Which Window Style is Right for Your Home?

Trying to find the right windows for your home? With so many options out there, it can be tricky to decide on one type. Should they swing, slide, feature a view? Ultimately, the type of windows you choose should fit your home’s architectural features, your needs specific to the room, and provide energy efficiency. Let’s take a look at some popular window styles:

Traditional Windows

Awning windows

Awning is a popular window style used in many homes today. It’s hinged at the top and swings out, allowing you to leave it open during the rain. You can easily open and shut these windows by turning a handle. They provide great ventilation and work well in both traditional and modern homes.

If you don’t want to replace your windows, consider retrofitting. It’s less expensive and can help your home preserve a historic character. Older windows also tend to be more durable than modern windows. If you take the time, you can add insulation to them and make them more energy efficient.

Double-hung windows

With two sashes that slide up and down, double-hung windows are another popular window style choice for homeowners. These energy efficient windows are compatible with most home styles and are easy to clean. Because these windows slide up and down, they can easily accept air conditioners.

Slider windows

Slider windows open from side to side and require minimal maintenance. These windows also don’t rely on springs and pulleys to function, so they are more durable than other windows. If you don’t have a lot of space outside for windows to swing open, slider windows may be a good choice for your home.

Casement windows

Casement windows are hinged at the side and can be place just about anywhere in a home. These windows are energy efficient and offer a variety of different design features. Because casement windows open all the way outward, they provide excellent ventilation.

The “Make a Statement” Window Style

Garden windows

A garden window adds that little extra space, just perfect behind the sink, for instance. Resist the temptation to use it as a shelf for just about anything that lies around. Instead, decorate it. It will look good both from the inside and the outside.

Bay / bow windows

Space, light and curb appeal. Bay windows and bow windows are a great investment and add to your interior decor. Picture a reading nook overlooking the garden.

Picture window

Picture windows make a strong statement and give you the possibility to open your space to a view. It beautifully showcases a garden, a mountain or sea view and add a lot of natural light to a room.

Take your time selecting the windows that fit your needs and your personal taste. Quality windows will last for years, so you need to make sure they will be right for you for that long.

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