If you’re planning to install replacement windows for your home, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. You will need to choose the right size, type, and location for your new windows. A wrong decision can drag down your home’s curb appeal and reduce your home’s comfort. Renewal by Andersen® of New Mexico provides you these three basic rules for choosing your new windows:
The Façade Doesn’t Have to Determine All Sides
The front of your house needs to match your home’s style. In particular, certain traditional neighborhoods can set a style that your home needs to follow. Nonetheless, the pattern of windows on the front of your home doesn’t need to determine the rest of the sides. By making sure that your windows share the basic type, trim, and grille patterns, you can modify their quantity, style, size, and arrangement. This allows you to match them to your rooms.
Consider Function and Comfort
Windows that provide the front of your home visual identity and scale aren’t always the ideal choice for the rest of your house. Your replacement windows need to suit how you use your rooms and to your home’s orientation to the wind and sun. Keep comfort in mind when choosing your windows. If a particular room is too dark and musty, installing one of our bow windows will open it up. This window type will provide abundant natural light and ventilation, making the room more pleasant.
Learn When to Break From Tradition
While tradition is important, keep in mind that traditional home styles originated before current advances in window technology. Builders could not create large expanses of glass before. Now, you can add a big window that overlooks a wonderful view to your traditional home as long as you choose the right spot. Don’t place this large window on the street-facing façade.
Renewal by Andersen of New Mexico is the leading provider of double-hung, bay, bow, sliding, casement, specialty, and picture windows in our local area. Our replacement windows are low maintenance, durable, beautiful, and long-lasting. In addition, our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass can significantly reduce your home’s energy consumption and save you money. We serve many areas, including Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Taos. Call us at (505) 395-5120 to learn more tips on choosing your new windows. You can also request a free estimate.