There are so many choices when it comes to replacement windows. Read on for information on a few of the more common window types.
Many people finally choose to replace old, drafty windows because they get tired of looking at old ugly windows. Having new energy efficient windows is a bonus! While energy efficiency is important, deciding on what types of replacement windows is the first step. When focusing primarily on improving the appearance of your home and windows, there are a number of different choices to consider.
Five common types of windows you may consider:
Awning windows open out with a hinge at the top. Screens are generally on the inside of these windows and since they open from the bottom, are a great option in rainy climates since water will run down the window.
A bay window juts out from the exterior wall and is usually comprised of at least three window panels. They enhance the view, increasing the amount of window space available. They are also available with either stationary glass or functional, opening windows. Bay windows are a great addition to a room as they give the room a more open and spacious feel while allowing a greater view of the outdoors. If you’re considering expanding your room when you decide to install replacement windows, a bay window is a great option.
Like an awning window, a casement window is on a hinge rather than a slide. A casement window, however, hangs on a side hinge. The screens are on the inside and this type of window allows for better room ventilation than sliding windows.
Double Hung Window
A double hung window is what most people would consider a standard window. They are made up of two panels which hang one above the other with the bottom window sliding up either a small amount or to halfway up the total space of the window. The double pane window now also comes in a tilt model that allows ease in cleaning the outside of the window as the pane unhooks and tilts into the interior of the house.
Gliding windows are similar to double hung windows in that they slide, however gliding windows slide horizontally and double hung windows slide vertically.
These are some of the most common types of window styles. It’s a matter of personal taste which one you’ll choose for your home improvement project.