If you’re looking for a unique style of window for your home that doesn’t come in standard sizes, you should look into custom windows. Custom windows provide the flexibility to design a window specifically for your home’s needs. Since each window is individualized to the buyer’s home, there are many uncertainties that come with ordering custom windows. There are a few facts about customizing windows that you should know before you start the process.
When Do You Need Custom Windows
Every home is different, which is why the standard sized windows won’t work for everyone. Custom windows are the best option for rooms with unique designs and an opening for an unusual shape or sized window. If you’re looking to add a statement design to your home, windows in different shapes and sizes are a good way to add a focal point to your room and include natural light.
What are the Available Sizes?
The best thing about custom windows is that they can be made to fit any size frame. The dimensions of the windows are determined by the size of the opening that the window is going to be installed into. All Thompson Creek custom windows are made to order to the exact specifications of your home.
How Much Do They Cost?
There are a few factors that go into the overall cost of custom windows. Larger windows with a higher warranty will generally cost more than smaller windows with no warranty. Similarly, triple and double paned glass will cost more than single paned glass but will reap more benefits in insulation, energy efficiency and sound dampening. Other factors that can add to your cost are specialty grid patterns and trim selections.
Pros and Cons of Custom Windows
There are many pros that come with custom windows, including the level of customization that they offer. With custom windows, you can choose your glass type, including obscure or tempered glass, what type of trim, grid pattern, color and size you want for your windows. The ability to custom fit your windows also gives you a better overall fit, which makes your home more energy efficient.
Custom windows tend to cost more than standard windows. That’s because unlike mass-produced windows, your custom windows will fit exactly to the specifications of your home. And while it may mean a higher upfront cost, your custom windows will return your investment with better energy efficiency and a longer lifespan.
Custom windows will also mean you need custom screens for these unique sizes. At Thompson Creek we offer flexible screens in half and full sizes for easy installation and expansion to fit the frame.
Custom windows are a great choice to personalize, upgrade or replace ill-fitting windows. Start by consulting a window expert to discuss your wants and needs, and decide what options are best for you. You can view the customization options on our website, and start designing your perfect custom windows right now.
If you are looking for custom windows to make your home truly unique the sky is the limit with Thompson Creek. Work with our designers on a vision for your custom windows and watch us design, build and install it exclusively for you!