An article on the Chicago Tribune website dated November 11, 2013, talks about the beauty of octagon windows. An uncommon shape among windows, octagon frames are very decorative and make great additions to any home. The article suggests several places where homeowners can install these types of windows:
The small 8-sided window with a strong resemblance to a stop sign serves a purpose often needed in today’s home. It’s ideal in a tight spot where a ray of daylight is needed to brighten a dark space. It is frequently used to add light in an entry foyer, at the top of a staircase landing or in a small bathroom, all places where it can add architectural interest to an otherwise blank wall. When ventilation is needed, an opening unit is a good choice.
Having such fancy windows can be great for homes, especially properties that badly need to replace ageing and worn fixtures. Windows don’t last forever, and the elements can eventually rob them of their original beauty and performance. Fortunately, homeowners who are looking at installing new windows can select from a wide assortment of styles from reliable window companies in Michigan, to match their home’s architecture and performance needs.
It may seem easy to tell when windows need replacing once they begin to look dull and worn; however, there are other signs that are less overt. If you are feeling drafts indoors, it could be an indication that one of your windows’ sealing is compromised. An increase in energy consumption is also a good sign that some windows need to be replaced with new ones. Additionally, windows that have become difficult to close or open may have parts that have warped, and would thus need to be retired.
As window replacement in Michigan is a delicate job, many experts advise leaving the task to the professionals. New windows will not only restore or enhance a home’s appearance; they can also improve the home’s heat efficiency and ventilation. Homeowners will do well to consult with reputable window contractors like Kroll Construction on which window type would work best for their properties.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Install an octagon window, Chicago Tribune, November 11, 2013)