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What Is The Right Window?

what windowThere are many things to consider before deciding to replace your old, inefficient windows. You will need to decide how many windows to replace, what company to hire and what style would suit your home best. Before you sign on the dotted line be sure to consider features, such as durability, weather-resistance, and energy efficiency.

Once you decide on the right company for your project, you will have to decide what window will look the best in each room of your home. Window placement is vital to your home’s continuity and general flow. Without proper planning and careful consideration, your windows may look out-of-place causing a disorganized feel.

As a leader in the replacement windows industry, Pure Energy Window Company has expert replacement window specialists ready to help you with all your replacement window needs. Here are 4 ideal windows for the most popular rooms in your home.

Living Room

  • A living room can serve many different functions, from a formal sitting area to entertain guest to a casual living space to make memories with family. Typically the largest room in most homes, your living room will most likely have more windows than any other part of your house. When considering windows to adorn the walls of your living room, remember that you will probably spend an enormous amount time in this room. If natural light is something you enjoy, consider floor to ceiling windows to allow mother nature’s rays to fill the room. Large casement windows work well in a living room.
  • While large windows are ideal for living rooms, make sure that you have something to look at before installing them. If your living room faces a busy street or a noisy parking lot, you may want to opt for smaller, operable windows instead.

Bathroom

  • Unlike the other rooms in your home, the top priority in a bathroom is typically privacy. Most replacement window companies offer various glass applications that provide different levels of privacy. Any window style will work in a bathroom, so choose a window that compliments the other windows in your home.
  • One thing to consider before obscuring the windows in your bathroom is whether or not you will every want to look out them. Once a window is factory obscured, the only way for you to look out will be to open it up. Instead, I recommend applying an aftermarket obscured film. These films come in varying degrees of obscurity and can even be purchased with a leaded glass appearance.

Bedrooms

  • Here is one room where you can be creative and let your personality shine in! As your personal slice of heaven, you want your bedroom to receive lots of natural light while having gorgeous views. Not to be over looked, the windows in every bedroom should provide sufficient airflow throughout the entire day. With their large operable area, casement windows are ideal for any bedroom. You can also maximize the functionality of double-hung and sliding windows for improved ventilation.
  • Unlike other rooms in your home, windows in a bedroom are governed by egress code. Before deciding to change a window in a bedroom, be sure to check your local building codes to make sure you are in compliance. As a rule of thumb, any bedroom window must allow for a full suited firefighter to enter and exit through it.

Kitchen

  • Your kitchen is a unique room, a space where you may need to get creative if natural light is something you desire. Size in most kitchens is a  problem. Often times not the biggest room in the house, windows must compete for wall space with cabinets and appliances. I once had a customer say they wanted to make all the windows in their kitchen not open. Don’t do it! If you ever want to bring fresh air into your kitchen because you burned the Thanksgiving turkey, you won’t be able to do it!
  •  When considering windows for you kitchen keep in mind a few things. The window over your sink isn’t an easy windows to open. Positioned a good 2 feet behind your sink and possible window sill, this window should almost always be some type of cranking window. A double hung or sliding style window may be difficult to open over a kitchen sink. In addition to the kitchen sink window, consider adding a transom window over your sliding glass door. This little used space provides an excellent area to bring additional natural light into the room.

Replacing the windows in your home can be fun and exciting time. With a little planning, you can transform your house into the home you have always wanted. Don’t waste this opportunity to change windows to better suit your family’s needs!

This article has been written by the publishing staff at Pure Energy Window Company. We are Family Owned and Operated replacement window company servicing all of Southeastern Michigan and Lansing.

If you are considering replacing the windows in your home, give Pure Energy a call today. Call (248) 446-6100 or click on the link below to get started!


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