Advice From An Architect

brown-window-300x220 Advice From An ArchitectFive design tips for Window replacement.

  1. Try to find original drawings or photographs that best depict the original design
  2. Fads come and go. Consider timeless style for finishes and colors, pick options that are appropriate and blend with surrounding materials.
  3. Understand performance classifications for windows published by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and National American Fenestration Standards (NAFS) and how they relate to your building.
  4. Cold drafts are uncomfortable and energy loss is costly. Select windows that incorporate thermal barriers, double-pane, insulated glass and have been tested and certified by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA).
  5. Outdoor noise from wind, traffic,  barking dogs, etc. can be very distracting. Select windows with good acoustical (sound-reduction) properties.