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Tips for Choosing the Right Window Size for Your Home

Have you found the best windows for your home yet? When choosing windows, keep in mind that aside from color and style, you also need to consider the size. While there is no formula for it, you should go for a window size that meets building codes and won’t clash with your home’s architecture.

Read on for tips on choosing the right window size.

Take Note of Orientation

Choosing the right sizes of units for your window and door replacement can help you save on heating and cooling costs. In the winter, larger windows in the north can help with heating. Meanwhile, south-facing windows should be smaller to prevent heat loss during the cooler months and minimize heat gain in summer. East- and west-facing windows should also be on a smaller scale to keep rooms from getting too hot in the warm months.

Other Things to Consider

When selecting windows, make sure that the sills are low enough so you can still see the outside even when you’re sitting. For rooms with high ceilings, the windows should be tall enough for a balanced look. Your windows may require safety or tempered glass if the glass is too close to the floor.

Moreover, there should be enough space above the units for curtain rods and other window treatments. You must choose the length and width of units based on their proportion to the other features of your home, both in the interior and exterior.

A good window contractor will help you choose the ideal window style, size and colors for your home. At Renewal by Andersen® of Springfield, we will handle every step of your window replacement project for you. Whether you need double hung replacement windows or new patio doors, you can count on us for superior window and door replacement. Give us a call at (417) 268-9301, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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