In Pursuit of Curb Appeal

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In Pursuit of Curb Appeal

Most people spend their time dreaming up ways to improve the insides of their home. They renovate their kitchens, install new flooring, and paint the walls in vibrant colors. As far as I am concerned, however, the outside of the home is just as vital. After working for years as a landscape architect, I'm passionate about the form and function of yards, porches, decks, gardens, and other outdoor spaces. An inviting exterior welcomes guests to my home and encourages them to enjoy themselves. I decided to create a blog that would extol the virtues of curb appeal—and maybe inspire you to take your homemaking efforts outside.

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Four Different Types Of Windows For Your Living Room And Advantages Of Each

The windows in your home serve many purposes. They are used to let in sunlight and they can also be opened up to let in fresh air. They are also a great way to change up the look of any room in your home. If you are thinking about getting replacement windows for your living room, here are four different types from which to choose and some advantages of each.

Sliding Windows

These horizontal windows contain sashes that slide back and forth. This is different from traditional windows that slide up and down. If you are thinking about getting sliding windows in your living room, here are some advantages:

  • Easy to operate
  • Energy efficient
  • Low maintenance 

Sliding windows generally have one or two fixed panels with one or two panels that slide open and close along horizontal tracks. Only half of the window can be opened at one time. 

Double-Hung Windows

These classic-looking windows contain an outside sash that goes down and an inside sash that goes up. If you are thinking about getting double-hung replacement windows, some of the advantages they offer include:

  • Come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors
  • Easy to clean
  • Allow for quadruple weatherstripping for optimum energy efficiency

If you are looking for a type of window you can put a screen or an air conditioner in, double-hung windows are a great option.

Picture Windows

If you are looking for a replacement window but want to steer away from traditional shapes like squares and rectangles, a picture window is perfect for your living room. Also known as accent windows, these large windows contain one pane of glass and come in a variety of shapes including circles, octagons, and pentagons. Besides the different shapes and sizes they come in, some other advantages of picture windows include:

  • Less expensive than other windows of the same size
  • Lets in an abundance of natural light

Because of how much sunlight comes through these larger windows, your living room will be much easier to heat. 

Glass Block Windows

If you want a replacement window that will add a unique element to your living room, consider a glass block window. This type of window has really thick glass, and while the look might not be for everyone, they provide the following advantages: 

  • Energy efficient
  • Durable glass improves home security 
  • Comes in a variety of colors, patterns, and designs

Because it's hard to see through glass block windows, there are no shades or curtains needed for maintaining privacy.

Contact a company like Miller Roofing & Guttering Inc. to learn more about your options.