Traditional, contemporary or modern house, which window style to adopt?
First of all, there are a few rules to follow if you want to renovate. Indeed, if the exterior appearance of your house is changed, consider requesting a work permit. This is valid when it is the colors that change; you can very well choose a different material for the structure of your fenêtres Inter Québec.
For a Traditional House
If you own a traditional house and want to maintain a similar style for your windows, it all depends on the geographic area you are in. By the sea, the material of choice is often PVC because of its robustness. Conversely, you will find wooden window structures ideal for their thermal performance and durability in a mountainous region. To add more charm to your windows, you can add small woods to the panes. These can be installed horizontally or vertically; they can be colored in PVC, aluminum, or wood. The small woods are an excellent way to style your windows to your liking and do not require any maintenance. Adding shutters will provide you with better thermal protection in addition to an aesthetic contribution to your facade.
Conversely, if you want to bring freshness to your traditional house, forget the small woods and prefer large openings which let in as much light as possible. Opt for bay windows to replace your old patio doors. PVC and aluminum will bring a sober and refined style that will modernize your home, unlike wood which is more used for an “old-fashioned” style. If you have a stone house, the colored aluminum windows will create a beautiful contrast on the facade.
For a contemporary home
Aluminum is the best compromise if you want designer windows. This material allows a multitude of configurations by its size, standard or tailor-made, by its opening, French, sliding, tilt and turn, and its wide range of colors. In addition, the fineness of the profiles of the aluminum structures makes it possible to obtain an increased glazed surface and allow a large amount of light to pass through for optimal comfort. Highly appreciated by architects, the design of aluminum windows brings style and elegance to your facades.
On the contrary, wood makes it possible to bring character to a modern house. Its warmth and authenticity break the style of a refined home. In addition to the material used, you can personalize your fenêtres Inter Québec with small woods for a vintage effect. These small rods offer a lot of possibilities to give character to your windows. These can also have a rounded shape to cut the vertical and horizontal lines of the contemporary style.
Whether you have a traditional or contemporary home, it is quite possible to mix styles thanks to the choice of material used, the type of opening, and the shape of your windows.