Your home’s windows serve a number of important functions for your home, including providing your home with natural light and ventilation, while still helping to protect your home from the elements and pests. However, there are so many different styles of windows that it can be tough to know which windows you should use in each room. If you’ve been wondering how to decide where you should put your windows, take a look at our blog for more information!
This is one of the most popular window styles, one that you’ve likely seen in nearly every home you’ve been in. Double-hung windows are comprised of two sashes that move independently in their tracks, meaning the window can be opened from the top or bottom. Double-hung windows are easy to operate, clean, and they are widely manufactured which helps to cut down on costs.
Another popular window style that many homes employ is picture windows. These are a bit different from most other windows as there is no way to open or close a picture window. It is a static piece of glass that functions more as a way to increase natural light and as a focal point than as a window. While they are generally a bit cheaper to manufacture and install than other styles of windows, they can lead to stuffy rooms or unpleasantly warm summer days as there is no ventilation to mitigate solar heat gain.
This is another extremely popular window style, and most homes have at least a couple of these windows. Casement windows open horizontally outwards via a crank, which makes them safe and easy to operate which is perfect a number of different areas in the home. Consider installing casement windows in both rooms that the kids are playing in as they are safer than hung windows, which can fall onto a child in the window and hurt them. Casement windows are also a great option in the kitchen or bathroom, as they are easy to operate!
These are nearly the same as a casement window, except instead of opening horizontally, they open vertically from the bottom to the top via a crank. You can use an awning window in all the same situations where you would use a casement window! These windows are also great for rainy climates, as they prevent water from getting into the frame of your window. You can install these windows in areas where you don’t have fascia overhang preventing water from entering your window frames during a rainstorm.
These function just as the name implies; they slide horizontally on a track, making them one of the easiest window styles to operate. They tend to be less expensive than other windows due to their simple design, but their tracks often require frequent cleaning due to their design. They are a great option if you know you will be using the windows frequently, but they can be dangerous for children as they can be easily climbed through.
Finally, we arrive at the most aesthetically pleasing window design, bay & bow windows. These windows are comprised of multiple panes of glass that extend outward from the frame of the home, creating a small nook that is often fitted with a sitting area. Whether or not the area is turned into a sitting area, the windows add an aesthetic appeal that is unmatched by any other window styles. If you’re interested in installing a window that can function as the focal piece of the room it’s in, bay & bow windows are the perfect style to choose.
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