Windows in a home serve a lot of purposes.
To let in the sunshine, light which saves money turning lights on.
Gives the cat a place to sunbathe.
Something extra to shop for in curtains and drapes to match the decor.
To escape through if there is a fire.
Or for those with bad intentions to make the best of the situation when you are being robbed by crow barring them open to sneak a peek.
Hit and run. Steal and peel.
The windows in your home take in the long view of the local mountain range. Or overlook a sparkling diamond waterfront gem. A lake, river, pond can be seen as you wash dishes, pots, pans. Out over the expanse of land behind your home. All around it for a buffer of privacy.
But all that is ruined when windows on your house are in tight spots.
Like a hand in your face happens. With dinky property plots with zero lot lines outside. Not what happens in a Maine home. Space is a premium in a city, urban area because it's like ants at a picnic. No place to go but up. And instead of the home being in the middle or to the side, front, rear of the lot, the neighborhoods of city homes are sitting on the lot. Like bread with no crust happens. No space, gap to clearly create a comfortable space between the homes.
Cars parked on the street because no driveway to use for vehicle storage or company to visit your home.
Lots of fun if snow ever happens one of the four seasons where the home is located. Snow removal, plowing becomes like the game with only one space and all the sliding squares to entertain using your hands. Everyone becomes Chicken Little agitated, strung out, wound up. Work, school stops and grocery stores get a run on food until the cupboards are bare. Because space is missing. All the time. Get used to it. How things roll. Ah, not in Maine folks.
Zero lots lines around the property in an urban area means put up the window shade, living in the dark shadows.
Then quickly sliding it back down. Pull the drapes to the center to cover the glass. Over the security bars, checking the locks, making sure alarm sensors are working, blinking.
The windows don't serve their original purpose in the home because of dense population, zoning.
Because all you are looking at is straight in another house window. Or the faded, dusty siding of the homes on three sides. Where to fix the exterior would mean repelling off the roof. And technically encroaching on the air space, rubbing up against the home next door. And it is the same all along, down the line for as far as the eye can see. Because people happened. Too many congested in one area where it's just "sorry". Deal with it. Windows not used great if you are a vampire. Trying to avoid the Sun's damaging rays.
Fact: Not enough land for the average Joe and Jane with the blue color clothing to swing, enjoy, invest in and eventually get paid off around a city home. For the eventual free and clear, house mortgage burning party. Windows work the way they were suppose to in a Maine home with several, forty, a couple hundred acres of property surrounding the house. Get to Maine, enjoy the personal wide open four season space and sunshine. Inside and outside your house or home.