When undergoing a new home construction project or home remodel, choosing windows can be one of the most important decisions. With so many types of windows available to choose from, it can be difficult to choose the right style for your type of home with so much factors to consider, such as size, functionality and house style.
When properly sealing your home from the elements, proper ventilation is a key factor when installing windows. Is heat escaping your home through exterior doors and windows? Our experts can explain the differences between the many window options, to find the ones that will work best for your home.
Below are some common types of windows to choose from when making this significant new home construction or home remodel decision.
Double hung windows are arguably the most popular type of windows amongst homeowners, particularly those with traditional style homes. Double hung windows can slide up and down, from both the top and bottom. Another similar option is the single hung window, which only slides up and down from the bottom.
Fixed windows simply exist for letting light in, considering they can’t open. They’re the most energy efficient because they can’t let the cold air in or heat escape, and they come in an array of shapes and sizes for homeowners to select from. Fixed windows are a cost-effective option.
Slider windows slide open on horizontal tracks, without the ability to slide up or down vertically. Slider windows fit in most appropriately with a contemporary or modern style home and are mostly seen above kitchen sinks for easy access to slide open horizontally.
Casement windows hinge back and forth like a door, letting air into the home and sturdily keeping it out when shut. Screens are mounted on the interior side of the home, and the window can open either by hand or turning a crank.
Like fixed windows, bay windows let in copious amounts of light. The difference between the two, however, is that no matter their size or height, bay windows protrude.
Awning windows are similar to casement windows, but their difference is that awning windows are mounted horizontally instead of vertically. The hinge is located at the top of the window, so it pushes out, protecting the inside of the home from elements such as rain or snow.
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