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What Types of Windows and Doors Are Best for My Style of Home?

The style of home you live in or choose to purchase has a lot to do with the type of windows and doors that best complement it. With so many home motifs available, it can be difficult to know which windows or doors might look best. This quick guide can teach you some of the basic of common home design styles.

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Cape Cod

These homes have been popular for hundreds of years and are usually one or one and a half stories. Cape Cod homes have steep roof lines that look good with double-hung, multi-pane windows.

Colonial

This term can be used for several similar styles of homes including Federal and Georgian. The colonial design started in our country’s early days and was influenced by British architecture. Colonial homes feature a central entrance which is surrounded by windows with shutters. Multi-pane and double-hung windows make a great choice for this style.

Contemporary

These modern homes don’t have much ornamentation and commonly have flat roofs. This style allows for natural light to enter the home and usually features floor-to-ceiling fixed windows as well as horizontal sliders and casement windows.

Craftsman

These homes can also be referred to as bungalows and were designed to be reduced to a home’s simplest form. A craftsman home has a low-pitched roof and many also have wide porches. Picture windows and double-hung windows pair well with the craftsman style and many homeowners choose a combination of both.

Split Level

These homes became popular after World War II and feature an attached garage and simple designs. The main living area levels often have picture bay windows. Other popular window choices include double-hung, casement, and horizontal sliders.

Tudor

Tudor homes were inspired by British architecture. Rounded entry doors and tall, narrow windows are telltale signs of Tudors. They are also often seen with multi-pane casement windows.

Victorian

Victorian homes are traditionally two or three stories with many ornamental components to make them unique. Bay and bow windows are quite common, as are large double-hung windows and windows rounded at the top. Palladian windows with three sections are also popular in Victorian designed homes.

If you’re still confused about which type of windows or doors would be best for your type of home, give Storm Smart a call today at 239-274-2700.