Hawthorn Exteriors is your top provider for replacement windows in St. Louis. While we emphasize fast and effective window replacement, it’s also important to know what styles and options are available for adorning and protecting your home. This post will focus on all the styles, options, and materials for windows on the market.
Wood, Fiberglass, & Vinyl Replacement Windows in St. Louis
Window materials follow a pretty similar material scheme as siding and doors. They usually come in wood, fiberglass, and vinyl. Each has its own advantages and weaknesses, and there are several window manufacturers who produce one more of these.
These are our favorite window makers:
Pella is one of the most popular window companies in North America. They make all kinds of windows, but we particularly appreciate their wood styles that hold up the most against wood rot and the elements.
Companies like Marvin produce fiberglass windows that are your best option for durability, elaborate new styles, and home security. These correspond really well with the fiber cement look of James Hardie Siding.
Do you need a budget-friendly option that still looks good? We recommend ProVia for the highest quality vinyl windows.
Numerous Window Styles Available
What kinds of window styles do you have available to you? There are dozens of customizable options nowadays, but these are some of the most popular.
- Double Hung
These are some of the most common windows you’ll find in homes. They’re the ones that come with a pair of operable sashes to adjust the window up and down.
- Casement & Awning
Casement/Awning windows are the kind you open by cranking. They usually extend outward when you open them.
You’ll usually find hopper windows for bathrooms. They open from the top and sometimes go with doors or are complementary to casement windows.
Just like a sliding glass door, slider windows open and close horizontally. They’re simple and easy to operate.
Picture windows usually remain closed. They give you a simple profile of your exterior and tend to be affordable.
Similar to bay windows, these extend beyond your home. They’re often referred to as “greenhouse windows” because they’re a great place to put plants and flowers for sunlight absorption.
- Bay & Bow
Bay & Bow windows extend beyond your home to create a “bay area” just on the inside. They greatly enhance the home’s interior with more ambient light and even more space for furniture.
- Architectural Shapes
People love arch-shaped windows and other fancy designs. They’re almost as popular as arched doorways and go particularly well around major thresholds of upscale homes.
Other Exterior Services & Styles
Never forget that your windows are just one component of a comprehensive home exterior. It really helps to match everything well, which means coordinating your windows with the roof, doors, and siding.
Siding is one of our primary focuses and it comprises a huge portion of your home. There are many popular siding colors on homes in St. Louis, which you’ll want to somehow coordinate with the rest of the exterior image. Beautiful windows will certainly look out of place if you don’t do this.
Right now, in our area, the most popular styles and colors for siding include deep grays, bold blues, rustic red, beige, and brown. Many folks in our community love the modern farmhouse look. While you don’t have to follow anyone else’s preferences, it’s important to familiarize yourself with what’s out there to make a better choice on new replacement windows.
Hawthorn Exteriors: Your Top Resource for Replacement Windows in St. Louis
Hawthorn Exteriors provides thorough and warranty-backed service on everything we do. We don’t cut corners, always arrive on time, and the word “compromise” isn’t in our vocabulary.
We receive full accreditation from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for our work on windows, siding, and doors. We’re also fully bonded, licensed, and insured to handle any popular window material: wood, fiberglass, and vinyl.
Contact Hawthorn Exteriors today to discover all the awesome options for replacement windows in St. Louis and the surrounding areas.