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Arched Windows

Can you imagine a home without windows? What a bleak and depressing thought! Windows not only serve the important purpose of supplying light to our lives, but they also bring ventilation, energy efficiency, and design to our domains.

Just installing windows on your house is not enough in itself. You must choose the right quality, locations, and designs to reap the full benefits of the investment. Installation is also important. A window can do more harm than good if it is not properly installed. Leaky, drafty windows will hurt your energy bills and lead to insect infiltration, mold and mildew problems.

Where can arched windows be used?

If you want to bring some style to your window design, the arched window has long been a favorite. As demonstrated in these pictures, arched windows can be used in many locations in a house. Use one as a stunning picture window. Bring captivating design to the front of a building, or bring distinct style to every room in the house.

What type of windows can have an arched top?

Pretty much any type of window can be custom built with an arched top. Choose from casement windows, picture windows, fixed pane windows, and storm windows.

Where can I find arched windows, and how much will it cost me?

Most of the leading manufacturers of windows produce an arched top option. Andersen Window Company offers an arched-top window with Low E4 glass for about $1300. Other examples include these design options offered by the Pella Window Company: Special Shapes Windows.

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. Request free estimates from skilled prescreened window contractors in your area to install your designer windows.

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.

Costs

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.

Pros

Arched windows provide an elegant alternative to regular windows.

Most other types of windows can be customized to have an arched top.

Cons

Arched windows are harder to install, thus they may come with a higher installation cost.

It can be hard to find window treatments that will fit an arched window.

Durability

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.

Maintenance

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.

Common Questions and Answers

Where can arched windows be used?

Arched windows can be used in many locations in the home, from the front to the house to the back overlooking your patio.

What type of windows can have an arched top?

Pretty much any type of window can be custom-built with an arched top. Choose from casement windows, picture windows,

History

Arched windows have been used for centuries to add an elegant touch to churches, cathedrals and other monuments.

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