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Windows with a View: 4 Unique Designs for Your Log Home

Once you have constructed or bought a home, you will have to think about ways of making it beautiful, warm and comfortable. One of the important decisions you will need to make when doing this is choosing the most suitable windows to complement the style of your home. Windows will affect both the appearance and energy efficiency of your home.

Depending on the location of your home, windows will also let you enjoy the scenic view of the surrounding vista. If you have a log home, here are a few window designs that would be right for your home’s specific needs as well as the climate.

Awning Windows

The design of awning windows is such that there are a number of hinges located at the top of the unit. There is also a crank handle which allows the window to open outward and up. In most cases, the windows will be placed above or below other larger windows or doors. The unique design of the windows makes it possible for air to flow in and out of the home while at the same time excluding rain. This makes it a good option if your log home is located in an area with damp climate.

Casement Windows

The hinged sash of the windows allows them to open from the side, in the same way a conventional door does. They also feature a handle at the bottom, a factor that makes it easy for you to open and close the windows. If you want to enjoy the good ventilation that these windows offer, you should request professional window installation services, like those of Unique Home Solutions.

Double and Single Hung Windows

Although a single hung window has two sashes, the upper one is fixed while the lower one is moveable. The window slides vertically since the upper sash does not operate. With double hung windows, you will have two sashes. While the sash at the top glides down, the one at the bottom glides up. The structure of the window makes them easy to clean and offers great ventilation.

Slider Windows

Just as the name suggests, slider windows feature sashes that slide horizontally. Their working mechanism is similar to that of double-hung windows, with the only difference being that they slide sideways.

If you are to ensure that your log home remains bright, lively and welcoming, it would be important to select windows that allow as much natural light as possible into your rooms. This will also go a long way in increasing the value of your property.

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