Replacing old worn-out, leaking windows can make a world of difference in the comfort of living in your home. It can also increase your property values and save you a lot of money on heating and cooling. There’s a vast selection of beautiful window styles, framing materials, trims, colors, glass types, and other components of the ideal energy-efficient custom home windows.
The place to start is deciding what you like best among the options for these customizations of your new windows:
- Select a Stylish Window Design
- Pick the Perfect Window Casings
- Choose Your Window Color
- Get Great Window Glass
- Use Window Grilles to Enhance Style
- Transform a Room with a Bay Window
Select a Stylish Window Design
The first thing to decide when customizing your new wood or vinyl replacement windows is which style you like best for your home. You can choose from single- or double-hung, fixed panels, sliders, casement and awning, and other beautiful styles, windows. There is a wide array of gorgeous window style choices.
Your window expert will help you by first identifying the types of windows you already have throughout your house, and then helping you determine what types of replacements will be ideal for the look and function you want at the location of each window installation.
You might decide you want to keep the same style you already have in those window spaces, or switch styles at some locations, to get the benefits of new kinds of functioning you may prefer for windows in those rooms. You might also choose entirely different window styles to fit with your remodeling vision or redecorating plans in some areas.
Pick the Perfect Window Casings
On the interior of your windows, you can customize window frames with a vast selection of low- or high-profile casing styles, including dozens of fluted configurations, craftsman, rosettes, mitered corners, architraves, headers, peaked caps, and much more, to give your windows the flair you want to fit your decorating style.
There are a lot of options in residential window casings and trim work. It’s important to ask all the questions you want to ask, to ensure you are making well-informed choices for all your windows and that you’re getting exactly what you want to realize your design vision.
Choose Your Window Color
When choosing a window frame color, there are many options. Today’s black window frames and standard white are versatile and elegant. There are many other color alternatives to match your exterior and interior design vision. If the standard choices don’t suit your taste, ask about customized color options.
Get Great Window Glass
Selecting the type of window glass you want in your new replacement windows is the key to functionality, aesthetics, and performance. Get quality energy-efficient Energy Star® rated windows.
- Functionality — You may decide that tinting or privacy glass is best for the functionality of windows in bathrooms and for sidelight windows at entries. Tinting and texturing options include glue-chip, double glue-chip, pinhead, dusted, and sycamore textures, among many other exciting alternatives.
- Aesthetics — You may decide that window grilles, or etched glass, or other glass treatments offer the ideal aesthetic to match your vision for some living spaces.
- Energy Efficiency — Energy efficiency is likely to remain the highest priority in selecting replacement windows because the greatest heating and cooling loss in homes are through windows and doors. That means basic comfort is at stake in the energy efficiency of your windows. Low-E glass or argon gas filled windows, and other energy-efficiency features upgrade the performance of your windows.
Use Window Grilles to Enhance Style
There are many attractive options for adding window grilles to the interior sides of your windows, to embellish the design and enhance the style of your replacement windows. Window grilles can dress up windows and make them more ideally match the unique style of your home, improving consistency and tying all the elements of an interior design together in your living spaces. They can also significantly enhance curb appeal and help increase your property value.
If you decide to add window grilles, you will discover a wide selection of beautiful styles, including ladder, double-ladder, colonial, craftsman, prairie, farmhouse, mid-century, and many others to accessorize your new replacement windows.
Transform a Room with a Bay Window
If you decide it’s time to go big with your window replacements, you might opt to install a bay window, or replace an existing one in your home. A bay window is really a composition of three windows that extends outward from an exterior wall, adding a curved enclave in a room and new dimensions to the exterior footprint of the house.
A bay window extends the interior living space in your home, which can be used for a wide range of purposes, such as additional seating, a breakfast nook, reading or study space, a play area, a plant showcase, an arts or crafts station, a game space, and many other uses.
Energy Shield Window & Door Company, Phoenix Arizona
Since 1996, we have been building energy-efficient windows and doors engineered specifically for use in the Arizona climate. Our home replacement windows provide superior thermal performance, dust control, and noise insulation. We install warranty, and service all our products. This means there is no wholesale or retail markup and no third-party handling of warranty claims.