Look no further for a home improvement project that offers several benefits—window walls are the answer. Many think that window walls are simply a wall made of glass that only work in modern architecture, but they actually fits any architectural style and with any windows installation option you choose. Here are some of the ways you can design your own window wall.
Optimize the Windows for Daylighting
Daylighting is the practice of illuminating indoor living or working spaces using natural light. Larger glass areas allow better daylighting, making window walls the perfect option for keeping a well-lit home. Optimize your window wall by choosing east-to-west-facing walls to install them in. With our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass options, you can enjoy the benefits of daylighting without worrying about the effects of harmful UV and infrared rays.
Combine Window Styles
While window walls are typically oversized picture windows, you’re not restricted to that one style. In fact, combining different window styles and grilles add personality and style to otherwise plain glass windows. The ideal combination is matching smaller operable windows with larger fixed ones, like a row of awning windows at the top, or perhaps a casement window at the far end of the window wall. This allows proper ventilation when you need it.
You should also consider other uncommon design approaches like adding curved specialty windows at the top of your window wall. It visually softens up otherwise hard edges, and in some cases helps blend in with your home’s architectural style. Also, consider installing window walls in other areas where they aren’t normally installed, such as staircases or high ceilings.
Brighten Up Your Entryway
If your front entryway is too dark even with sidelights, consider surrounding it with a window wall. Our Fibrex® material frames have the structural strength to hold the door frame in place, and as we can build windows of any size and style, fitting your existing door isn’t a problem. If you’re concerned about privacy, you can choose from our obscured window glass options.
Renewal by Andersen® of Orange County builds specialty windows, among other window styles, and can build window walls of your own design. Call us today at (949) 216-7711 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation quote. We serve many areas in and around Orange County, CA.