Maximizing Your View with the Right Windows & Doors
Choosing the Proper Window and Door Package
Few elements of a home are seen from both the outside and the inside more than windows and doors. They are the gateway visually and physically to the beauty of your surroundings, which is why selecting the perfect window and door package during the concept to completion process for your luxury home is crucial.
From considerations like climate, style, materials, and local standards, the world of windows and doors is vast and versatile. When living in a sunny high-altitude environment like Jackson Hole or Big Sky selecting windows and doors that offer the proper UV protection and heating and cooling properties to maximize energy efficiency is essential.
Fortunately, experts like our trusted nationwide partners, Pella and Weather Shield, Kolbe Windows or Sierra Pacific will guide you to windows and doors that suit your climate needs and fit the standards of your local municipality.
From here, you have the exciting opportunity to select the styles that fit your aesthetic. For windows, style comes down to two primary components, how you want it to look and how you want it to open.
Of course, there are custom designs for both windows and doors, but the general window styles are casement, awning, double hung, single hung, sliding, and bay and bow. For doors, three basic components help determine style, how you want it to look, how you want it to open, and the function, whether it is a front door, storm door, or patio door.
Once you’ve selected the function, you can choose from various styles like French or hinged, solid, windowed, or sliding (of which there are many variations). Keeping all of this in mind, it is essential to not only select windows and doors that function well for your needs but also look incredible on their own and when viewed as a whole package around your house.
Last but not least, it is time to decide on the best materials. While material options are vendor-specific and sometimes determine the style, you can generally choose wood, fiberglass, vinyl, steel, and aluminum for windows and doors. Each material offers varying levels of durability and customization.
For example, local vendor Weather Shield offers solely wood, aluminum clad, and aluminum as material options, all proven to stand up to high alpine elements and extreme weather and stylistically look great. Ultimately, your vendor can walk you through the best styles and materials for your area and personal taste.