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Posted on Jun 05, 2015 by Sam Heer

4 Home Styles and the Windows that Best Match Them

Are you looking to make upgrades to boost your home’s visual appeal? Replacing your old windows is a great way to give your home’s exterior a fresh new look.


There are several factors that you have to consider in order to get the right replacement units for your home. One of these factors is your home’s architectural style. You have to make sure that the window style you’re going to select can accentuate or complement your home’s current design.

Allow Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois to help you select the right unit for your home. Here’s a brief guide to the windows in Springfield, IL, that can best match these four popular home styles:

1. American Farmhouse – This style was influenced by New England Colonial Houses. For this home style, you may want consider using tall and narrow double-hung windows, installed singly, as bay windows, or in a group.

2. Craftsman Bungalow – This home style emerged from a tradition of Arts and Crafts prevalent in various parts of the country. For this style, you can use double-hung or casement windows. A good color combination to use would be trims that contrast with the color of the frame.

3. French Eclectic – This isn’t a single style but a wide range of styles that have been heavily influenced by French architecture. These homes feature tall, steep-pitched roofs. For windows, you should consider vertically oriented windows that feature grilles.

4. Georgian/Federal – This style marked a turning point in American architecture that popularized stylized, stately, comfortable, and spacious residential designs. The Georgian/Federal style traces its roots from classical Roman architecture. For the windows, you’d want to install tall, simple, double-hung windows that feature a rectangular grille pattern.

If you’re planning to improve the visual appeal of the exterior of your home, replacement windows in Decatur, IL, is your best bet. Make sure you’re matching your replacement window style choices with your home’s architectural design for the most attractive look. Renewal by Andersen can provide you with a wide selection of window styles that can match your home.

If you’re looking to learn more about matching window styles or if you’re in need of expert help, feel free to give Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois a call.


"I would recommend RBA of Central Illinois for QUALITY windows and doors. Compared to our old cheap, thin vinyl windows, Andersen blows them away. You can easily tell by how well the sliding doors fit and close, and how heavy duty they are. We also cannot hear the wind rushing through the house in inclement weather anymore! And the black window frames we went with are amazing to look at. Aaron, Al, Darrell, and Cory all were professional and went all out to finish the job, given the weather they had to deal with. I would definitely recommend. They were also on top of communicating with me given the weather delays, and what I could expect for them coming out. Five stars!"

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