In this brief blog, we’re going to take a look at some of the different styles of window you can get. One thing that’s absolutely essential to know is that this is not an exhaustive list of the windows that we can offer. Why? Windows, you see, are endlessly customizable; you can pretty much invent a “style” of the window no one else has, something completely custom made to your home. That said, there are a few common window types that you should be acquainted with; these will give you a good idea of what kind of window might be best suited to your needs.
Single and Double Hung
The difference between single and double hung windows is quite straightforward: in single hung windows, the bottom window can be opened, while with double hung windows, the bottom and the top can be opened. They open towards the house, letting air in; double hung windows give you a bit more control over how much airflow is entering into your home. They’re particularly practical in kitchens, where opening windows can let out some of the heat and smell.
Casement windows are opened with a crank; they’ll open from the left or right, towards the outside of your home. Casement windows are usually fairly large and are well suited to a living room or den where you might want to let air in, but still, want windows that add a bit of flair. They can also make wonderful egress windows; they leave a lot of room for you to escape from.
Awning windows have fallen a bit out of favour recently, but they do have their practical uses. Awning windows open upwards, towards the exterior; this means that they can be helpful in rainy conditions when you want a bit of air, but don’t want raindrops to enter your home. That said, the wind can get water into your house despite your awning windows, depending on the angle, so be cautious.
Who wouldn’t want an amazing view of the bay? No matter where you live, bay windows can add character to your home, while giving you an exceptional view; they’re usually comprised of three windows, two on an angle and one in the centre; they create a small island in your home near the windows. Generally speaking, your bay windows won’t open, but it’s worth repeating that customization is one of our specialties.
You can probably guess exactly how these windows work, just by the name; they slide. Namely, one window will slide to overlap another window, leaving a space for airflow. These windows are quite practical, and they’ve become more popular in recent years.
As we mentioned at the top, this is nowhere near a comprehensive list of all the windows; there’s a lot we haven’t touched on. We might run another article on window styles in the near future, but for now, know that no matter what you want to have done, we can consult with you and help you pick the best window, then provide professional window installation services to get everything working perfectly.