Custom Windows - A Way to Make Your Home Appealing and Attractive

Do you like to have custom windows that are the result of your imagination? If you don’t like the design of windows available in the market and want to have something that is right according to your requirements, it is recommended to design windows on your own. The best part about installing customized windows is the opportunity to add or omit whatever features you want. Normally, the configurations that are taken into consideration include:

  • Fixed/non-operable picture windows
  • Double hung windows that have two moving sashes
  • Single hung that have one moving sash
  • Picture slider windows that have three sections, a fixed part and two sliding vents that open to the middle
  • Horizontal slider that opens by sliding to the side
  • Awning windows that are hinged on top and cranks open
  • Casement windows that are hinged on the side

Mechanism

The next step to make custom windows is to consider the type of mechanism you would like to see in the windows. The selection will depend upon various factors consisting of the appearance of your home, design or cost constraints and fire codes. For this, you can even take assistance from experts as they are having better knowledge and experience to help you in making the right decision. Since they have been in the industry for a long time, you can rely on their suggestions to deal with your problem as they would have already solved relevant problems in the past.

Frames for Custom Windows

Normally, there are three types of window frames that you should consider. They include:

  • Vinyl Frames

During their initial stage, vinyl frames didn’t work to satisfy homeowners’ needs due to which, they have a negative imagine and now, homeowners do not want to use them in making their custom windows. Though, the advantage of installing these windows is that you do not have to paint them and even, they do not warp, peel or chip.

  • Thermal Break Aluminum Frame

Aluminum windows are provided with a thermal barrier that works as an insulator for heat or cold, though, they are not as useful as wood or vinyl windows. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the customer windows with aluminum frames are marine glazed. Other important things to keep in mind are:

  • Interlocking sashes
  • Availability of glass options
  • Air pockets between the glass panes
  • Wood Frames

If you have decided to use wood frames for the home, following features should be taken into consideration:

  • Air gap between the glass panes is at least ½ inch
  • Quality locks and hardware
  • Quality wood that does not twist or warp
  • Vinyl or metal exterior to eliminate painting and reduce maintenance

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