The four S's of windows and doors

| by Vicki Frye
The four S's of windows and doors

When choosing new replacement windows or doors, it is important to remember a few things: style, scale, shape and size. Please keep in mind that certain cities or neighborhoods may place restrictions on the types of replacement products you may use on your home.

The style of your replacement window or door should compliment the style of your home. For instance, putting a colonial style door on an ultramodern home might make for an awkward entry appearance. This can hurt the value of your home and detract from curb appeal.

The scale of a window or door should also take into consideration the style and size of your home. Much like the wrong style, if your window and doors are too large or too small, they can appear awkward. In addition, this problem can diminish the level of comfort and available light in your home.  

The size of the window or door works in much the same way. Too small windows don’t allow enough air or light and can make a home feel uncomfortable and displeasing. Too small doors may not offer the same security as a door that better fits your home.

Finally, the shape of your windows and doors can add curb appeal, appraisal value, and better functionality. Take care when choosing the shape of windows or doors, some specialty shapes can be expensive to repair and replace.

Visit the Ply Gem website for more information.

Topics: Doors, Exteriors, Windows

Vicki Frye
Vicki Frye is the director of Corporate Marketing Communications at Ply Gem, North America’s leading exterior building products manufacturer. From performance siding & accessories to energy efficient windows & patio doors, durable engineered roofing and more, Ply Gem offers low maintenance home exterior design solutions that enhance curb appeal while also increasing energy efficiency. www

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