The primary function of windows is to let in light and air – but depending on their style, they can also provide so much more. That’s why, when investing in a window replacement project, it pays to choose the style that will best meet your specific needs.
- Garden Windows
If green and natural are your favorite buzzwords, then you’ll love garden windows. They are shaped like a box that extends into the outdoors, giving you the perfect spot to grow potted herbs and your favorite indoor plants. These windows are typically installed in the kitchen.
- Casement Windows
Hinged on the side, casement windows are designed to swing out from your home, creating a wide opening that lets in healthy, fresh air. When closed, they create a durable, airtight seal that helps prevent drafts and significant energy loss.
- Awning Windows
They resemble casement windows, except they’re hinged at the top, allowing for ease of maintenance and increased access to natural ventilation. Awning windows are also versatile enough to be installed in any room.
- Double Hung Windows
This window style graces thousands of homes across the country – and with good reason. Double hung windows come with a neat and clean design that matches with most residential architecture. They also come with sufficient glass surface to let in sunlight while giving you an extended view of the outdoors.
But what double hung windows can best offer is excellent natural ventilation. By opening both top and bottom sashes at the same time, you can expel warm, stale air from your home and let in cooling breezes. But to get the most of your double hung units, make sure they are installed by a premier window expert like Twin Cities Siding Professionals.
- Picture Windows
These windows can maximize your viewing area and give you access to plenty of natural light. But they’re fixed, which means they can’t help ventilate your home (unless you combine them with operable windows). But this fact has its own advantage – because picture windows have few movable parts, they’ll need less repair work and maintenance. Plus, they ensure heating and cooling energy remains inside your home since they keep an airtight seal.
- Sliding Windows
Think of them as operable picture windows. They have the same slim frames and large glass area, but can ventilate your home just by pushing them open to the side. Sliding windows also help save space and offer smooth, effortless operation that’s especially useful for those having difficulty with fine motor skills.
- Bay and Bow Windows
Their unique shape (angular in bay, slightly arched in bow) makes them an instant focal point in your home. They allow more sunlight to stream into your home because of their expansive glass while also optimizing your viewing area from different angles. The deep sill area created by bay and bow windows can also be used as additional seating, lounge or breakfast nook.
Aside from siding installation, Twin Cities Siding Professionals also specializes in window replacement. With our top-tier windows from Marvin®, we’ll make sure your home remains functional, beautiful and efficient. We serve the areas in and around St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN. Call us today at (651) 967-0873, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.