If you’ve decided that it’s time to invest in a new set of doors and windows, you’ve got an exciting time ahead. Your doors and windows make such a huge difference to the aesthetic of your home, and there are plenty of different styles to choose from depending on the design of your house. Here’s a brief guide to the different types of doors and windows and tips to choose the best style for your home. Choosing the right door style Your front door plays a vital role in the design, safety and function of your home, so you want to make sure you pick the right style. Glass is such a great material to incorporate into your front door and there are many ways you can get creative with things like textured glass, insulated glass, frosted glass and stained glass. For your interior, French doors are very popular and these are great for dining rooms, offices or rooms where you don’t require a lot of privacy. Glass in your front door, back door, and interior doors is one of the best ways to allow more natural light to stream into your home and you can really enhance the architectural style of your space. Choosing the right windows Windows come in all different shapes and sizes so the style you choose really depends on your home. Popular styles include bay windows, storm windows, skylights, garden windows (where there is a small bay which is perfect for plants) and picture windows, however you can also get custom windows created. When choosing your doors and windows, it’s important to think about the type of glass that’s best for your home. There are many different types of glass on the market nowadays, with everything from the simple clear float glass (which is commonly used for windows and doors) to tinted glass, which reduces sun glare and can help to keep your rooms cooler, to toughened glass which is stronger and harder to break. We recommend that you opt for double or triple glazed glass in order to improve your home’s efficiency and stop heat from escaping especially during the winter time. Doors and windows materials Entry doors are commonly made from wood, metal and composite, and window frames are usually made from either wood or UPVC, which typically has a white finish but is also available in different colours. Your doors and windows really impact the aesthetic of your home, so make sure you choose a style that matches the existing appearance. If you’re looking to get new doors and windows for your Vancouver property, get in touch with Kristo’s Glass today!