In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some qualities you should be considering if you’re looking to upgrade your home or building to a modern window setup. Today’s windows offer you several excellent practical and aesthetic benefits, but understanding these features and when they’re best applicable will also go a long way toward everything from basic home comfort to property value and more.
At Peach Building Products, we’re happy to offer a huge range of window options, blinds, shutters and everything else you need to create a sleek, modern window setup in any home or building. While part one of our series was centered around the qualities of windows to prioritize, today’s part two will dig into a few of the different styles you might be looking into, plus some general qualities of each of these.
Sliding or Moving Windows
For a clean, simple opening and closing method that’s perfect for many modern homes, sliding windows are enormously popular today. In particular, there are several floor-to-ceiling window options that can be stacked on top of one another – this actually becomes a telescoping patio door when it’s set up this way.
The glass can slide out of sight, making it easy to open to the outside. Because of all the natural light this lets in, one of our key themes from part one, you see the major value here.
Bi-fold is a setup type that refers to both windows and doors alike. These options expand into an adjoining outdoor space, and have become wildly popular over recent years. Speak to our team about options for both windows and doors here.
Casement or Awnings
Also referred to as crank or push windows, these are the type that open manually, with hinges located on one side or even at the top of the frame. One of the key benefits of these window options for those who go with them: Ventilation, which is easy to achieve. They’re also ideal for a great exterior view, as there are no hanging items or pieces that block any part of your aesthetic.
You might also consider sidelites or transom windows, which go above and beside casements to add light and architecture.
Corners and Specialty Shapes
Corner windows are ideal not only for views, but also for some dynamism within the interior design. They wrap around the corner of a room, with several design options depending on your precise desires.
There are also many specialty or custom window shapes out there, especially for homes or buildings with unique architectural setups. These may include triangles, squares, half-circles and others.
For more on the various modern window styles you might consider for your home or building, or to learn about any of our window and door services, speak to the staff at Peach Building Products today.