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Best Windows for Townhomes

12/30/2015 11:41:00 AM

If you own a townhome or are building a new construction unit, selecting the windows is an extremely important decision. Homeowners and professional remodelers alike should know the benefits of different types and materials of windows before selecting the best replacement windows. Because townhomes can be narrow and usually allow for light from just two exterior walls, selecting windows that provide excess natural light, ventilation, and security is crucial.

Best Window Shapes

With a townhome, you likely only have exterior walls in the front and back of your home. Because of this, it’s important to select windows that will let in the most light as possible in order to brighten each room.

Transom Windows

Transom windows go above doors (and sometimes even other windows). Still used for their original purpose to allow for extra light to come into the home above the door, transom windows are popular in townhomes. Since they are higher up and smaller in size, they are extremely secure and complement any home perfectly. They can also make a room feel larger, which can be a great benefit in a narrow townhome.

Bay & Bow Windows

To truly make a room feel bigger, bow and bay windows are the way to go. These types of windows project outwards from the home’s exterior walls, adding more space into the room. The panoramic views allow more natural light to enter your townhome and they also can serve as benches or shelving—increasing the space you have and making your townhome feel longer!

Casement Windows

Casement windows are great in townhomes, where wall space and square footage is more limited than a single family home. Casement windows swing out to open completely—opening more than other windows (including double hung, which only up the top half or the bottom half, or sliding windows, which only open on one side at a time). With the entire window opened out, you can let in more sunlight and allow for a better cross breeze to air out your townhome. Casement windows also provide more security and are harder to break into—allowing your family to rest in the safe comfort of your townhome.

Best Window Materials

At Weather Shield, we have different window types available in a large selection of materials and finishes. Choosing your window material will largely depend on your budget and style of home. Here are the main advantages of some of our top window types:

  • Fiberglass windowsfiberglass windows are some of the best on the market and offer superior energy efficiency and durability.
  • Vinyl windowsvinyl windows are typically more affordable and require minimal maintenance.
  • Wood windows – greatly sought after, wood windows add a historic elegance to townhomes and homes alike. They do, however require extra maintenance because they can contract and expand during extreme changes in temperature and moisture levels. 

Picking New Windows for Your Townhome

Choosing new windows for your townhome is a big job, so don’t feel you need to find all your answers online—find a local window installer that is certified and licensed. A professional window dealer will be helpful in answering all your questions about window types, options, and advantages. That way, you can make sure that you make the right choice for replacement windows for your needs and desires.

If you are considering installing new window in your townhome, contact your local Weather Shield dealer for quality replacement windows installed by highly-trained windows professionals.

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