You have dozens of styles, colors, and shapes of new windows to choose from when you are shopping. You may have access to many patio door styles too. It may be that you like some windows that do not have corresponding patio doors that match exactly, or perhaps you only want to replace your windows or your doors and are not sure if they would look okay with mismatched doors and windows.
The answer is that it depends on the style of your home. While you should of course always design and style your home the way you want, our style guru has some advice on using different colors and/or styles of patio doors and windows.
Traditional Homes Are More Likely to Have Matching Windows and Doors
Homes styled in traditional styles, such as Georgian, Cape Cod, and Colonial homes, generally have symmetrically placed windows. They are often front-facing gables, and they generally include options like transom, bay and bow, and double-hung windows. You could also add traditional window grilles to make your home more unique. Doors for traditional homes are often made of wood or fiberglass that is made to look like wood to complete the classic, timeless look.
Contemporary Homes Often Have More Modern and Unique Touches
A contemporary home generally has clean lines and asymmetrical designs. There are many replacement windows that look great in this type of home, including fixed, casement, and sliding windows. These all offer a clean look and a clear view of the yard and other views. Doors on contemporary homes are likely to include an entryway door that is not adorned with much of anything. They are most often sleek with perhaps a warm wood finish that prevents it from looking altogether cold or impersonal.
Craftsman Homes May Have Fewer Options That Work Well
If you own a craftsman style home and you want it to retain its unique look, you will likely have to follow the guidelines set out by the initial designers. These homes have been in production since the early 20th century. You know them by their low-pitched roofs, exposed beams, and porches with thick square columns. The windows are generally stained glass and the doors are generally made from solid wood with perhaps divided, decorative glass on top.
Do You Need Help Finding the Right Windows and Doors for Your Home?
Are you in need of assistance finding the right windows and doors for your home? Do you need the best company in the business to provide help with installation? Your next call should be to Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200. Or, if you would like to see examples in person, stop by our showroom.