Looking for new window hardware? Here are the trends to consider.
It’s great to have replacement windows that are efficient, durable, and provide great views. But it’s also nice to have those windows look good – something that impresses. Whether it’s a matter of choosing the right material for your Overland Park windows or added features, there are a few trends that stand out. Here are a few of our favorite trends in window hardware, whether they’ve cropped up lately or lasted for years.
Vinyl windows have been a popular option almost since their first creation. Vinyl has a stronger thermal resistance and a smooth, sleek look. It also doesn’t warp or rot like wood. Best of all, vinyl is remarkably affordable. However, some homeowners have begun to be wary of vinyl windows because cheap vinyl tends to be, well, cheap quality. High quality vinyl, however, is still very much in style. Consider Simonton Windows, with sleek vinyl and a double lifetime limited warranty. These windows hold up, look great, and don’t break the bank.
Welded Sash and Frame
Energy efficiency is important for any window, and the need for it becomes more important as the weather begins to change. No one wants windows that let too much air through, causing drafts in their home and an increase in their HVAC bills. That’s why lately, many window manufacturers — like Simonton — have taken to fusion welding the sashes and frames together. They take other precautions as well, like spacer systems that boost the window’s insulation. But fusion welded sashes and frames ensure that air doesn’t slip through the cracks and bring a chill into your home.
Curved Lift Handles
Curved lift handles on windows don’t just look good (although it’s true they add a sort of streamlined class to windows). They also make for a smoother operation. Opening and closing windows is easier with these handles, with very little resistance involved. Plus, when the window is closed, it looks great. It has a smooth, modern sort of look that fits with the modern appearance of good vinyl windows.
These are just a few window hardware trends out there, and ultimately it comes down to your taste. At Johnson County Siding & Window Co., we offer replacement fiberglass and vinyl windows that are efficient, easy to operate, and look excellent. Contact us today for more information.