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4 Best Window Styles for Spanish Colonial Revival Houses

Spanish Colonial Revival architecture is iconic for many reasons, but the windows it features are some truly characterize this unmistakable aesthetic. In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of San Antonio discusses which styles you should choose for your Spanish Colonial Revival home’s window installation:

4 Best Window Styles for Spanish Colonial Revival Houses

1. French Casement Windows

French casement windows come in pairs and are hinged on the sides. When they pivot out, they create a wide opening that provides abundant natural ventilation. Although there is a center meeting stile, these windows still provide excellent, panoramic views.

Traditional French casement panels are tall but narrow, but they may need to be enlarged to meet the latest fire egress codes.

2. Arched Transom Windows

Like picture windows, transoms are not operable (meaning they can’t be opened). However, they enhance the appeal of the operable units beneath them by catching more sunlight and expanding the view.

Arched transoms bring a fresh dimension to the usual angular windows of Spanish Colonial Revival houses. The right use of grilles can also emphasize the curves of the arched openings.

3. Picture Windows

To let in plenty of natural light and capture outdoor scenery, Renewal by Andersen of San Antonio recommends picture windows. To limit passive heating in south-facing picture windows, opt for low-emissivity window glass. This high-performance glass packages blocks excessive solar heat without impeding natural light.

4. Walk-Out Bow Windows

The mammoth and shapely variation of the bay window, the walk-out bow unit elegantly wraps around a wall and extends nearly to the floor. Since it comprises a series of extremely tall casement windows, a walk-out bow unit promotes visual harmony.

Renewal by Andersen of San Antonio specializes in made-to-measure windows and grille customization to accentuate the unique charm of your Spanish Colonial Revival house. Call us at (210) 888-9680 or fill out our online contact form to arrange a FREE, no-obligation window evaluation and estimate. We serve San Antonio, Boerne and Universal City, TX, and nearby areas.


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