Let there be Light! The homes in the new millennium will require lots of glass and windows. Large windows make for bright rooms and lots of light.
One of the most important decisions to make when building a new home is choosing the right windows and doors. A window and door package can be as much as 10% of the overall construction costs.
The quality of the windows and doors that are used in new home construction is a direct reflection of the overall quality of a home. Quality windows and doors are synonymous with quality homes.
However, it is important to understand that for many families the quality of windows and doors in a new home is not a high priority. Many growing families on a limited budget feel that a larger home is more important - and therefore a more economical window and door package would be the better decision.
There is a wide array of window styles - double hung, casement, awning and sliders. There are round top windows, clerestory, Palladian, octagon and many other customized type window units. Most window companies have thousands of standard sized windows to choose from.
There is also a wide selection of entry type doors - a standard 3' entry door, 6' and 8' sliding doors, atrium doors, french doors and many other types to choose from.
The style of the home often dictates the style of windows and doors to be used. Contemporary homes traditionally use casement, sliding or awning windows. Traditional and colonial style homes usually use double hung and casement windows with grilles.
For the best results in choosing windows and doors contact Mountain View Homes of Greentown. They can help you choose the right home and the right windows and doors! Call, e-mail or fax us at your convenience.
Below are some of the websites of the better known window and door companies.
Pella Windows and Doors