Custom arch shaped windows are a staple window style in several types of homes, including Victorian, Spanish, and Mediterranean. Over the years, they’ve also become popular additions in contemporary and colonial homes. And it’s easy to see why: an arch shaped window can make a room feel bigger and provide great natural light throughout the day. If you’re thinking about having arch top windows installed in your home, first consider the pros and cons.
The Pros of Custom Arch Shaped Windows
Arch top windows can be a beautiful addition to many types of room, like two-story foyers and living rooms. An arch shaped window can also act as a lovely focal point in your space while making your room feel larger. Because of their unique style, window dressings are often times optional.
An arch shaped window is typically taller than a standard window and offers the opportunity for you to get way more natural light pouring into your home. Increasing natural light in your home is proven to combat seasonal affective disorder, decrease the risk of nearsightedness in children, and help you get a better night’s sleep. Who would’ve thought you could get so many benefits from just one window?
Because they don’t open or close and may or may not need drapes, arch top windows are considered a fairly low maintenance way for homeowners to add natural light to their home. Other means of increasing natural light, like skylights, require more maintenance and are prone to leaks.
Arch top windows can provide a unique and beautiful view of the trees in your yard changing through the seasons, your city’s skyscrapers towering high above, or a gorgeous blue sky on a summer day.
The Cons of Custom Arch Shaped Windows
Arch shaped windows are notoriously difficult to install. Precise measurements, steady cuts, and specialty trim work are required. These types of window installations prove difficult for even the most experienced of DIYers. If you’re in the market for an arch top window, be sure to hire a reputable and professional installation company.
Arch shaped windows don’t open and close, so they won’t be able to provide your room with any ventilation. Because of this, they shouldn’t be the only window in the room.
Hire Zen Windows for Your Arch Top Window Installation
To find out which type of arched window is right for your home, get in touch with Zen Windows today. Give us a call at 215-458-5080 or send us an email and we’ll provide you with a free estimate in minutes!