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Window Sizes: Which Suits Your Home Best?

When it comes to choosing the right window size for a room, there are plenty of factors to consider. One of the most critical factors you have to think about is the size of the window. 

Window Sizes

Before you start looking for an ideal window solution for your home, you should learn basic things about the way of specifying the standard window sizes. Windows installation expert Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta highlights several things to keep in mind when you are choosing the size and style of your new windows. Here are a few factors to consider.

  • Building Codes

These restrictions are mostly for safety and you want to be sure your new windows meet the local standards. If you are not sure what the local codes are you can check with a contractor, builder or window installer for more information. They will help make sure your new windows will meet those standards.

  • Architectural Style

A row of oversized windows would work well on a modern home, but they would stick out on a traditional-style home. The mismatch could ruin the curb appeal and drive down the value of your home. Consult with a designer to help you figure out the style of your home and the best windows.

  • Window Width-to-Height Proportion

This mostly comes down to the types of windows you choose, the operation and the distribution of weight. Picture windows come in almost any shape and size because they are fixed. Sliding windows are often wider windows and double-hung windows are often taller.

  • Window Sill Height

The sill height is how far the base of the window is off the ground. Egress windows need to function as an exit in case of emergency and building codes generally say sill height should be no more than 44 inches. The sill height on other windows can vary depending on the functionality.

  • Window Head Height

Taller and higher windows mean more natural light. But if the head height is too close to the ceiling you cannot install a curtain rod. You also have to consider maintenance and how you will be able to reach the tops of your windows.

At Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta, our commitment to exceptional products and outstanding customer service is embodied in every aspect of our company. From customizable casement windows to courteous, knowledgeable staff that will help and support you throughout the entire buying process, we strive to make certain that your window replacement experience exceeds all your expectations.

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"I had a very good experience with Renewal by Andersen, the large specialty window I purchased was expertly installed and looks beautiful."

Josh & Lauren, Grayson GA
May 25, 2016

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