Individually, windows have something unique to offer, but you can multiply each of their benefits if you combine them. While some styles mix, and others don’t, these window combination ideas, according to Renewal by Andersen® of Omaha and Lincoln, work wonders for many situations:
1. Casement Sandwich
A picture window flanked by casements is like a bay without the niche. This arrangement forms an expansive glass area with plenty of ventilation opportunity. When both crank windows are locked and in closed positions, they form a weathertight seal to minimize air infiltration. Using double-hung windows in lieu of casements would work, too, but they usually need to be close to the ceiling to deliver maximum ventilation.
2. Narrow Ventilator
Sliding and picture windows are a match made in heaven. They can frame wide panoramas and allow fresh breezes in when desired. The dimensions of both units are custom-built to meet any specifications, but our standard Gliding Fractional Vent Window design would usually suffice. It features a slider that occupies one-third of the opening, providing top-to-bottom ventilation.
Take note that the Gliding Fractional Vent Window might not meet the local fire egress requirement. But then again, Renewal by Andersen windows are customizable to the last detail. If you require larger access, we may be able to tweak the design to make them suitable for upper-floor bedrooms.
3. Triple Double
Many traditional homes, such as Craftsman Bungalows and American Farmhouses, utilize double-hung windows in threes, usually on the ground level. If your architecture’s aesthetic demands such arrangement, this window combination can provide plenty of ventilation and broad views.
4. Picture-Perfect Crown
Topping large, fixed windows with pentagonal transoms offers flexibility to your room’s functionality and adds drama to its appearance. When privacy is needed, you can cover the main window and still admit daylight through the upper unit. In terms of aesthetics, peaked windows always make an excellent focal point because you don’t see them every day.
Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Omaha and Lincoln to harness the advantages of multiple windows. Call us at (402) 513-2828 to schedule your free consultation and estimate in Omaha or any nearby communities.