Are you looking for a way to up the elegance factor of your home? The arched window has long been a favorite. Here’s how to decide if it’s the right choice for you.
Most leading window manufacturers have an arched-top model. Andersen Windows offers an arched-top window with Low E4 glass for about $1,300. The total price will vary depending on the cost of installation and type of window used.
The durability of an arched window depends on the type of window used and the location, especially how much wear and tear it will receive in that area of the home. There is also the fact that arched windows require special skill in the installation. The contractor will need to frame-in the opening to accommodate the arched design, being sure to install the proper support. He/she should also carefully caulk and seal the arch to create a strong moisture and air barrier. Without a strong seal, your window will require costly repair down the road.
Care for arched windows as you would for any other window in your home. Clean periodically and make sure it’s opening and closing properly.
Arched windows can be used in many locations in the home, from the front to the house to the back overlooking your patio.
Arched windows have been used for centuries to add an elegant touch to churches, cathedrals and other monuments.
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