Specialty windows are fixed windows that do not follow conventional window shapes. They can be anything from full or half circles to triangles and octagons. These windows are generally regarded as decorative windows, but they could be the window installation that will add that “wow” factor to your home.
Here are some tips on how to make the most of specialty windows.
1. Increase natural light – Specialty windows are great for increasing the amount of natural light that gets into your home without removing existing windows. Specialty windows are effective in areas where your regular windows wouldn’t work, like at the top of a stairwell. A circular specialty window is a popular installation in tall entryways, while a triangular specialty window is often seen under gables, perfect for attics converted to living spaces.
2. From ordinary to extraordinary – All Renewal by Andersen® specialty windows are custom-built, so mulling these windows together with conventional window styles is entirely possible. Imagine casement windows with a graceful half-circle specialty window at the top or floor-to-ceiling picture windows that follow a sloping roofline. You can even emulate cathedral-esque arched windows for a nice Old World touch.
3. Unusual and practical uses – The design flexibility offered by specialty windows make them the ideal choice for specific applications, like garden windows, which are essentially bay windows that have more windows at the top instead of the usual mini-roofs. Garden windows are great for growing plants that require lots of sunlight indoors. Narrow specialty windows can also be installed along the top and bottom length of a wall, leaving the middle area for displaying valuable art. With our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass options, you can be confident displaying artwork without worrying about fading.
4. Add visual width and height to entryways – If the sidelights or awning windows aren’t doing anything for your entry doors, consider specialty windows. Our Circle Top™ style is a popular addition to main doors and living room windows, while our Large Springtime™ specialty window is a perfect fit for French doors.
Renewal by Andersen specialty windows are available in 13 standard configurations, plus in any other shape that you can think of. To know more, call Renewal by Andersen of Orange County today at (949) 216-7711 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation quote. We serve Orange County, CA and nearby