Homeowners often think about windows in terms of functionality. Are they energy efficient? Will they be able to withstand weather damage over time? Are they durable enough to keep my family safe? Which window materials are the most cost effective?
While those are all important questions to ask when choosing the right windows for your home, we sometimes forget that windows can also be a stunning design element—especially when they come in unexpected shapes and eye-catching configurations that add to the beauty and individuality of the home.
What are specialty windows?
Sometimes a home or design project has a unique opening where a standard rectangular window is not the right fit. This is often just as true for newer builds as it is for older houses, and it becomes a perfect opportunity to install specialty windows.
Specialty windows come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, often with unusual design features, and they are made to fit unconventional spaces. They can also be customized to fit the aesthetic of the home, which is sometimes not an option with standard windows.
For example, a small bathroom, as in the image above, may benefit from a triangular window designed to fit the space and offer the most available light. On the contrary, an expansive wall space may call for a larger-than-normal window or set of windows, especially if the goal is to spotlight a spectacular view.
Are specialty windows as durable and energy efficient as traditional windows?
Absolutely. In fact, because specialty windows are perfectly fitted to the available opening, they provide excellent insulation and protection from the elements. The snug fit also makes them highly energy efficient, which saves homeowners money over time.
Do specialty windows take longer to install?
If you have been leaning toward standard windows because you think specialty windows may take longer to install, you are in for a pleasant surprise. More often than not, specialty windows can be installed in the same amount of time it takes to install regular windows, and sometimes even faster because they do not require any additional preparation or materials.
Ready to order your specialty windows? Contact XO Windows today.
XO Windows offers specialty windows in a variety of different shapes. Not only that, but our experienced team can also build complete window packages that are customized specifically for your project. We have the largest assortment of window sizes, styles, and trimmings all expertly crafted by hand for the most dramatic looks and styles. Complete our FREE estimate questionnaire or call (602) 455-6616 to learn more.