Many New England homes were designed to follow a pattern that was established by the Pilgrims hundreds of years ago. This includes multiple, smaller windows that may have been the right choice when glass was a precious commodity, but today can lead to limited illumination and cramped views.
If you look at your home’s windows and think, “I wish we could combine those two double-hung windows into one big picture window,” take heart! It can be done. And the results can be spectacular.
Choosing to replace two adjacent smaller windows with one larger unit is a smart decision, especially for rooms such as living rooms, dining areas and family rooms. A bigger view and plentiful sunlight can help you enjoy the interior of your home more than ever.
Going bigger makes more sense with today advanced window materials and technology. Improvements in window frame strength and rigidity make it easier for them to support a larger and heavier glass package; while the superior thermal performance of modern low-e glass can minimize energy loss.
You can even go upscale by choosing a bay or bow window design to open up your home. A bay window extends the “picture window” concept beyond the exterior walls of your home to provide extra space, while a bow window accomplishes the same result with a gently arching design.
Another option? Changing two windows into a door. In certain circumstances Rescom Exteriors has created a new entry/exit by installing a sliding patio door or elegant hinged French doors in place of static windows. Dramatic!
Transforming two (or more) smaller windows into a single larger unit will require additional renovation work on your home. Our installation professionals will need to carefully create a larger opening to accommodate the bigger window or door. But rest assured we fully seal the new unit and perform the finishing touches so that you’ll quickly forget that smaller windows once blocked your view.
Interested in going bigger with your windows? Call Rescom Exteriors at (866) 410-5884 to schedule a free in-home design consultation and estimate.