3 Basic Rules When Selecting and Placing Windows

3 Basic Rules When Selecting and Placing Windows

January 22, 2016

Windows play an important role in your home’s appearance and comfort. They also provide views and create a connection to the outside world. That’s why you need to consider several factors when selecting and placing your windows. Huff ‘N Puff talks about three basic design rules you can follow to make things easier.

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Don’t Be Limited By Tradition

While your home might represent a specific type, you shouldn’t feel constrained in your choice of windows. Traditional window designs originated before several building innovations like insulation, central heating, and large panes of glass. If the traditional window for your home’s style doesn’t match your needs, feel free to replace it. This allows you to use your choice of windows in Albany, NY, while preserving your home’s iconic look.

Different Sides of Your Home Can Look Different

The window pattern at the front of your home doesn’t have to repeat on all other sides. You simply need to be consistent in the basic type of the window, its grille patterns, its colors, and its trim. This will allow you to experiment with different window quantities and styles.

Nevertheless, keep windows adjacent to other similar windows. If you have a classic eight-over-eight Colonial window on one wall, don’t place a large picture window next to it. Instead, give the picture window its own area; make sure to match its trim and other design elements to the rest of your home.

Remember Comfort and Energy Efficiency

Finally, your window choice and placement needs to consider energy efficiency and comfort. The sun moves at different angles and positions in different seasons, so place your windows accordingly. For windows facing the sun, consider using our energy-efficient replacement windows in Albany.

Our Renewal by Andersen® windows have High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass that block unwanted heat gain and heat loss thanks to a low-emissivity coating. This makes your home’s interior temperature more stable and comfortable. Since your utilities don’t have to work as hard, you can save up to 25% on your energy bills depending on your home’s location and climate.

Renewal by Andersen windows will improve your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. Our windows also come in a wide variety of styles and colors that can match any home easily. Huff ‘N Puff is the exclusive dealer of Renewal by Andersen windows in the Capital District market, and we’ve been in business since 1973. This wealth of experience means you can trust us to give you a stress-free and enjoyable window replacement. Give us a call to learn more about our windows or to request a free consultation.

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