Are you thinking of getting new windows in time for the summer? There are numerous factors to consider while selecting the appropriate window for your home. One of them is their size, which will depend on how you want your property to appear from both your interiors and exteriors. Furthermore, there are building codes that must be followed.
However, if you still need assistance picking the correct size for your windows, Triangle Home Exteriors has some recommendations.
1. Architectural Style
Your home’s architectural style is a crucial factor in window sizing. A row of big windows might look great on a modern home, but not so much on a traditional one. The mismatch could negatively impact your home’s curb appeal and value, which is why you need to choose window sizes and styles that match your home’s overall design. A designer can assist you to decide on your home’s style and the ideal windows.
2. Width-to-Height Proportion
This is largely determined by the type of windows you select, as well as their operation and weight distribution. Picture windows are fixed, which means they can come in any form or size. Sliding windows are often broader, while double-hung windows are typically taller.
3. Sill Height
The sill height refers to the distance between the window’s base and the ground. Egress windows must act as an emergency exit, and the sill height should be no more than 44 inches in accordance with local building codes and regulations. Bedrooms are usually the only rooms that are required to have one egress window. The height of the sill on other windows varies depending on their function.
4. Head Height
A window’s head height is how near the window’s top is to the ceiling. Again, this is a design choice. Taller windows mean more light. A curtain rod cannot be installed if the head height is too low. You must also consider window upkeep and how to reach the upper part of your windows.
If you are considering replacing your windows, get in touch with Triangle Home Exteriors. We offer an exclusive 100% Full-Service Warranty, which means no job is complete until you’re completely satisfied. We guarantee that all of our work will be of the utmost quality. Call us today at (919) 615-1101 or fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We proudly serve homeowners in Cary, NC, and the surrounding areas.