Your home is one of your most sacred locations you’ll ever have. You love it, you need it and can’t do away with it. When designing your home it is important to have proper planning prior to any construction. One such area of great interest is the installation of windows in your home.
Windows come in all shapes and sizes, literally! To date there is already a million and more different designs for windows that suit its location and type of house construction.
Where to Begin?
Selecting your windows should be your second concern, your main concern should be where to place them in the first place! A poorly chosen location will not only bring a sore to the eyes but you will most likely fail from even using it. Consult with your architect or your construction supervisor to pinpoint the required locations in the blueprint to build your house. Your window is your connection to the outside world from the comfort of your own house. Opening a window itself should allow you to gaze at beautiful greenery around or the beautiful urban landscape. Once you’ve selected the locations to have your windows can you then begin to select them?
Selecting Your Windows
If you find yourself in a subtropical or tropical area it’s most likely that you’ll encounter a lot of unwanted visitors in the form of insects and other creatures. Fortunately there has been a great deal of development in fly screens to help you out.
This effective fly screens come in a number of shapes and sizes and mostly custom built to fit into any type of window you choose. They allow the breeze and everything else to pass through it besides any insects or other creatures. Not only will you save yourself from buying repellants and sprays to kill them thus saving money but you also help preserve the natural ecosystem.
As said before, windows come in all shapes and sizes, have each of your windows custom built if preferred (that is if your house is unique in itself) or choose from a wide range of materials. When selecting the type of glass to suit your frame, opt for the glass that when broken shatters into millions of tiny pieces. Sure it may be a real mess to clean up and also cost you a bit more, but it is in fact the safest type of glass there is. Glass that shatters into big pieces are a health hazard.
Make sure your windows go along with the theme of the house and are suitable for the surrounding environment. For example if your house itself is located near a beach, having your windows made of steel is of course a not good idea. Not only will it lose its looks, but also you will have to spend a lot on replacements as well.