Window Design Trends For 2018
When choosing windows for your home, it is always important to be aware of current window trends, the overall design of your home, and even prevailing look of your entire neighborhood. At American Made Windows, we can help you choose the right windows to keep your home in-style with windows, accessories and even suggest the right type of window treatments.
Choosing Your Windows
While double-hung windows are still the most common window option, a new trend is adding custom shaped windows to your home. No room is the same, and your windows shouldn’t be either! With dozens of choices at American Made Windows, you can create a custom window design for your home that will stand out.
Let the Sun Shine Through
Larger casement windows have definitely risen in popularity due to their ability to control ventilation easily. One of the major benefits of adding larger windows to your home is lighting. Large windows obviously allow more natural light into your home, which can save you money on your heating bill also. Homes with higher ceilings, often add architectural windows in higher on the walls allowing natural light to reach places it would not ordinarily. At American Made Windows, we offer many different custom options for you to choose from to ensure we find the right look for your home.
Consider Vinyl Windows
Wood windows have always been a timeless choice, but they do require extensive upkeep in order to maintain functionality, security, and appearance. Wood windows do tend to rot and warp over time. Because of this, vinyl windows have risen in popularity, especially those that are structurally reinforced and crafted using the kind of premium PVC vinyl used here at American Made.
Add Color to Your Windows
Vinyl windows are more definitely more energy efficient and less expensive than wood, but also provide the opportunity to customize your look with interior and exterior color options. Why choose white when colors are available. With some well organized planning and the help of your professional American Made Window designer, you can achieve outstanding results. By using ColorTech, you can choose from 12 standard exterior colors and an array of optional designer colors for our entire line of vinyl windows and patio doors. ColorTech heat reflective coating is a water-based paint, it is also an environmentally-friendly product.
Upgrade Your Windows with Accessories
Think you are done designing your windows when you have chosen size, shape, and color? Think again. Every detail counts, including the finishes on your window locks, cranks, and levers. Satin nickel is gaining popularity, but it is important that you choose a hardware finish that fits the look of your home and does not detract from your beautiful windows. Custom grids or etched glass patterns are another way to add style to your windows and will enhance the curb appeal of your home.
Don’t Overlook Energy Efficiency
Have you ever thought about how much energy your old windows waste? Windows and doors account for up to 70% of the lost energy in your home. You may be surprised how much money our American-Made energy-efficient glass windows can save you. The type of glass you choose for your windows greatly affects the flow of heat that enters and exits your home, as well as the amount of light that comes through. Our high-performance glass options retain heat in the winter and reflect it away in the summer to reduce cooling costs. Our energy-efficient windows also save you money on other items in your home blocking 90-percent more UV rays than ordinary glass, which saves the fabric, furniture, artwork and floor coverings in your home.
Pay Attention to Details
Once you’ve decided on the type of windows that best complement your home, don’t leave them bare! Window treatment trends have recently changed. Read our other blog here about what treatments are available. While bare windows were trending a few years ago, those days are over. It is important you choose the right window treatment to ensure your windows are the focal point of each room. You want your window treatments to be simple enough to flow with the rest of the room, but stylish enough to add personality to the home.
American Made Windows offers a complimentary inspection of your current windows, complete window installation as well as window repair and replacement. No matter what type of windows you need, we have a solution for your home that fits your budget. We pride ourselves on providing jobs right here in America and supplying an American-Made product to you. To find out more about our products, or to schedule a window inspection and estimate, contact us at 228-818-6136, or you can leave a message on our contact page. We provide window products and service for homeowners in the entire Gulf Coast region.