What Are Your Replacement Window Options?
You need new windows in your older home and it’s time to replace and update them. Perhaps, you’re building a new home and want to know the types of replacement windows available for you. In the article, we will discuss the window styles available to customers for replacement. There are horizontal sliders, single-hung, double-hung, casements, awnings, pictures, and specialty windows. Below we discuss the different types of replacement windows available for your home. Our windows are made of fiberglass, vinyl, or aluminum.
Horizontal Sliders Window
Horizontal sliding windows open from left or right and slide open. It is easier for some consumers to open them. They are often used in rooms facing the front or back of the house, patios, porches, decks, and walkways. These styles of windows are popular in modern-style homes. Horizontal slider windows go well in bathrooms and kitchens and make it easy to control airflow. They come in single or double slider styles.
Single or Double Hung Windows
Single-hung windows allow the bottom window to be pushed up to allow airflow into the house. The top window stays closed. These windows are often used in rooms facing the front or back of the house, porches, patios, and walkways. Double-hung windows can be opened from the bottom or the top and they slide up or down. They are used in living rooms, family rooms, kitchens, and dining rooms too.
Casement Windows and Awning Windows
Casement windows open outward like a door and often have a crank or can be pushed open. Screens are placed inside the windows for the warmer weather. They are suited to kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms where you must put a window over sinks, appliances, or countertops. They fit well in basements and garages too. They are designed for climates that have frequent wind and rain.
Awnings windows open like doors from the bottom and have screens inside them. They are often used in basements because they can be placed on walls and are easy to open. They can be placed near picture windows that cannot be opened to allow airflow into the room. Awning windows can be installed in the bedroom, kitchen, living room, and bathroom.
Picture and Specialty Window
Picture windows are windows that do not open. They are installed to let in light in rooms in the front or back of the house. They are ideal for living rooms, corners, sitting rooms, over the sink, dining room, and the family room. They do not provide ventilation and can be installed with insulated glass to provide better control heating and cooling.
Specialty windows come in different shapes to give your windows a unique style. We have radius-style circles and half-circles, bay and bow windows, and garden windows for plants and herbs.
Contact us for an appointment about different types of replacement windows for your home today to learn more about what type is right for you.