As a homeowner, you may have heard of or are familiar with the term “window mulling.” This is basically a process of joining two or more windows together. The windows have to be of the same kind in order to be joined together. This creates a more solid and weather-resistant window, as well as a modern and clean design. This process can be applied to nearly all kinds of windows. There are a number of other advantages to this process, as well as a few things to consider. So, whether you have a wood, composite, or fiberglass window, here’s what you need to know about window mulling.
More Natural Light
One great advantage of having mulled windows is that it can create a focal point where more natural light can come in your home. Usually, there can be limits to how much a single-window should weigh while maintaining its structural integrity. But with window mulling, you can join multiple groups of windows together to maximize the amount of natural light coming in while still retaining the level of the structural integrity of your home.
Additional Wood Options
There are several wood window options readily available for window mulling, made from a variety of resources from softwoods such as pine to hardwoods including mahogany, oak, and cherry. These types of windows are usually treated to prevent any damage from natural elements and small animals. You can also consider adding exterior cladding to some mulled wooden windows, and they can be made from harder materials such as aluminum. This adds protection while also having a range of color and texture options for an added visual appeal.
Laminates can also be applied to mulled windows. They can help provide the visual style of wood grain, for instance. There are a variety of colors and textures to choose from, such as wood grain or metallic finish. Window laminates also provide protection against chemicals, dirt, and other small debris.
Composite window hardware can have a wide variety of styles and finishes, and while they are used for opening, closing, or locking windows, they’re also used as accents to compliment your home. This is also true for mulled composite windows. For instance, an egress hardware feature can be equipped for a wider opening of a mulled window unit. There are even hardware options that feature automatically-locking windows, which can be appealing for elderly people or those with mobility problems.
Skyline Windows does a straightforward approach when it comes to door and window installations. We emphasize quality service, making sure our customers are happy when we do our job. So, when you need to have your windows replaced, just call us today at (804) 270-4008 for a free consultation, or you can complete our online request form.