The Different Types of Replacement Windows for Your Home
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You are ready to buy new windows for your home, but you aren’t sure which types of replacement windows are best for your situation. Let us help you with the process of selecting and buying replacement windows.
Here are the best windows on the market for modern homes.
Single hung windows
Single-hung windows are opened when the bottom window panel is moved over the stationary upper sash. These types of sliding windows are still available, but homeowners typically purchase double hung windows to replace this older style.
Double hung windows
A double-hung window looks similar to a single-hung window. However, both the lower sash and the upper sash can move. Double-hung windows usually tilt out for easy cleaning and maintenance.
Bay windows (or bow windows)
If you are interested in making a dramatic difference in the look of a room, consider adding a bay or bow window. Both types of replacement windows protrude from the exterior wall and let more natural light into your space.
A bay window is one of the most expensive window styles to install. Typically, some window panels are fixed windows, while others can open.
Casement windows are also popular types of windows. They are typically a single pane of glass that can be cranked open and out from the side of the house. You might consider this type of window above the kitchen sink or any other hard-to-reach area requiring excellent ventilation.
A picture window can offer an unobstructed view of your backyard. Even though picture windows are fixed and don’t offer airflow, this can be a benefit – as they can increase the energy efficiency of your home.
Awning windows are ideal for areas with a lot of rain because they open outward by being pushed outward from the bottom of the window frame.
Hopper windows open from the top and usually crank open to tip down. They are commonly found in basements or bathrooms and are used for ventilation purposes. Basement hopper windows are a great way to let in the fresh air and natural light to your damp and dark basement.
Egress windows are also typically installed in basements. The main difference between hopper and egress windows is that the latter is designed for safety. They provide an emergency escape route.
Perhaps you have a window style in mind that hasn’t been described thus far. Maybe you are seeking a unique shape or need a custom window for a specific purpose (such as garden windows).
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