The Benefits of Choosing Accent Windows for Your Home

Tall Rambler Poly Stationary Octagon Window

When it comes to upgrading the appearance of your home, you might consider a transformation to a new and improved accent window. While looking through all of the different options, we recommend that you don’t ignore the benefits that can come with accent windows. These windows, whether they are garden, wood octagon, poly octagon, oval, or round windows, are a unique design element that can truly give the aesthetic of your home a healthy boost.


When you decide to incorporate accent windows into your home, you can enjoy a design feature that helps to accentuate your property as well as enjoy more natural light. Some examples of the benefits you can expect include:


Garden Windows – A perfect option for letting natural light into your home while also giving you a place to display your indoor plants.

Octagon Windows – An attractive addition to your home that looks great above exterior doors or on either side of a fireplace. These windows add elegance along with a unique style beyond the standard square or rectangular house windows.

Round Windows – Provide an undeniable “wow” factor to your home and also the savings of energy efficiency. Perfect for transforming spaces from run-of-the-mill to one-of-a-kind.

How Do You Replace Octagon Windows?

Wood Octagon Window with Obscure Glass

Octagon windows are a shining star in the world of accent windows. They are unique in style and function but like anything else, they may need to be updated. If your wood octagon window has experienced some sort of decay, you should replace it to avoid further damage to the wall.

To help keep costs down, explore all of your options for replacing the window. Research different window manufacturers to find a trustworthy supplier with fair prices. Be sure to also consider shipping costs, if any, in your totals. Keep in mind that different types of glass (and other clear materials) are available at various price points.
However, remember that your home’s windows are an investment, and ultimately you get what you pay for.

Installing the New Window

For the installation, you have two options: hiring a professional or doing it yourself. The main benefit of hiring a professional is that you can rest assured the window will be installed correctly without leaks that increase your energy bills. However, if it’s more important to you to save money upfront, you can always tackle the project yourself.

New replacement windows will have installation instructions to guide you through the installation process. There are also many resources online for tips on how to make the process of removal and installation go smoothly. Take the time to research what tools you will need and what replacement materials will be required before beginning the job. This will help with budgeting cost and time spent to complete your project.

How Do Weather Seals Work?

Weather Seal

Most homes have drafts and air leaks somewhere—typically around the edges of windows and doors. While these tiny cracks may not seem like a big deal, they can cost you a lot over time as they make your HVAC systems work harder. Plus, they offer easy access to insects and foreign pollutants. Fortunately, you can insulate your home with an easy-to-use product: a weather seal.

Weather seals (also known as weather strips) help prevent unwanted air flow as well as the intrusion of insects, and pollutants. While they come in different varieties, they all work by filling in the open spaces. 

DIY Weather-Stripping

Before weather-stripping your home, first, make sure you really need it. There are a few different ways you can check your doors and windows for gaps; we recommend the flashlight method. When it is dark, have a partner shine a flashlight along the edges of your doors and windows. As they do so, check from the inside if you can see any light coming through a gap. You should consider adding a weather seal anywhere the light shines.

The exact method for weather stripping will depend on the type of product you use. Some popular options are V-seals, felt, foam tape, door sweeps, and rubber tubing. A little research to determine the best solution for your home can go far to keep your home comfortable and also save money in the long run.

How to Maximize Your Window Accessories

Octagon Window Pine Jamb Extension

Turn your plain windows into an aesthetic statement. To do that, you need to understand the different window accessories available to you. With the right combination of wood and vinyl, you can give your windows a bit of pizzazz that will attract the eye and boost the overall appearance of your home. The accessories available for our accent windows include; jamb extensions for walls thicker than 2 x 4 construction, window grilles for that extra added touch, and interior trim kits to give the interior the best finished look possible.

One of the easiest ways to create a new look or simply bring in more light is to add an accent window to an otherwise blank wall. An accent window will enhance your home even more by including window grids and interior trim.

This gives a bit of flair to your windows so that they don’t look like just a regular plane of glass. Depending on your wall thickness you may need to include a jamb extension. This can aid in the installation of the accent window, and give you the finished look you want for pennies on the dollar.

To make the most of the window accessories available to you, we recommend that you discuss your options with a trained professional. They will know how to take some of the abstract ideas you might have for your space and create something that will hit the mark without costing you an arm and a leg.

When everything is said and done, you will be impressed at just how big of a difference adding some accent windows can make to any room as well as to your curb appeal.

How Lumber Prices Affect the Lead Time for Garden Windows

Garden Windows

The pandemic has changed a lot of things around the country. Social distancing means that there are fewer workers in lumber mills, which means less lumber to go around. This has caused severe supply disruptions and heightened demand that you should be aware of when you are looking to add garden windows to your home.

Lumber shortages are tacking on months to the amount of time it would usually take to get these windows made. Lead times have gone from about 3 weeks to up to 16 weeks for many window manufacturers, but not for Fixhome. Our production time is currently 6 to 7 weeks plus delivery time which is well below the national average.

Not only that, but this demand has also increased prices for many of the larger window companies however, our pricing has stayed relatively stable. Fixhome continues to provide you with the best product for the price.

Working with a skilled sales professional is a great way to stay on top of this situation. In most cases, they will be able to help you better understand the most up-to-date prices and wait times for having these impressive windows installed in your home.