Each home has its own character and feel, and specialty windows are a great way to take that aesthetic to the next level. Add curb appeal and uniqueness to any home!
What is a Specialty Window?
Any window that isn’t of a standard shape or size, we call a specialty window. This would include windows that are circular, polygon-shaped, triangular, arch, semi-circle, and much more. Specialty windows don’t generally have sashes or pane configurations to choose from because of limited availability. These windows may or may not open/close depending on the shape, size, and type of window chosen.
So, why choose specialty windows? Many custom built homes or high-end homes feature windows of abnormal shapes in order to increase the aesthetic and curb appeal of the home. This makes specialty windows primarily an architectural and aesthetic choice to vastly improve the beauty of a home, and give it a unique character and feel that you just won’t find anywhere else. The size, shape, and style can be chosen to match the look you are going for, as they come in hundreds of different sizes, shapes, and styles.
The main drawback of specialty windows is that they are more expensive to install and/or replace than standard windows. This is because manufacturers don’t produce as many, and it can sometimes be difficult to match the shape with the home. However, this is also one of the main advantages, as specialty windows greatly increase the value of a home because of the unique architecture and aesthetic they provide. Most specialty windows are extremely energy-efficient and provide plenty of lighting for the accompanying room.
Contact Ann Arbor Windows & Doors today to get started on your new specialty-shaped window installation, or if you have questions about your home window replacement!