Has replacing the old wood or vinyl windows in your home been on your “to-do” list for quite some time? There’s so many styles, types, and add-ons today, you may be wondering “where do I even start?”
We’ve put together a list of the most popular types of replacement windows to help you figure out which style may be the best for your home!
Single-hung windows, look similar to another window on our list, the double-hung. These
windows are common in areas with high wind. Unlike double-hung windows, the feature that
defines a single-hung window is the fixed top sash. This means that only the bottom portion of
the window is operable – which is useful in weather-affected areas – as the locked top sash is
thought to be less susceptible to leakage and unwanted air infiltration.
Single-hung windows are often thought to be more difficult to clean than double-hung
windows, but they are traditionally the less expensive choice.
These are the most popular style of window – with their classic look being found in a variety of home
styles. They are prized for their dual tilt-in sashes, which makes cleaning incredibly east[easy]. Double-
hung windows are good for ample airflow with both top and bottom sashes that can be raised and
Sliding windows open horizontally by moving side to side, unlike double and single-hung which open
vertically. A popular place in the home for these windows are behind a kitchen sink or over your washer
and dryer. Not only easy to use, but sliding windows are perfect for framing beautiful views of the
outdoors as well. Sliders are usually wider than they are tall – which allows for an unobstructed view
and creates space for ample airflow in the warmer months.
Awning & Casement:
Awning and casement windows are virtually the same window installed either horizontally (to open
upward from the bottom) or vertically (to swing outward from the house).
Unlike hung window styles, awnings and casements open with the use of a hand crank. These windows
are commonly found in homes with windy or rainy climates, because they add flexibility and the security
when it comes to still letting in some fresh air. They also offer the least amount of air infiltration rates
of most all window styles
Keep in mind their access. If you use a window AC unit to cool your home down [remove this word]in
the summer, these windows may not be your best option – you probably won’t be able to install the air
conditioner in any type of crank-out window
Picture windows do not open, which make them the perfect choice for framing your gorgeous views –
without sacrificing safety or security. Picture windows work well in areas that have limited access, like
recessed walls and vaulted ceilings.
It’s common to join these windows with other window styles to create configurations that add character
and charm to your home. Picture windows really do allow you to frame the beautiful views your house
Bay or Bow:
Bay and bow windows are so similar, they are normally grouped together, but there’s one thing that
truly sets them apart. Bay windows are made up of one central picture window, flanked by a pair of
more narrow windows – casement, double-hung, etc. Bow windows, however, consist of three or more
windows of equal size. The main difference is their shape. Bays look more angular, and bows tend to have a curved appearance.
These styles add an enhanced degree of light and depth to areas of your home. They are commonly
found in family rooms, where you might want some extra space to display pictures, décor, or even just a place for your furry friend to lay. Both of these options create a beautiful focal point on the inside and outside of your home.
These windows are something special. Garden windows protrude from the house like a bay or bow and
contain room for shelves, and are operable windows. Their style brings light and space into the home.
Kitchens and laundry rooms are great places to add a garden window because their unique design allows
space for growing plants and herbs all year long.
If you’re ready to speak with our experts about replacement windows, give us a call. We’re ready, willing,
and happy to help!
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