Give Your Home a Brand-New Look with Stylish Window Replacements
If eyes are the windows to the soul, then the physical windows on your Southern Pennsylvania home have a pretty significant role to play. Whether your current window installations are outdated, drafty, or simply don’t do anything to add beauty to your home, then it’s time for an upgrade.
At Tyco’s Roofing we offer the following window services:
New Window Installation
So, whether you have old windows you want to replace or you’d like to introduce some natural light into an area that doesn’t yet have a window, our team has got you covered. Learn more about our window replacement and installation options, and contact our team to schedule an estimate today.
Types of Windows
When thinking about window replacements, it’s important to consider how each window affects the exterior appearance of your home as well as the interior environment of the room it’s installed in. Color, panes, grids, screens, and window type all affect the final product of each window installation and replacement.
Discover different styles of windows to gather inspiration for your next window replacement project, and contact our team if you have any questions.
Bay & Bow Windows
Bay windows are multi-panel windows that protrude from the wall of your home. They have at least three panels. Similarly, bow windows also protrude from the wall of your home but do so in a smooth curve rather than angled panels.
These windows are larger, introduce more natural light from multiple angles, and can create the perfect setting for a breakfast nook or reading window. This window installation type generally looks best on the main floor of the home, but can also look beautiful when stacked on multiple floors.
Casement and Awning Windows
Casement and awning windows are installed on hinges within a window frame so that you can open windows vertically or horizontally. This stylish window type allows you to open windows fully to allow in the greatest amount of fresh air and natural light.
Awning windows that open horizontally may also allow you to keep windows open during a light rain without risking moisture coming in through the window screen. Either of these window installation types look great in any area of the home as long as the windows have enough room to open.
If you’re looking for a window style that is easy to clean and offers different airflow options, double-hung windows are your best option. The two window sashes are installed independently of one another, allowing you to open either or both at the same time.
While the sashes will always overlap in some capacity, many homeowners find this style of window convenient to use and easy to maintain. This style of window looks great in bathrooms and bedrooms.
If your home’s floor plan includes a basement, egress windows are a must! These types of windows are required in any basement bedroom or living area to provide a secondary escape route in the event of a fire or emergency.
Egress windows are more than just a safety feature, though. They also provide warmth, fresh air, and natural light that a concrete-encased basement would otherwise lack. There are also a variety of designs available for egress windows, so they can be just as beautiful as the window installations on your home’s upper floors.
For those who have an indoor herb garden or collection of houseplants that like a lot of natural light, garden windows are the perfect solution to keep your plants beautiful and healthy year-round. This style of window installation projects outward, providing a glass ledge and extra sunlight for your plants.
This window style looks great in kitchens, bathrooms, or any areas with small houseplants that you want to provide extra light for. It is important to think about where these windows are installed though, as they protrude from the home’s exterior wall and will affect the profile of your home.
Glass Block Windows
Glass block windows are popular in bathrooms and areas where you want to introduce natural light without sacrificing privacy. Blocks of textured glass are installed in a grid in a variety of sizes, allowing you to customize the amount of light that this style of window installation lets into your home.
This unique window installation refracts light beautifully through its wavy surface, making it a great option for not only your bathroom but any area where you’d like an accent window.
This style of window installation is classic and traditional. One pane is static, while the other can slide open and closed. It’s available in a variety of colors, grids, sizes, and other style options to seamlessly integrate with the rest of your home’s interior and exterior design.
Sliding window installations are a great option for any area of your home, are easy to use, and look great with a variety of home styles.
For areas of your home where you want to introduce natural light and fresh air but want to maintain privacy, frosted and textured window panes are a must. Similar to glass block windows, privacy windows help you maintain discretion in areas of your home like bathrooms and powder rooms.
One difference between privacy windows and glass block windows to consider is the ability to open privacy windows. This allows you to introduce fresh air, but will also remove the privacy pane when the window is open.
Window Pane Options
Now that we’ve explored a variety of window installation styles, it’s time to look into the window panes themselves. Different window pane options allow you to customize your window replacements even more to create the perfect interior environment and exterior aesthetic.
Minimize temperature fluctuations and reflect unnecessary summer heat with Low-E glass coatings on your window replacements. Not only does Low-E work to reflect heat both inside and outside of your home, but it also protects your interior from UV rays. This means you won’t have to worry about bright and vibrant home decor fading due to sun exposure.
Argon Gas Layer
Improve the insulation of your windows by investing in an argon gas layer. This window installation option is manufactured by encasing argon gas between two window panes. The properties of this layer help improve the insulation factor of your windows, which improves energy efficiency and temperature regulation within your home — regardless of the time of year.
Most window replacements are installed with double-pane glass. This creates an airtight seal between panes, which helps improve insulation and prevent fogging or moisture buildup.
If you’re looking for even better window insulation, triple-pane glass window replacements can help improve energy efficiency even more than double-pane glass. These windows are also ideal if you’re looking for opportunities to soundproof your home.
Customize the grid of your window replacements to give your home an entirely new look. More gridding adds texture to the interior and exterior of your home, while less gridding creates a clean and modern look.
If you’re not sure what type of window grid would look best, our team is here to help you choose an option that will accentuate the existing features of your home.
Color is another great way to customize your window installation. Choose colors that are similar to your current color scheme so that the frames blend in or contrasting colors to make your windows stand out and make a statement.
Choose the Window Replacement That’s Right for You
With so many styles and customization options to choose from for your window replacements, it’s important to choose a trustworthy and experienced team to guide you through the process. Contact Tyco’s Roofing today to schedule an estimate for a full-home window replacement project.