Are you considering an upgrade for your windows and doors? The time might be now, but first, we suggest you read our blog: 6 Questions To Ask Before Installing New Windows and Doors. If you’ve read through that post and feel like it is time, the next thing you have to consider is what kind of windows and doors you want to get.
Over the past few years, we’ve noticed a lot of European Influence making it’s way into North American window design. We compiled a quick list of reasons for this influence:
European windows and doors are beautiful!
If you’ve already begun shopping around you, know that European window and door designs are unmatched by North American models. Since the European style is not widely known (or recognized) by North Americans, choosing to European Windows instantly adds character to any home.
European windows and doors are versatile!
When researching North American windows and doors versus European windows and doors, one of the first things you will notice is versatility. European designs are much more functional that North American designs – such as the tilt and turn window. The tilt and turn window can be opened two ways because the hardware inside the frame allows the window to be either opened from the top (tilt) or the side (turn).
European windows and doors are more safe and efficient!
European windows have long been praised for their superior safety and energy efficient features. Because European windows are designed to be opened in many different ways, they have multiple locking points and dual weather seals. These elements give them superior air and water tightness, as well as multiple locking points that act as added security. Furthermore, North American windows and doors are either ‘open’ or ‘closed.’ Whereas European windows are designed to allow filtered air into a home through the sides, allowing warm air to escape out of the home through the top.
So, what’s coming? Well, we anticipate a shift in the industry, with more and more home and business owners looking to European-inspired design and functionality when it’s time to replace their windows. If you’re a residential homeowner who wants to replace your windows and doors with European models, it can sometimes be a challenge. We can assure you that our professional windows installers will help you choose the perfect windows and doors for your home, as well as expertly install them while keeping disruptions to a minimum.
If you have any questions for us, please feel free to leave a comment, send us an email, or call to speak with one of our installers. We are always happy to help! Also, if you are looking for an upgrade, we suggest heading over to the planning and design section of our website. Let us help you create your ideal new windows and doors.