If you are updating your roof, siding, or doors, it may throw off the overall look of the home. The integrity of the exterior of the home is especially important if you might choose to sell the home in the future. Any time you change a major part of your home’s exterior, consider changing windows and doors to match, or opting for roofing and siding that works with the windows and doors you already have. Synergy between all of the exterior elements of the home is important. Keep these things in mind while planning your window project:
Stick with Your Home’s Architectural Style
A home’s architecture is what makes it unique. Pinpoint which architectural style your home falls under, and ask your supplier to direct you towards windows in that realm. Pay attention to color, shape, and other details that make the windows unique. Consider how they’ll look against the existing roofing and siding of your home.
Consider Your Window’s Purpose
Windows are multi-functional. Are you adding windows for décor, or utility? This will help you determine the ideal size and look to buy. Do you want them to slide up and down, or do you prefer them to swing open? Would it be beneficial to invest in energy efficient windows? They can prove to be a money saving investment in the long term. Consider these questions when examining which windows to invest in.
Plan Your Color Scheme
Determine what color windows and accents you’d like for your home’s exterior before buying anything or making any final decisions. Consider the other colors in the inside and outside of your home.
Consider Airflow and Lighting in the Room
Remember to think about how much light and air can get into the home through the windows you’ve chosen. Windows on opposing walls will enable fresh breezes to flow through the home nicely. They’ll also make a your home more bright during the day.
Determine Which Direction Your Home Faces
This one is more of a tip for your home’s interior. The way your house faces places an extreme importance for the glare you experience during sunsets and sunrises. For example, an all-chrome kitchen would not do well with large windows, if it’s on the east or west side of the house. Pay attention to which sides of your house get the most constant sunlight. These might be areas of your home that should have large windows.

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