Geometric & Special Shaped Windows
Geometric windows and special shaped windows are typically designed to add to the architecture of your home. Geometric windows come in a variety of different geometric shapes. Some of the most popular shapes include clipped and double clipped corner, full circle, half circle, hexagon, triangle, rectangle, octagon, pentagon, cathedral, ellipse, crescent, eyebrow, and trapezoid. There are, however, many other shapes to choose from as well. The sky is the limit when it comes to these windows.
These special shaped windows can be added to any room in your home to give a touch of style. They are also great for use in businesses. They can be stand alone windows, or can be used alongside other windows to help to bring in more light to your home. They can also be paired together to make a design, which can be intricately and uniquely designed to make a one of a kind window area in your home.
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The Benefits of Geometric Windows
Geometric windows definitely have their fair share of advantages. If you have considered this style of window, then you will be happy to know that they are fairly easy to clean, depending on where they are installed. If they are installed up really high, however, they may be harder to get to. There are some types of glass that are considered to be self cleaning, and these can prove to be a lot easier to maintain.
These special shaped windows also offer a custom look for your home or office. They can be added in when you are building your home, or they can be a part of a remodel. Either way, they can add to the value of your home by improving the aesthetic design. Aesthetics are everything these days when it comes to home value.
Another added benefit that comes along with geometric windows is that they can improve the light flow. If you have a room that does not have a window, then a geometric window can be a great way to bring in some natural light. There is nothing that makes a home feel more open than natural light flow, so these windows can really be a great way to boost that.
Aside from adding in some light flow, it can also add a touch of class to your home. People think that these windows are really expensive, so it must be something that only classy people can afford. The good news is that they are actually pretty affordable, so you can get the class without all the cost!
Finally, they can be customized to fit any area in your home. If you have a small area, then you can choose a small size geometric window. Talking to a professional window installer about your options can be a great way for you to figure out what size and shape window will work the best with your home.
The Drawbacks of Geometrical Shape Windows
One of the biggest drawbacks when it comes to geometrical shape windows is the fact that they are really unable to have any sort of functionality. If you need a window that is going to open and close, then this may not be the right option for you. Are you just looking to add some additional light and aesthetic appeal to a particular room in your home? This is when a geometrical shaped window will be a great idea.
Why You Should Consider Low-E Energy Efficient Glass
While windows are great for letting in some light, they can also be a big source of allowing in the heat from the sun. This is why so many people are opting for low-e energy efficient glass. This glass is actually coated with an invisible metallic coating that allows the sun’s rays to bounce back away from the glass, rather than it being drawn into your house to make it hotter during the summer months. This type of glass can actually save you on your electric bill as well. In fact, it can save up to 25% on your utility bills over the course of the year.
To really ensure the most energy efficiency, look for windows that have the Energy Star approval. On top of being great for energy efficiency, geometric windows are generally lower maintenance. They don’t open and close, so you don’t have to worry about whether or not they are going to start leaking over time. They are really just decorative. They are considered fixed windows.
Options Available with Special Shape Windows
When choosing special shape windows, there are a lot of different options available for you to consider. They are available in both double and triple pane versions. There are also some that have self cleaning glass. This makes it very easy for you to keep the window clean, even if it is high up. Some windows may even have wood grain appearance, for an added touch of style. Other glass options that you can choose from include tempered glass, obscure glass and tinted glass.
You should also consider the color of your window frame. Geometric windows are available in various different interior and exterior colors. Choose the exterior color that is going to look the best with the outside of your home. When it comes to the interior, you may choose something that will go with your interior décor. Just remember, going with more neutral colors will likely be the best option so that you can change up your home décor colors if you ever want to.
You can also customize everything, down to the hardware finish and the pattern in the design of the window. You can even get stained glass geometric windows, to really add a special touch to your home. Another important option to consider, however, is the size of your window. This is something that you will want to discuss with your contractor to see what will work best for your home. Some rooms may have the wall space for larger special shape windows, while others may need something smaller.
Grouping Several Special Shape Windows Together
Another way that you can create a unique look for your home is by grouping several different geometrical shaped windows together to make a group of windows in a particular room in your home. Whether you just want to accent your home with a single window, or you want to create an eccentric design, geometric windows can be a great way to do so.
Installation of Geometric Windows
Geometric windows require a specific size and shape hole to be cut into your wall. To really get a good fit for your window, it is a good idea for you to go with professional installation. Professional installation is not only going to help you to ensure that the installation is done the right way, but it can also give you some added peace of mind in knowing that there will not be any leaks. The professionals know how to seal around the windows to keep it safe from moisture and other outside elements.
Other Considerations with Installation
Before deciding where to place your window, ask yourself a few questions. First, consider the direction that the window will be facing. Remember that the sun rises in the east, and sets in the west. Do you want more of your sunlight coming in during the morning hours, or the evening hours? This can really play an important role in choosing where you will place your windows.
Your outdoor view from the window is another important factor to consider. Do you want a window that will show the sky and the nature around your home, or a window that will face a power line? Chances are you will want to place your window where you can actually have a good view. Consider this as well when it comes to placement before you install.
Another important question to ask yourself is how much privacy you need to have. If you are placing a special shape window higher up, chances are privacy will not be an issue. If you want to have it placed lower, then you may need to consider whether or not anyone would be able to see through the window. This is especially important when installing special shape windows in bedrooms or bathrooms. If privacy is a concern, you can always get a glass that has a glaze that prevents you from seeing through it, but still allows a good amount of natural light to flow through.
Are Geometrical Windows Right for Your Home?
Since geometrical windows are really versatile and offer so many options, they are actually ideal for just about any home. They can also look great in offices. Adding some geometric shapes with your windows can not only give your home a more modern look and feel, but it can also center a focal point in a particular room. This is something to consider, especially in larger rooms that may not really have a good focal point.
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