Like many home components – including roofs, siding and doors – windows are available in different styles, colors and functionality. If you’re in the market for new windows, consider asking a contractor about specialty windows.
Specialty or custom windows offer more benefits than off-the-shelf options that many DIY enthusiasts like to install on their own. Here are some of those benefits:
Specialty windows have that tailor-made fit that makes them instantly recognizable as custom-made. There are no problems with gaps, which is a common concern when you install stock windows that don’t really fit. When you get specialty windows, you can have them made for maximal viewing areas without compromising the structural integrity of the frame.
When you get your windows from a reputable window contractor, they will take exact measurements of the wall openings so your windows will fit snugly. Energy-efficient windows installed with that snug fit prevent the escape of heated or cooled air. This improves your home’s comfort levels while also protecting your HVAC from being overworked and consuming too much energy.
Discuss the look and style of the windows you want with your contractor. They can create custom windows that fit your taste. When you shop for stock windows, you are limited to more traditional designs. Manufacturers of specialty windows allow more flexibility in the design department. You can also get the same design in almost any size.
Makes Matching Older Windows Possible
If you choose to replace only the windows on one side of your home (the front, for instance), but the manufacturer of your old windows may have stopped producing the design of your windows or has made some changes to it, you have no choice but to live with windows that don’t match.
Although this isn’t always a bad thing, especially if the windows you’re replacing are on the same side, some homeowners want the exact design of their old windows. With specialty windows, you might be able to find a contractor that can design your new windows to match your old ones.
It’s also easier to have specialty windows made to match the rest of your home for better aesthetics.
Twin Cities Siding Professionals is a trusted window replacement company. We also offer doors and James Hardie® siding. We use only high-quality products from reputable manufacturers. Call us today at (651) 967-0873, or fill out this form to tell us about your project. We will get in touch with you in Minneapolis.