Aesthetic Appeal and More – Part 1: The Aesthetics of Window Replacements

Aesthetic Appeal and More – Part 1: The Aesthetics of Window Replacements

November 02, 2016

Double Hung Windows — For the Traditional Look

Double hung windows are an old standby, but that doesn’t mean that they’re outdated or have gone out of style. In fact, they are still the most commonly-installed windows in all of the United States today, with a market share that’s vastly bigger than any of the others. There’s a reason this old, but dependable, style of window is still the most popular in America.

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Since the 17th century, double hung windows have seen wide use in the U.S., although they’ve been around for longer than that. Their use in many historic houses has caused them to be associated with that kind of timeless, old-fashioned charm, making them a great match for more traditional homes, such as ones built in the Cape Cod, Georgian, Queen Anne, and American Farmhouse styles.

Bay and Bow Windows — An Elegant Architectural Statement

Jutting out beyond a home’s exterior wall, bay and bow windows add a striking, attention-grabbing feature to your home’s exterior. Variations on the same compound window design, the bay window is differentiated from the bow window by its rather more box-like or trapezoidal shape. Where a bay window will typically have only three sides, the more gently-curving bow window can have anywhere from four to six panels.

From within your home, the effect of either bay or bow window can be equally as striking. Not only do they provide more illumination than most other windows in the same situation, they also subtly add to the perception of space in a room by adding actual usable space.

Versatile enough to be installed just about anywhere in your home, the room you install it in will dictate whether the space created will be a reading nook, additional seating for your living or dining spaces, or even just added shelf space in your bedroom or den.

That’s the view from the outside, more or less, but your windows can also do great things for the view from within! More on this in Part 2!

Hear From Our Customers

This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

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