When it comes to window replacements, it can be a complicated puzzle to merge function and design that results in the perfect fit for your home. While our experts will guide you every step of the way, deciding on your unique look puts your personal touch on the project. With a medley of available styles, materials, and colors, Gravina’s® is here to help you pick the ideal trim for your panes and bring your vision to life.
A Medley of Materials
With more than 50 window lines and dozens of design options — not to mention the ability to mix-and-match to meet your stylistic needs — Gravina’s can guide you to the best finish every time. Start by breaking down the features and benefits of each material to narrow down what is most important to you:
- Vinyl windows possess a sturdy, reliable frame and components that combine durability with low levels of maintenance — a real win-win. Versatility in construction allows for a choice of hollow or insulated frames, so you’ll find what you’re looking for no matter whether you value cost-efficiency or energy-efficiency. Finally, this component has a wide variety of color to choose from!
- Wood windows exude the beauty of raw, natural materials and have an elegant and sophisticated aesthetic. Most commonly seen on historic homes and other traditional styles, this material offers significant reductions to energy costs by naturally keeping out heat in the summer and cold in the winter. Wood is slightly more high-maintenance and is on the pricier side, but its superior construction is worth the cost and upkeep if the stunning style meets your needs.
- Fiberglass windows are known for their strength and low-maintenance attributes. They are virtually scratch-free and have the ability to resist extreme temperatures. As upscale windows, they are priced in the mid- to high-budget tier and are available in a range of colors and styles.
Create a Cohesive Look
We often recommend coordinating window frames with baseboards and door moldings for a stylish look throughout the home. If you have white vinyl crown molding and door frames, you may want to go the same route with your panes. Likewise, if you have a more rustic look along your floors and doors, wood windows might be something to consider. Of course, there is no set rule for this — if your home’s general energy is more eclectic, mix-and-match may suit your style even better.
Styles and Profiles
The final consideration for your window frame design is the overall style and aesthetic. After all, windows are the eyes to your house’s soul! Channel the personality of your living space with windows that tell the story of your home: If you have a taste for modern and contemporary, try bold black trim with clean lines and thin casing. Is farmhouse-chic more up your alley? White wood might fit your fancy. No matter what style you crave, express it with a home that’s uniquely yours.
Ready to design the windows of your dreams and boost your home’s energy efficiency while you’re at it? Contact us for a free estimate.