Choosing replacement window styles that complement your Long Island home’s architecture doesn’t have to be complicated or stressful. Whether you want to modernize your home while still maintaining its original character or you’d like to add some visual interest to your property, the following Renewal by Andersen of Long Island tips will help you decide which styles and accessories are best for your property.
Designing Windows for Long Island Homes: Frame Material, Not Style, Lays the Foundation
High-quality replacement windows should work with existing structural components of your home to create an impenetrable barrier system that protects your home from the elements. Managing rainwater and wind-driven water is essential. Durability starts with long-lasting materials that stand up against whatever Mother Nature has to offer. Wood, copper, clay, stone and performance composites, like Fibrex, all come together to wrap your home in an air-, vapor- and moisture barrier.
Three Tips for Choosing Style Like a Professional Architect
Tip #1. Use Window Styles to Enhance or Diminish Prominent Architectural Characteristics
The right replacement window style can bring a welcoming vibe into a large home that often feels too “large and grand.” To accomplish this, choose unadorned double-hung or sliding windows that offer clean, straight lines that help visitors feel less vulnerable. Another option is, to install large picture windows that create a seamless connection in spaces with stunning views.
On the flip-side, adding mini-bay windows to second-story rooms above a veranda incorporates another bold feature that draws the eye, balancing function and aesthetics beautifully.
Tip #2. Bring in Unique Shapes that Don’t Overwhelm
A common design element seen in multi-story homes above a ground-level garage/basement combo is a unique specialty window on the second or third story that attracts attention without looking out of place. As an example, replacing a traditional window with a half-circle window furnished with a custom grille pattern balances height and width perfectly. Fixed windows are the most energy-efficient replacement window style available, and they improve the air-, moisture-, and vapor barrier.
Tip #3. One Style Rarely Fits Every Room
While driving through a well-established neighborhood populated with single-story, brick homes, you’ll likely notice that each home has several different styles. A box window over the sink is just as common as an awning or casement replacement window in the bathroom that provides extra ventilation.
The key to complementing your home’s architectural elements is selecting the proper frame and trim. In areas where you want to bring in every drop of natural lighting possible, you’ll want narrow frames, so your glass is slightly bigger. Recessed windows typically melt into the background unless you choose accessories that emphasize their existence. Download the 3D mobile app, visit our inspiration gallery or experiment with the online visualizer tool to help you get a better idea of what each style will look like in your own home.
Explore Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Replacement Window Styles for Every Home & Every Room
Renewal by Andersen of Long Island’s beautiful, high quality Fibrex frame replacement windows are designed and built to exacting standards, ensuring your home’s windows will perform perfectly for decades. To explore options that complement the unique architectural character of your home simply fill in the short form on this page or dial 1-877-313-9052 to schedule a home consultation today.
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