Ever Wondered What the Types of Windows and Choices That Are Available?
If you’re searching for new replacement windows for your home you may be surprised at the variety of options that you will have. Custom windows are available in basic designs to more ornate, fully to partial opening and everything in between. There are a variety of designs and styles to meet every budget. In order to narrow down the best choice for you here are the most common types of windows available and the features of each one.
Double Hung Windows
Double hung windows have two window pieces that are vertically hung. Both are able to be and opened. The bottom piece moves upward and the top piece moves downward to allow optimal airflow. Also many designs allow the sash to tilt inwards which makes the windows easier to clean. This is one of the most popular styles of windows because of its versatility and durability.
Single Hung Windows
Single hung windows have two sashes that are vertically hung. The difference between single and double hung windows is that in a single hung window only the bottom sash is able to be moved upward. The top sash stays in place. Another feature of the single hung window is that it tilts inward for easy cleaning. Single hung windows are also a popular, budget friendly window style.
Awning windows are single pane windows that open outward. They are typically opened via a handle that allows the window to be open or closed and locked with one movement. Some windows may have a hinge on the side and open outwards on the opposite side. They are often used in bathrooms and other areas where opening a window sash may be more difficult.
Sliding windows have at least two sashes that are horizontally hung. There are many designs available depending on the brand. The sliding options are numerous as well. There may be an option for one sash to slide horizontally while another one stays in place. Also another option is a three sash window where the two outside sashes move while the center piece remains still.
Bay & Bow windows
These types of windows are specifically designed to add an architectural feature to the home. The windows are typically constructed of three window panes that are placed at sharper angles which extend in to the outdoors. Bow windows are side-by-side and have a gentle curve allowing for maximum viewing of the surrounding area.
There are so many more, such as jalousie windows, impact windows, skylights, glass block, or even picture windows. When you are in the market for new windows you will have many choices.