The right window style will not only illuminate your indoor spaces but also boost your home’s appeal. Your new windows can also help in reducing your energy costs and improving your comfort. To enjoy these benefits, make sure to hire a skilled window installation contractor.
Keep on reading to learn more about different window styles.
If you want to improve your home’s ventilation, you should consider casement windows. They open out and typically pivot from side hinges. A lot of casements have a significant glass area to give enough lighting without interruptions from framing or muntin bars. You can get more ventilation from these windows compared to other styles. Casement windows offer an efficient seal for better energy performance when closed and locked.
Double-Hung and Single-Hung Windows
Double-hung and single-hung windows are among the most popular and common window styles in the U.S. Single-hung units have a movable lower sash and a fixed upper sash, while double-hung has two operable sashes. Both of these window styles work great in most parts of your home and gives your space a more classic appeal.
You can get better ventilation with double hung windows because both sashes open around halfway. Air flows effortlessly through the lower opening and warm air escapes through the upper opening. You can also clean these windows from the inside without needing to go outside.
Picture windows are ideal for parts of the house where ventilation and airflow are not a concern. Unlike other window styles, they do not open but instead, provide plenty of natural light. They are usually large pieces of glass that occupy a huge area of the wall. These windows are not as susceptible to leaks as operable windows. Picture windows are also great for capturing captivating outdoor views. They can create a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces.
Like casement windows, sliders offer unobstructed views and improved ventilation. These windows open sideways and typically used for egress windows or blow-grade bedrooms. It is because of their large openings and ease of operation. The utility windows above the basement walls are usually sliders.
Bow & Bay Windows
Bow and bay windows beautifully accentuate the architecture of your home. A bay window extends outward from the wall, giving you added space that you can use for seating or added storage. This type of window features at least three windows that are set at angles, typically with a center picture window with double-hung or casement windows on the sides. Meanwhile, a bow window uses four or more windows to create a gentler curve.
Add more elegance to your home by choosing awning windows. These windows may look simple but they can add a touch of luxury and plenty of ventilation to any space. They are hinged along the top and can be swung outward by opening with a crank. You can open these windows even if it is raining outside. Make sure your new awnings last long by choosing a reliable window installation contractor.
Specialty windows can be made in a wide range of shapes and they can be combined into different configurations to add the right accent to your home. You can use these windows to make your home stand out beautifully among the other houses in your neighborhood. Renewal by Andersen’s Fibrex® frame material is so strong that it can be created into nearly all shapes you can think of.
Interested in getting new casement, picture, or double hung windows? Contact Renewal by Andersen of Cincinnati today! Call us at (513) 283-8981 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with clients in Cincinnati and West Chester, Ohio.