Homeowners may sometimes find themselves confused in the process of choosing replacement windows. Fortunately, things can be made easier if they consider the home’s architectural style and if they decide on the purpose of their new windows.
Taking the architectural style of homes into account is easier said than done, however; a wide range of architectural styles, from Federal to Dutch Colonial Revival, is largely common, and homeowners need to familiarize themselves with those styles before they can make a well-informed decision. While the wrong window style won’t have a direct effect on how the windows function, it will distort the entire architectural design. The concept of architectural design means that the elements of a residential property should match with one another to achieve aesthetic cohesiveness, which is something mismatched windows just cannot.
For an easier selection process, homeowners can turn to window replacement professionals who provide a slew of window styles. They need to remember, though, that certain rules of thumb apply in window style selection and that these rules are in place not to throw people off but to aid them. For instance: those with Federal-style homes can opt for double-hung windows, while those with Dutch Colonial-style homes can choose dormer windows.