Growing in popularity over the last several years, new home construction builds offer several potential benefits to homebuyers. These options allow you a great deal of customization and control over the design process of the home, plus a brand-new space that has not been worn down in any way.
At Peach Building Products, we’re here to tell you about one major area of new home construction for you to consider: Window selection. We offer a wide range of custom windows that features numerous materials and design options, ensuring you’ll be able to find the perfect choice for your new space. Let’s go over some of the window frame materials that are generally best for modern new home construction, plus some styles you may look into as well.
There are several materials you might choose for erecting a new home from the ground up, each with its own set of benefits. Here are some of the most common:
- Vinyl: One of the most popular window materials today is vinyl, which comes with extremely low maintenance and at a great cost. Vinyl window frames are extremely energy efficient, plus can be painted a variety of colors to meet any design you require. Their base format is usually in white, however.
- Aluminum: If strength is a primary concern for you, aluminum windows might be the way to go. These options are highly durable and will resist various weather elements, though they do require the proper internal components to remain efficient. These are also low-cost options that require limited upkeep.
- Fiberglass: One area many homeowners worry about with windows is expansion and contraction, common in wood materials. This can lead to air flow where it’s not desired. Fiberglass windows, however, experience no expansion or contraction, plus are extremely durable and highly aesthetically pleasing.
- Wood or wood composite: Natural-looking materials that naturally insulate against even extreme temperatures.
You also have several options for window styles, including the ability to mix and match based on the area of the new home:
- Single- or double-hung windows: These are the most common residential window types, and can be used pretty much anywhere.
- Casement windows: Hinged windows that pivot outward and are easy to operate. These are great for living room areas.
- Awning windows: Hinged windows from the top, pivoting outward as well. These are common in high wall areas for providing ventilation, such as bathrooms.
- Sliding windows: Best in living rooms or dining rooms, these offer wider views.
- Bay or bow windows: These options project out from their foundation, leading to greater square footage and beautiful aesthetics.
- Garden windows: These are a miniature form of bay windows that commonly go behind the kitchen sink.
- Picture or geometric windows: Fixed windows that are not meant to open, but rather to allow in natural light in areas where ventilation isn’t required.
For more on choosing the right windows for new home construction, or to learn about any of our custom windows, doors, shutters or any of our other services, speak to the staff at Peach Building Products today.