With the number of variations in window size, color and profile, it’s easy to overlook the fact that windows come in only a handful of styles. But what if your home requires more than your typical four-sided windows? In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Denver discusses the advantages of specialty windows.
What Are Specialty Windows?
Specialty windows are windows that have special functions and/or do not follow standard window styles such as sliding, casement or double-hung windows. Specialty windows are typically shaped anything but four-sided: it could be a circle, a triangle or various types of polygons like trapezoids.
Specialty windows can be combined with standard window styles to create an interesting shape. For example, a half-moon window with a flat bottom can be installed above a double-hung window to make the top more rounded and evoke a cathedral-like look. Because of their considerably irregular shapes, specialty windows are typically fixed windows. This means they cannot be opened and closed, just like picture windows. They can, however, be installed onto existing wall openings like other types of replacement windows.
What Can Specialty Windows Do for Your Home?
Installing specialty windows offers the following benefits:
Aesthetic — When combined with standard window styles, specialty windows can improve a home aesthetically, indoors and outdoors. They can also add a more authentic look for certain architectural styles.
Improved energy efficiency — Fixed window styles like specialty windows and picture windows are more energy-efficient: there are no gaps where air could leak as the glass is installed straight to the frame.
More natural light — Combining a specialty window with a standard one increases the amount of glass, which allows more natural light in. Daylighting, or the practice of utilizing natural light as the primary source of indoor lighting, can help make your home look more spacious and cheerful. It also helps reduce the need to use electrical lighting during the day. Daylighting also has known health benefits, such as promoting healthy amounts of sleep through exposure to daytime-nighttime cycles.
Renewal by Andersen® of Denver is one of the leading replacement window companies serving customers in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO, as well as the surrounding communities. Give us a call at (303) 968-3287. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.