Considering installing new windows? Here’s a pro-tip: To quickly narrow down your options, find out which window styles are usually featured within a particular architectural style.
Kroll Construction, your trusted window replacement contractor, compiled a primer on the different window styles and their corresponding architectural styles:
Casement windows are one of the most popular types of windows in the country. They have simple frame designs that maximize their glass areas, giving you wide, unobstructed views of the scenery outside. Design-wise, casement windows are commonly used in European architectural styles. However, they’re also quite versatile. With some minor customization, casement windows can complement a wide variety of architectural styles.
Improved natural lighting is one of the benefits of installing replacement windows. Increasing the amount of sunlight that enters your home gives the illusion of a larger interior and brightens the mood inside. If you want to maximize the amount of sunlight that enters your home, we recommend installing bay windows. They have large glass panes that let in more sunlight than other types of windows.
Extra square footage—which can possibly increase your home’s property value—is another benefit of bay windows, which protrude from your home’s walls. Design-wise, bay windows are usually found in large homes.
Routine maintenance is vital to keeping your windows in good condition. Fortunately, there are several ways to lower your windows’ maintenance. For instance, you can install an easy-to-clean window like double-hung windows. The sashes of this window can be tilted outwards, allowing you to clean exterior glass panes from inside your home.
Design-wise, double-hung windows are a common feature in Georgian-style homes. For more design tips, consult one of your local roofing companies.
Kroll Construction has been serving Detroit residents since 1961. We offer a wide range of professional exterior services, including window replacement services. To request a quote, call us at (888) 338-6340 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Detroit as well as the surrounding Michigan communities.