When selecting a window style, consider factors such as your home’s architectural style, functionality, energy efficiency, ventilation needs, and personal preferences.
At Enchantment Windows and Doorsour professional team will assist and work with you on finding the window styles that best fit your home’s appearance and style, is within your budget, and will provide the best energy efficiency.
At Enchantment Windows and Doors, we provide a wide selection of window styles to meet your home’s architectural style, your preferred window functionality, as well as ventilation and energy efficiency, needs to meet your personal preferences and home’s aesthetics. Our industry-leading brands, Milgard, Simonton, Andersen, and Alpine, provide many options when it comes to the window type that you are looking for.
Single-sliding windows have sashes that slide horizontally with one fixed sash and one operable sash. The operable sash can be moved from side to side, allowing for ventilation and airflow control.
Single-hung windows are a classic window style with a vertically sliding bottom sash and a fixed top sash. They are easy to operate and are typically more affordable compared to other window styles.
Casement windows are hinged on the side and open outward like a door, operated with a crank. They provide unobstructed views, ease of use, and excellent ventilation when fully opened.
Double-sliding windows have two operable sashes on each side that slide horizontally in, with a picture window in the middle. These provide great natural light and view while still allowing ventilation.
Double-hung windows are similar to single-hung windows but have both the top and bottom sashes operable, allowing for more ventilation options. They are versatile and can be opened from either the top or bottom.
Awning windows are similar to casement windows but are hinged at the top and open outward. They are often used in combination with other window styles to provide additional ventilation and natural light while maintaining privacy and protection from rain.
Garden windows protrude from the exterior wall of a building and are designed to allow for the growth of plants and herbs. Similar to a bay window, they have a sloped glass roof and glass side panels that allow for sunlight to reach the plants from multiple angles year-round.
Bay windows protrude from the exterior wall of a building, creating a recessed area inside the room where the window is located. Bay windows are typically composed of three or more windows, with a large central window flanked by two smaller windows on either side.
Bow windows are unique window styles that protrude outward from the home, creating a bow shape. They consist of multiple windows that are arranged in an arc, allowing for panoramic views and increased natural light.
Picture windows are non-operable windows that do not open. They provide expansive views, allow natural light into a room, and are commonly used in areas where ventilation is not a priority, but views are.
Specialty windows come in various shapes and sizes, including round, triangular, and custom shapes, and are used to add unique design elements to a home. Specialty windows are typically fixed windows and are used for aesthetic purposes or to enhance the architectural style of a home.
Window Frame Color Options
Window frames come in a wide range of colors; this depends on the material of the window frame as well as the manufacturer and window model. At Enchantment Windows and Doors, we carry many window frame color options, especially ones that are designed for New Mexico architecture and house designs, including stucco. With the high-desert climate that we experience, it is always good to consider the window frame color. Ultimately, the color of the window frame you choose will depend on your personal preferences and the style of your home, and our professional team will assist you in your decision.
Window Glass Options
When selecting window glass, it’s important to consider your specific needs, including privacy, energy efficiency, and safety. If your home has problem areas where the sunlight is very intense causing rooms and the house to become unbearably hot and not energy efficient, we will assist you in picking the correct glass for those areas. Ultimately, the right window glass will depend on the individual homeowner’s taste and the specific needs of the home.
Energy Star Certified
Energy Star-rated window glass is designed to provide better insulation and energy efficiency than standard window glass with the use of special coatings and filled with gasses such as argon or krypton; this helps to reduce heat transfer and improve thermal efficiency.
UV-blocking window glass, also known as low-E (low-emissivity) glass, is designed to block harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun while still allowing visible light to pass through. UV rays can cause damage to skin, furnishings, and artwork and can also contribute to fading and discoloration over time.
Low-E Glass Windows
Low-E (low-emissivity) glass is coated with a thin layer of metal or metal oxide to improve energy efficiency. This coating is designed to reflect heat back into the room during the winter and keep heat out during the summer, helping to reduce energy costs and improve the overall comfort of a home.
Obscure Glass Windows
Obscure glass is a type of window glass that is designed to provide privacy and reduce visibility while still allowing natural light to enter a room. It is typically used in bathrooms, entryways, or other areas where privacy is desired and can be made with a variety of different patterns or textures, including frosted, etched, rain, or patterned designs.
Tempered window glass is a safety glass that is specially treated to make it more resistant to breakage and less dangerous when it breaks. Tempered glass, when broken, shatters into small, rounded pieces rather than sharp, jagged shards, reducing the risk of injury. It is best used near entryways/doors as well as bathrooms in showers and over bathtubs.
About Energy-Star Window Ratings
U-Factor ( ↓ 0.30)
U-factor is a measure of the rate of heat transfer through the window assembly, including the frame and glazing. The lower the U-factor, the more energy-efficient the window is, as it will transfer less heat from the interior of the building to the exterior. For our area in the Albuquerque region, U-Factor needs to be below 0.30 to qualify as Energy Star Rated.
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, SHGC ( ↓ 0.30)
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient measures the heat gain from the sun entering your home. It indicates how well a window can block heat from the sun. A lower SHGC means that the window will transmit less solar heat, while a higher SHGC means that more solar heat will be transmitted through the window. For our area in the Albuquerque region, SHGC needs to be below 0.30 to qualify as Energy Star Rated.
Visible Transmittance (VT)
Visible Transmittance is a measure of how much natural/visible light is transmitted through a window or other glazing material without transmitting heat. A high VT allows more natural light into a building, which can help reduce the need for artificial lighting and improve indoor comfort. However, the VT of a window can also affect privacy and glare and may need to be balanced with other factors such as solar heat gain and energy efficiency.
Air leakage refers to the amount of air that can pass through a window, which can contribute to energy loss and drafts in a building. To meet Energy Star requirements, windows must have a maximum allowable air leakage rate, which varies depending on the window type and size. The allowable air leakage rate is determined by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), which tests windows to determine their energy performance.
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