Should You Choose Similar Replacement Windows to Your Current Ones?

by / Wednesday, 15 February 2017 / Published in Info Articles

You may not be particularly bothered about what your windows look like, but at the same time may recoil at the thought of having mismatched windows on the outside of your house. But what if only one of your windows need to be replaced?

Many people think that their replacement windows need to be the same as their old ones. This may be for aesthetic purposes, so they blend in with the rest of the property, or they may think that only one kind of window should be used in a home.

Choose Similar Replacement Windows

Can You Put Any Kind of Windows in Your Property?

The answer to this is yes and no. Technically, any type of window can fit inside a gap, so long as it has the right dimensions. However, you should consider the functionality of your choice before locking in a decision.

For example, although wood windows look great, they tend to absorb water, and may be a poor window replacement choice for those who live near the sea, in wet climates or humid areas. A sliding window is unlikely to be practical in a small space, and you may want to consider frosted glass for indoor panes.

However, don’t think that you must replace your windows with carbon copies of the original ones because you have no choice. A supplier will be able to advise you on whether there are alternative materials, styles and sizes that may be more practical for the space you have available. A large, swing closure window may be ideal if you need to pass objects through it, while a patterned window style may offer you additional privacy where needed.

Aesthetic Considerations

Gone are the days where design was regimented and strict. Modern homes are embracing their ability to mix and match their designs for aesthetic purposes.

You may not be thrilled with the idea of placing two very different styles of window next to each other, but could it be good to have a different shape and style in the back compared to the front of your property? You might want to take your time going over your options and properly visualizing the elements before changing anything.

Windows can add shape, interest and symmetry to your exterior design, so if you want to be bold and try something new for your next window replacement, don’t be afraid to contact a reputable supplier and to get creative suggestions.

Sources:

10 Things to Know About Window Replacement, DIYNetwork.com)

10 Exterior Design Lessons That Everyone Should Know, FreshHome.com  

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