In our last blog, we talked a little bit about vinyl windows and the various reasons why most homeowners choose them. Today we're going to go a bit more in-depth and discuss one of the more stylish vinyl options: cottage style. Cottage style vinyl windows are an excellent choice for any homeowner who is looking to dress up their home with a classic yet functional look.
What Are They?
Cottage style windows differ from standard windows in that one sash is shorter than the other. This means that the top and the bottom panel won't be the same sizes. Many cottage windows also feature a grid of small cottage panes to complement the architecture of a cottage house. The windows still slide open vertically, allowing the windows to be fully functional.
Benefits of Cottage Style Windows
Many people prefer cottage style windows because they provide a unique yet classic look to a house. When the window panes are divided into a grid, it can add character to an otherwise boring exterior. Adding cottage style windows will improve the look of the house, but it won't inhibit those from the inside looking out. People seldom find it bothersome to look through panes broken into a grid rather than a single pane, and it is very easy to get used to.
When it comes to choosing windows, the two most popular options are wood and vinyl. Vinyl windows have a lot of advantages over wood. First, when you choose wood windows you run the risk of the wood warping. This won't happen with vinyl. Vinyl windows also won't need to be painted, which means you don't need to worry about any paint chipping or flaking, which is a problem you may encounter with wood.
Secondly, vinyl windows won't require any upkeep. If they get dirty you can easily clean them with soap and water, but they won't need to be painted or stained like wood. They also won't chip or splinter like wood. Finally, vinyl windows are often much cheaper than their wood counterparts. They often provide the same benefits in terms of energy efficiency, for a fraction of the up-front cost.
Cottage style vinyl windows are an excellent addition to any home that needs a makeover. For a classic, cozy look that will require little maintenance and excellent insulation, cottage style windows may be just what you need to dress up your home.
If you are looking to install cottage style vinyl windows or any other type of replacement windows in your home, look no further than the exterior remodeling specialists at Brennan Windows. We have been installing replacement windows since 1979 and are A+ BBB rated and have been named a 5 Star Rated Contractor by Home Services Review.
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