New windows come in so many different styles and with so many different options, it can take your breath away to look at them all at once. If you need window replacement in Ventura, CA, you may not even know where to start in making the important decisions. If you’re ready to take some steps forward, ask yourselves these questions to start making choices on style.
Question 1: What Do You Have Now?
Look at your current windows and figure out what style they are. Then, decide what you like about that style and what you might want to change. If you have casement windows, you might like that they open all the way, top to bottom, but not that they open over your patio. There are pros and cons about any style and when you have a certain model, it will tell you a lot about whether or not you want that same style again. That alone can help you make some decisions.
You likely have a set amount of money you can spend on the project and that can help you weed some things out. If your budget is small, for example, you might have to rule out getting a bay or bow window installed. But if you have a larger budget, you can get garden windows or other customized options.
For the highest levels of energy efficiency, install stationary windows in some locations. If you have a group of three or four windows, for example, you could put stationary windows in the center and operational windows on the sides. You can also choose the most energy efficient style, which is casement. Casement windows blow tighter against a house when it’s windy and they are closed, preventing more air leaks. The style you choose will have a direct relationship with the energy efficiency you receive later.
If you just want natural light from certain windows, that’s a function any window can serve. You could place a picture window there. If you need something that is wider than it is tall, vertical windows fit the bill. The functions you need to meet will help you determine what windows will match. Keep in mind that not every window in the house has to be the same. If it’s hard to reach over your kitchen window, a cranking casement window might fit there, but double hung is safer on the second level. Mix and match all you want.
If you need help figuring out the various styles included in Ventura, CA window replacement projects, contact Quality Windows & Doors by calling (805) 984-5895. We work with windows each and every day and we’ve seen a number of homes in the area with a variety of window styles. We’ll be honest about what works and what doesn’t. Tell us your goals and we’ll recommend windows to meet them. Stop by and see us at 1430 S Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93030.