The right windows can add architectural interest, enhance energy efficiency, increase the value of your home, and literally light up your interiors. But with so many options, how are you supposed to choose the right windows for your home?
Consider materials. Vinyl windows offer modern style, and affordable luxury, with a lower price point than their wood counterparts, but they come in a limited color range, which can restrict style options. Wood windows are indeed more expensive, but their timeless look and universal appeal can add more resale value to your home, as long as they are carefully maintained.
Maintenance matters. When comparing wood and vinyl, consider the upkeep. Wood windows require repainting/staining every few years, whereas vinyl windows do not.
What’s your style? From traditional to contemporary, and especially for historic renovations, take care to select windows that are style-appropriate or they will end up looking out of character.
Read on for a few different styles, shapes, and configurations to consider before choosing windows for your home.