6 Most Common Window Types for Your Home

There are a lot of options when it comes to selecting windows for your home. How does anyone choose? Whether you’re replacing old, inefficient windows around your home’s exterior or designing an addition to your home, learn the most common window types and where to use them in your home.

Double-Hung Windows

This is the most popular window choice in America. They look good on any home style and are easy to clean. Double-hung windows have two panes or “sashes,” both of which move up and down. Homeowners choose double-hung windows when they want to be able to open the top portion to allow air circulation without allowing room for pets or small children to get through. Use them anywhere around your home’s exterior.

Sliding Windows

Sliding windows have two panes, one of which slides open for airflow. They offer an unobstructed view and are great above a kitchen sink or in other spaces where homeowners want windows that let in light without hindering movement.

Casement Windows

This window style can be customized to fit any space. Each sash swings all the way open to let in fresh air. Windows with multiple casements can be configured to open in any direction, allowing homeowners to factor in which way the wind usually blows. Use them in kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms, or combine them with other window styles for even more impact.

Awning and Hopper Windows

These have a top hinge so windows can open at the bottom. The tilt allows them to stay open even when it’s raining. Enjoy weatherproof ventilation while cooking or cleaning in difficult-to-light areas like workrooms, kitchens, and stair landings. Avoid placing them low to the ground, since people walking by might not see a sash that is tilted open.

Hopper windows are similar, but they open at the top to tilt inward. They work well in basements, attics, and other places where homeowners want ventilation but don’t have much space.

Picture Windows

When the view outside is so breathtaking you don’t want anything to get in its way, frame it with a picture window. They don’t open, but they provide accent lighting and a panoramic view of the landscape. They’re virtually maintenance-free and can be installed anywhere you want to emphasize the view.

Specialty Windows

Windows that are arched, round, oval, or any other shape draw the eye upward and add interest both inside and out. Specialty windows can be custom ordered in any size and shape.

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