Louis Sullivan’s “form follows function” represents best what modern homes are. Often sporting boxy appearances contrasting the rounded surfaces and angled roofs of classic designs, modern designs look functional and simple. Three distinct window styles fit perfectly into this aesthetic.
Renewal by Andersen® of Portland provides the following options for your next Portland, OR, window replacement:
1. Picture Windows
Just as simple as modern homes themselves, this type of window feature a single immobile pane. This means that they can be scaled up or down in size without compromising stability. They fit the boxy nature of modern homes well while providing grand and sweeping views of the exteriors. When set up in living areas or patios, picture windows also draw in a lot of natural light for comfort and illumination.
2. Casement/Sliding Windows
Casement and sliding window types can be classified together in that they can open readily. The difference lies in the mechanism of operation. Casement windows open outward while sliding windows slide along a track. They serve the same function as picture windows in that they also can maximize a great view. They complement picture windows, as they allow for great ventilation.
3. Double-Hung Windows
While these traditional windows are often associated with “classic” homes, they still match the modern aesthetic when used in rooms that need privacy. Install them in the bedroom where they can provide fresh air and enough light and privacy for comfort. They can be a modern Salem, Oregon, window replacement, especially if left plain and clear to balance out the picture and casement/sliding windows.
They key to modern windows lies in keeping things clean and simple. Any of these three windows fit the bill. Since they are from Renewal by Andersen of Portland, they ensure energy efficiency. Our Fibrex® frames and High-Performance™ Low-E4® panes resist heat transfer and lessen your need to crank up the air conditioner or heater. As a result, you save up to 25 percent off your energy bills.
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