Modern replacement windows come in different styles, shapes and sizes. Like residential and commercial siding, they can also be highly insulated for better energy efficiency.
Contrary to what many homeowners believe, you don’t have to choose the same type of window for your entire house. As long as you’re able to come up with the right balance of styles for every side of your home, you can choose different window styles for different areas. For example, you can choose a specific style just for the bedrooms.
Below are the factors to consider when choosing a window style for your bedrooms. (Pro tip: if you’re thinking about another home improvement project that will coincide nicely with your window replacement, consider re-siding your home.)
Sound control. When choosing a window style for your bedroom, there are some factors you need to consider. One of them is sound control. As this is the place where you’ll spend most of your resting and sleeping hours, you don’t want to be bothered by outside noises. This is why windows with excellent sound control are the right choice.
Light. Just because it’s a bedroom doesn’t mean it has to be dark all the time. You may want to wake up to a great view of the outside world and plenty of natural light streaming into your bedroom. The right balance of darkness and light can also help regulate circadian rhythms for better health and mood-setting. This is why windows that allow in plenty of natural light are a great option when designing your bedroom windows.
Window treatment. Some homeowners love their drapes and curtains, while others prefer blinds or even bare windows. Whatever your choice, make sure to keep it in mind when choosing the style of windows you’ll be installing in your bedroom. South-facing windows receive plenty of sunlight, so you might want to consider adding thick drapes, particularly if your area is hot most of the year. Be careful, however, in covering your windows. Allowing at least a small portion of the bottom part of your window to be bare can prevent condensation and window overheating. This should be kept in mind when installing ceiling-to-floor drapes.
Building codes. Of course, you also have to consider what building codes will allow. Working with your contractor can help you pull the necessary permits and determine which windows are allowed, which ones aren’t, and which ones come with special conditions.
Casement, horizontal sliding and double-hung windows are some of the best choices when it comes to bedrooms, but they ‘re not your only options. Get in touch with Eagle Creek Siding, LLC, so we can advise you regarding the best replacement windows for your needs. We also offer multi-family siding and other exterior improvement services. Call us today at (360) 570-0396 or message us here.