Different Types of Replacement Windows

By Published On: January 6, 20172.3 min read

If your existing windows have started to wear off or aren’t energy efficient, then there are various types of replacement windows you can opt for. Bay, bow, sliding, hung are only a few of them. Replacement windows can be made available in different style options, so you can choose the best one that suits your home design. Following are the different types of replacement windows you can choose from when you are considering a window replacement project:

Sliding Windows

Sliding windows are the best in terms of energy efficiency. Sliding windows have two or more fixed panels that slide in horizontal tracks. You can keep only half of the entire window open at one time. However, if your sliding window has more than two panels, more ventilation can be facilitated.

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows have a classical style. They come with an upper, outside sash that slides downwards and a lower, inside sash that slides upwards. These windows have hidden springs that help in lowering, lifting, and positioning the sash. In some types of double-hung windows, the sash can be rotated, tilted, or removed for cleaning. If only one sash of the window slides, the window is called as a single-hung window.

Casement Windows

Casement windows are installed in pairs or as a single opening. They are operated by cranks that swing the sash inward or outward. It is easy to clean casement windows as they open fully. Casement windows offer great ventilation too. Most new constructions make use of these types of replacement windows.

Awning Windows

Awning windows are top-hinged casement windows that tilt out at the bottom and offer partial ventilation. Awning windows also provide an unobstructed view and good security. These types of replacement windows are also mostly considered in new constructions.

Bow and Bay Windows

Both bow and bay window styles create beautiful focal points in your house. The bow windows make use of 3, 4, or 5 windows at 10 or 15 degree angles. The bay windows use 3 windows at 25 to 45 degree angles. The individual windows are generally fixed or casement window types.

Custom Shaped Windows

The replacement windows we offer allow you to design the windows of your home with complete freedom. You can select any style and look for your replacement windows. These windows can be best for openings that are difficult to reach. You can have such windows in places where you need natural light to enter your house without opening them.

With so many different types of replacement windows to choose from, you wouldn’t want to opt for any other type of window for your home. An added benefit that replacement windows offer is energy efficiency. So, if you are interested in getting replacement windows for your home, you should talk to our window replacement experts.

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