When it comes to ranch-style homes, less is more. Their simple aesthetic and free-flowing design make them desirable for people with a laid-back lifestyle.
To keep the architectural charm of your ranch home intact, it’s essential to pick the right replacement windows. Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod, your dependable window contractor, provides some tips:
Avoid Authentic Period Windows
Many homeowners make the mistake of choosing aluminum- or steel-framed windows in an effort to make their ranch-style homes look authentic. These materials are known for being cold and leaky, which can affect your home’s comfort and utility costs.
The good news is there are now excellent alternatives that can keep your home weathertight while preserving its character. Our innovative Fibrex® frames combine the strength of wood and low-maintenance nature of vinyl, delivering lasting performance and beauty. Fibrex also comes in a variety of colors and finishes to match your home’s theme.
Consider Natural Lighting
Ranch-style homes feature an open floor plan, which is why they rely a lot on natural lighting. The problem is, they often have long, overhanging eaves, making it hard for sunlight to enter the home. To solve this issue, it’s important to install replacement windows with large glass panes. You can also pair them with sliding patio doors for better results.
Keep Aesthetics In Mind
Be consistent with the horizontal lines of ranch-style homes to achieve a cohesive look. Casement, sliding and picture windows make a great match because of their clean and simple appeal. You may also consider installing horizontal grilles to emphasize the home’s aesthetic. We don’t recommend stained glass, leaded glass or other treatments, which may look out of place.
Need more tips on replacing your windows? Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod, your trusted window contractor, can guide you so you can make an informed decision. Contact us at (508) 205-1200 for more information about our products and services. We serve residents in Cape Cod and the surrounding communities.