Even with the number of customization options, replacement windows boil down to a few standard styles. What if your home needs something more than standard four-sided windows? In today’s post, local replacement window and roofing company Howard Roofing & Home Improvements shares the advantages of specialty windows.
What Are Specialty Windows?
Specialty windows are windows that do not follow standard window styles like casement, sliding or double-hung. Its main characteristic is its shape: where standard windows are rectangular in shape, specialty windows can be made with three or five or more sides. Four-sided shapes can be trapezoids. Some specialty windows can be made with a combination of one or more curved sides, or even a full circle.
Specialty windows can be mulled with standard window styles to create unusual window shapes while allowing ventilation and other functions provided by the latter. Custom grilles can also be made to match the specialty window’s outlines. Specialty windows are typically built to specifications, therefore you need to work with a window and roofing contractor who offers custom replacement windows.
What Specialty Windows Can Do for Your Home
Installing specialty window in your home has many benefits:
Unique Aesthetics — Unique window shapes can grab anyone’s attention, both from the curb and from the inside. Some of the most popular examples are circular clerestory windows installed on gables, and half-moon windows mulled with standard operable window styles. The latter adds a cathedral-like quality to certain home styles.
Improved Energy Efficiency — Like picture windows, specialty windows are installed straight to the frame, making it more airtight than other standard window styles. With insulated glazing, it helps reduce your home’s indoor cooling and heating requirements, resulting in energy savings.
More Natural Light — Mulling a specialty window with a standard one increases the window glass area, which allows more natural light into your home. In addition to making your home look more spacious, it helps reduce the need for daytime electrical lighting and opens up your home for a better view. Natural lighting also has known health benefits related to regular sleep cycles.
Looking for replacement window installers or roofers in the area? Call Howard Roofing & Home Improvements at (636) 296-1057. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in St. Louis, MO, and surrounding communities.