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Step Out Of The Ordinary With Palladian

Shopping for windows should be a simple process; but when you dissect the numerous designs, styles, brands, features, colors, glasses, and finishes, the process can actually become as complicated as shopping for that perfect pair of pants. While you wear your pants once in a while, though, the window will always be in use, and should last you decades. To be sure you make the best decision for your investment, it helps to do as much research ahead of time as possible.

History

One type of window that doesn’t get much attention is the Palladian window. The Palladian window is a derivative of Palladian architecture developed by the Italian architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580). Since that time period, Palladian architecture has come and gone throughout Europe, changing and developing over time into the style we are familiar with today. The Palladian window is characterized by the rounded-arched top, a main window in the center, and two small windows on the side, typically with some sort of column dividing the two.

No Ordinary Stock Item

Most window manufacturers don’t carry Palladian windows as a standard stock item, but many are quite accommodating for custom construction upon request. The Andersen Window Company offers one such combination as described in this article: Andersen Springline Windows. This handy guide provides some ideas and resources you may find advantageous: Guide to Palladian Windows and Palladian Window Showrooms.

If you are looking for a unique way to bring classic beauty and charm to your home, a Palladian window is an unusual and distinct design. Your window contractor can work in collaboration with your window supplier to create a custom design. Request free estimates from prescreened window installers to bring centuries-old, tried and true beauty to your home.

Looking for a way to increase your home’s natural lighting? Then why not go for a window that can add to your existing architecture as well? Palladian windows are an extension of the historical style, and many homeowners today are smitten by their grand appearance. Read on to help you decide if it’s the right choice for your home.

Costs

Palladian windows start at around $200 per window. The total price depends on the cost of installation and the quality of materials used. Contact a window installer for cost estimates in your area, as well as information about federal tax rebates and incentives.

Pros

They are absolutely gorgeous—for almost any architectural style.

Also allow in extra natural lighting.

Palladian windows can make a room feel larger than it actually is.

Cons

They don’t allow for additional air circulation.

Palladian windows do not satisfy egress requirements.

Durability

Since Palladian windows are not designed to increase ventilation, they won’t endure the same wear and tear of regular windows. Therefore, they are a very durable window option.

Maintenance

Palladian windows require the same maintenance of regular windows, although they may be a bit harder to reach.

Common Questions and Answers

What exactly is a Palladian window?

The Palladian window is characterized by the rounded-arched top, a main window in the center, and two small windows on the side, typically with some sort of column dividing the two.

Where are Palladian windows normally installed?

Palladian windows are usually installed on a second story, above the front entrance of the home.

History

The Palladian window is a derivative of Palladian architecture developed by the Italian architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580). Since that time period, Palladian architecture has come and gone throughout Europe, changing and developing over time into the style we are familiar with today.

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