate in that they open and close with just the turn of a handle.
3. Other Window Types to Consider
If the above mentioned windows aren't a practical choice for your home, there are many other types that can be installed. These include fixed and standard casement, architectural, single and double slider tilts, single and double hung tilts and slim fixed windows. Before having any replacement windows installed, it's recommended that you seek advice from a professional installation company. Their installers will take a look at the style and layout of your home and provide recommendations regarding which window types will be the most practical.
Each of these types of windows can be manufactured from wood, aluminum, fiberglass and vinyl. Over the past few years though, vinyl windows have become immensely popular because they are extremely durable and more energy-efficient than many other frame types.
If you are considering installing new windows in your home or you simply need a reputable company to perform caulking services, our team at Big City Windows will be able to provide you with a free quotation beforehand. Get in touch with us today to find out how you will be able to improve your home's curb appeal with the available windows in our product range.