New windows are a great way to upgrade the look and efficiency of your home. Maybe you want to let more light in or fill your home with fresh air, or perhaps it’s just time to replace old, drafty windows with something more modern and eco-friendly. Whatever the case might be, the first step is to know your options. There are many different window styles out there, each with its own style and function. Read on for some basics about some of the most common replacement windows you might choose from.
Double-hung windows have two operational sashes that slide up and down the frame, whereas single-hung windows only open at the bottom. Double-hung windows are ideal when you want enhanced airflow, and they look great in most any room in the home.
Casement windows are hinged on the left or right side and open outward by turning a crank. Casement windows are usually seen above kitchen sinks and countertops. Their ability to open fully allows for a broader outdoors view and ventilation when compared to other window styles.
When you want to enjoy more fresh air, even during light rain, awning windows might be what you need. These replacement windows are hinged at the top and open outward. Awning windows are usually installed in combination with other window designs for added functionality and style.
Slider windows are positioned on a track with at least on operating window that slides open horizontally. These are most often seen in modern homes, and they work well with most any space and style. Slider windows are also known for their low-maintenance and cost-effectiveness.
Bay or Bow Windows
When you want windows that maximize your space while filling your room with natural light, bow or bay windows might be the way to go. These windows protrude outward, offering you a nice space for a window bench or reading nook. They are typically made using a stationary window in the middle and double-hung or casement windows on either side.
Adding new windows to your home can be a great way to express your individual style while enhancing the comfort, beauty, and efficiency of your home. If you’d like to learn more about options for replacement windows, contact EcoView Windows & Doors today to speak to an experienced professional—and don’t forget to ask for your free project estimate!