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Popular Window Options for Harrisburg Homes

posted by Jennifer Erisman on May 18, 2022 in Harrisburg

Pella kitchen windows

With a wide variety of home styles in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, there are many unique types of windows out there that can complement your home. Let’s dive into some window options that go best with different parts of your home and your home's unique architecture.

Kitchen Windows

Windows are an essential part of your kitchen. To get the most use and enjoyment out of them, they should provide ventilation, natural light and style. There are many different kitchen window options to choose from, such as casement and double-hung windows that let fresh air flow through your home and are easy to use.

For example, double-hung windows have a classic look, and with additions like grilles or certain types of hardware, you can completely change the look of your windows and add charm to your home. Along with style versatility, both of the sashes in double-hung windows are operable, giving you great functionality. Since the top sash tilts inwards, they're also easier to clean inside and out — which is especially useful if you have a multi-story home.

Casement windows are another great window option for your Harrisburg home. Here's an example of how casement windows provided a beautiful view and opened up this home's kitchen in Reinholds, Pennsylvania. We worked with Trademark Contractors to do this kitchen remodel, which was complete with our triple-pane glass windows that also increased energy efficiency.

Bay Windows

Bay windows are a great option for boosting your home's architectural interest, character and curb appeal. This type of window is a combination of three windows that are joined at an angle which makes them stand out from the wall and adds space to your room. With bay windows' varying angles, you get more light, airflow and a broader view than standard, flat windows can provide. For example, our team replaced an outdated, traditional bay window in York, PA with a new box bay window, which was the finishing touch on their kitchen remodel.

Black Pella window in log home with natural wood striping

Log Cabin Windows

Log cabin homes are common in Harrisburg. Their unique look gives you many window options to choose from. For example, you can continue the wood aesthetic by choosing a wood window and getting them finished in a natural wood stain. Another option is to go with thin profile, modern fiberglass windows. finished in black, these can be a great contrast to the wood look of a log home and give you durability and low maintenance for the years to come.

For example, this home in Media, PA (featured in the image above) had unique wood striping it's interior. We were able to accommodate that look and the home’s white walls by installing black, double-hung wood windows.

Another example is when we worked with Weiler’s Custom Log Homes on a house in Narvon, PA. The homeowners wanted their windows to match the beautiful wood of their log home. Our team installed wood casement, double-hung and custom windows and patio doors. The wood fixtures beautifully complemented the home's wood exterior, and the windows also brought in tons of natural light and provided gorgeous views.

We also worked on a home with a wood exterior in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where the homeowner wanted to achieve a modern look, so we recommended our wood casement windows with black aluminum cladding. Our black windows against the warm, natural wood exterior made for a beautiful end result.

Pella window on historic home

Windows for Historic Homes

There are many historic neighborhoods in Harrisburg filled with traditional, historic homes. With a window replacement on a historic home, you can opt for a modern update or stay true to the home's architectural design with windows that match it. 

The homeowners of this historic home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, wanted to replace their windows to achieve a more modern aesthetic while still maintaining its original look. Because our products have historical elements like integral light technology grilles, a historic putty profile and authentic hardware, they were a great fit for this historic home. They chose double-hung and picture windows and wood sliding and hinged French patio doors with a custom color and cladding to add a unique charm.

We also worked with a homeowner in Akron, Pennsylvania who wanted to update and modernize their Tudor-inspired home. We installed wood casement windows with Prairie-style grilles to match the home’s aesthetic. The black finish modernizes the home and goes great with the brick and white areas on the house, creating a beautifully renovated exterior.

At Pella, we offer many window and door solutions for every home style and the different rooms in it. Along with our various types of windows and doors, we also have a range of options to boost performance and convenience like window screens and energy efficiency.

At Pella, we are here to help you make your house a home. Our team has worked on a wide range of projects and can help you reach your design goals. Learn more about how we can help you on your next home improvement project by scheduling a free consultation with a Pella professional.