When it comes to replacement windows, they’re not one size fits all. There are a multitude of different window styles that work best in different settings, which can often make it difficult to identify which styles are best for each room of your home. If you’re interested in learning more about the different styles of windows, keep reading below to learn more about different window styles.
Often considered to be the standard of the window industry, double-hung windows are one of the most common window styles that you will see in nearly any home in America. Both sashes operate individually, allowing you to open the window from the top or the bottom of the window. These windows work well in nearly any room in the house, but if you have any children, be sure to make sure they don’t pull windows down on themselves by accident.
Another very common window style is casement windows. Casement windows are operated via a crank, which opens horizontally away from the home. These windows are extremely easy to operate, which makes them a good option for playrooms, or over your kitchen windows when you need to open a window with wet hands.
In a similar vein as casement windows, awning windows are another very popular style. While casement windows open horizontally from the home, awnings are also operated via a crank system, but open vertically, which makes them a fantastic option during rainstorms, allowing you to ventilate your home without exposing it to water damage. They are another easy to use option that many homeowners employ!
While every other style of window we’ve discussed so far is operable, picture windows exist simply to provide natural light. They are inoperable, stationary windows that are often oversized to help boost the amount of light in your home. Typically flanked by operable windows that allow you to provide ventilation to areas where picture windows are installed, picture windows are mostly for aesthetics, and can greatly improve your home’s value.
Finally, one of the most popular window styles of yesteryear that still holds niche popularity, slider windows are arguably the easiest window to operate. While they are very easy to use, it is important to ensure that you don’t install slider windows in any area where they could be used by kids, as they are incredibly easy to open. They are best utilized in areas where easy to operate windows are necessary, such as hard to reach areas or even over your kitchen sink.
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If you’re interested in learning more about different window styles, or perhaps in installing new windows in your home, our team at E.M. Snow Inc. is ready to assist! We can be reached over the phone by calling us at (781) 893-4546 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your window replacement needs!