Choosing the right new windows for your brick home, or undertaking single-hung window installation for your home is no easy task.
With all of the options available on the market, you want to choose something that is going to go great with your brick. It comes down to personal taste, but there are certain windows that are going to look better than others and that will compliment the look of a brick home much more effectively. Below are some tips for how to choose the best windows for a brick home.
Casement windows provide that traditional look to the traditional brick home that many other windows can’t. They have hinged sashes that swing outwards, allowing air to flow freely through the entire window opening. They are elegant and provide a great throwback look that accents a brick house nicely.
The slider window is another great traditional window option that allows you to give your home that classic feel. Brick houses, above all, demand a classic feel, especially if you live in a part of the country where many brick homes are historic character homes. You don’t want windows that are ultra modern disrupting the feel of classic brick.
Awning (or hopper) window
Think of this window as a casement window rotated 90 degrees onto its side. It is hinged at the top so that it swings out, allowing you to leave the window open when it rains without worrying about water damage inside your home. This is another great window option for brick houses.
If you are thinking about new windows and money is no object, tilt-turn windows are great (though expensive) and add a level of charm and sophistication to a brick house that other windows don’t. They are also a bit more complicated when it comes to single-hung window installation because, as the name suggests, they tilt outwards like a pivot, or a hopper on a door. It, like the hopper window above, does a great job of keeping out the weather, even when the window is open.
Single-hung window installation comes with a learning curve and new windows are hard to choose because of all the variety available. But certain window styles look better on brick than others. If you are thinking about purchasing new windows and installing them yourself, keep the above suggestions in mind, as well as the pros and cons of each, and make sure your windows are doing your beautiful brick home justice.