Window styles are one of the most important factors to consider when replacing windows in your Birmingham home. Choosing the right window style helps ensure that your new replacement windows will last for years to come and improve your home’s energy efficiency.
Installing energy-efficient windows can save Birmingham homeowners $390 a year on their electricity bills. Champion windows, sunrooms and siding meet all Energy Star manufacturing specifications.
Awning windows are hinged at the top and open outward, creating an awning-like effect that gives this window style its name. This makes them ideal for hard-to-reach spots like a stairwell or above your kitchen sink, and they offer a great deal of ventilation even during rainstorms.
Like casement windows, awning windows have no rails or meeting sashes, giving them a spectacular view and excellent ventilation capabilities. They’re also a great choice for spaces that can’t accommodate double-hung or sliding windows, such as a space above a deck.
However, because they open upwards, awning windows don’t provide an easy or safe emergency exit. This is a factor to keep in mind if you’re considering this window type for any high-traffic areas. Also, their outward opening can be a safety hazard for small children who might accidentally run into them.
A bay window is a three-window design that adds a visual interest to your house and expands interior space. It can be constructed from a center window with angled side windows or it can feature two fixed windows and a top-opening casement window for ventilation.
Energy-efficient bay windows help you reduce your utility bills and improve indoor comfort. Their insulated frames and sashes also keep your home’s temperature stable throughout the year.
These windows are attractive to look at and they can increase the value of your property. However, they need regular maintenance to avoid rot and other problems. It is crucial to hire an experienced professional for this task.
Unlike sliding windows, casement windows have single operable sashes hinged on the side and open outward by turning a hand crank. They provide excellent ventilation and unobstructed views. They are also easy to operate and clean, making them a great choice for hard-to-reach areas like over kitchen sinks.
Energy-efficient windows can help you save on your energy costs, especially during Alabama’s hot summers. However, poor installation and shoddy materials can jeopardize the performance of your new replacement windows. That’s why you should choose tried-and-true window installation contractors for your Birmingham home improvement project.
Champion windows, sunrooms, and siding meet all Energy Star manufacturing specifications and requirements, so you can rest assured your new replacement windows will keep heat and cold where they belong – inside your home.
Large picture windows create a “living canvas” in your home, framing a breathtaking panoramic view of the outdoors, whether it’s the city skyline or surrounding woods and hills. They can be paired with other window styles, creating specific window configurations.
Aside from their visual appeal, picture windows offer a number of other benefits:
They are fixed and do not open, so they provide an air-tight barrier against drafts. They also offer the best natural lighting of any window style.
They’re also great for bringing in sun, which is helpful for warming your home in winter. Our team can help you choose the right glass options, upgrades and customizations for your new or replacement picture windows to maximize their functionality. These include:
Pella Architect Series
The Architect Series offers the authenticity of wood. It is designed with intricate details and architecturally compatible hardware. The Architect Series also includes options that complement your home’s unique style and improve energy efficiency.
The windows are made to stand the test of time. They are designed with Pella’s AdvantagePlus and EnduraGuard finishes to protect against stains from mold and mildew, moisture damage and even termite attacks.
Visit our showroom in Birmingham to see the Architect Series for yourself. Then schedule an appointment for a free, no-pressure in-home consultation with one of our professionals. We look forward to bringing your window and door dreams to life! The Architect and Proline 450 Series are ENERGY STAR®-certified. This reduces your utility bills and helps the environment.