You probably don’t think of windows as having much personality, but in truth, they do. The kind of windows you choose should match your lifestyle. For instance, an “outdoorsy” person might want big windows for more natural illumination. A quiet, private person might want smaller windows to maximize insulation. Those with active lifestyles might want big picture windows so they can always keep the outdoors in view, planning their next adventure.
As you can see, each person or family is different in regards to what they need from their replacement windows. Here are some more considerations:
Your Personality and Replacement Windows
The fun part of choosing replacement windows lies in matching your lifestyle with your home improvement selections. Consider these factors:
- If you are a busy person with little to no interest in home maintenance and cleaning, you’re best off with double hung windows with tilt-out panels because it’s much easier to clean both sides of the window glass.
- If you live in a storm-prone region, you may want to consider getting impact windows.
- If you are interested in maintaining a steady indoor temperature, high-performance windows are ideal for keeping a room cool or keeping the heat locked in.
- Consider your preferences for window shape, size, and style, before you even set foot in a store. Browse our online site to rule out or in a variety of designs so you can stay focused when you do start making decisions.
- If you live in a busy area, on a city street, near a construction zone or within an extremely congested neighborhood, consider installing high-end noise-reducing windows. The higher the sound rating, the better.
- If you live in a cookie-cutter neighborhood where every home looks the same, you can afford to branch out of that comfort zone a little and try custom or specialty windows that add a distinct charm.
- If you’ve got kids and pets, choose windows that don’t need a lot of heavy drapes, blinds, curtains and treatments. You’ll also want to keep blinds, shades and hardware well out of reach, and invest in extra locks for your windows.
- If you are tight on space, opt for small casement windows that at least let in some ventilation as well as a bit of natural light.
- If you are into architecture, your home is a show piece or you love to entertain a lot, you may consider special shape windows and unique designs, such as curves, angles and arches to create visually-interesting light patterns indoors.