It takes time and effort to do research for your door or window replacement, but it’s almost always well worth the effort. Proper research can help you figure out what to expect before, during and after your project, helping it be a stress-free process. Even after doing your research though, you may be tempted to think that all doors and windows available on the market are the same. This is an easy mistake to make, especially if you’re upgrading from extremely old units. Any window or door would represent a huge step up from what you’ve been living with!
It’s important to note that these units vary significantly t in br and, design and material. There are plenty of options available for every need, so take the time to consult the experts about the ideal styles for your specific architecture. To help you avoid choosing the wrong doors and windows for your home, here’s a rundown of which units are ideal, depending on your home style.
- Traditional – Traditional homes exude a simple yet timeless appeal. Numerous home styles can fall under this category, including Cape Cod, Colonial and Georgian. For doors, it’s best to choose entryway units made of wood or fiberglass in wood stain finishes for a classic look. For windows, bays and bows go well with these traditional home styles because of their eye-catching structure, while double-hung windows are ideal as well for their timeless design.
- Contemporary – Contemporary structures are characterized by sleek designs, clean lines and asymmetrical shapes. They feature large and open spaces. Because of their clean, minimalist look, contemporary homes go well with simple entryways with geometric shapes and metallic finishes. To make doors look a little more inviting, try choosing doors in a warm, wood finish. For windows, replacement units with expansive glass areas, such as picture and sliding windows, make great choices.
Security is one of the top functions of your doors and windows, but is often overlooked. In Part 3 of this blog series, we’ll talk about how you can avoid security-related mistakes during the replacement process.