Want to spruce up your home’s look and feel, but not sure where to start?
When considering replacing the windows for your home, it’s important to know all the options before making a decision. Often the type and style of window a home currently has is not the best match for the style of the home, doesn’t provide any resale value, and isn’t made of quality materials.
There are many styles of windows and now-a-days you can even create custom-built windows. This can make choosing replacement windows an overwhelming task.
Here’s a list of 7 different window styles to get you started:
A Casement Window is hinged on the right or left and swings outward by turning a crank-handle. This style of window provides excellent ventilation, noise reduction, air-tightness, and is perfect for tight spaces such as a bathroom or kitchen sink.
Awning windows are hinged at the top and open from the bottom. Ideal for rainy days, these windows keep the rain out while letting the fresh air in. Great for tight spaces because they open outwards and give extra ventilation.
The most popular window for homeowner’s, the Double Hung has 2 sashes that open and close vertically. One benefit of the two sashes is that cool air is allowed to come in the bottom while hot air escapes through the top, creating natural convection. The tilt-in feature also makes it easy to clean these windows from the inside of your home.
Picture windows are perfect if you want an unobstructed view, more natural lighting, and a completely airtight frame. These windows do not open, but create a beautiful opening to let the outside light and scenery in.
Similar to a double hung window, gliding windows have two sashes that slide horizontally. With a moving panel that slides right to left or left to right, these windows are easy to open, big enough for an emergency evacuation, and ideal next to walkways or patios.
Bow and Bay windows are either angled or curved combinations of windows that extend outward. This style of window maximizes the view, which allows for more room and additional natural lighting. These are large elegant windows that really stand out on a home.
Because there are so many styles, colors, brands, and materials for windows available, we suggest hiring a Design Consultant who knows the most popular styles with the highest resale value and most durable materials for your home.
Not sure where to start? Contact us to schedule a complimentary appointment with one of our certified Design Consultants today!