Considering Replacement Windows? Get To Know The Different Window Types First

If you ask a handful of prospective home buyers about some of the features they notice first about a home, there is almost a guarantee that the topic of windows will come up. Windows may have initially been included in home structures out of necessity, but the modern-day window offers convenience, function, and aesthetic value all wrapped up in one package. Therefore, if you want to make a difference in the overall value of your home, replacing the windows should be the first place to start. Here is a closer look at the different types of home windows you can choose and the benefits they provide. 

Single- and Double-Hung Windows - This is your most basic and common type of window. The frame supports and upper and lower sash or an upper or lower sash that slides up or down past the other sash to open. There are many different types of single- and double-hung windows, from vinyl framed to wood framed. The simple design and easy function makes these windows the most common and affordable. 

Casement Windows - Casement windows are thought to be modern, but this is actually an older style window because the design was much easier to build with primitive tools a lot of years ago. Casement windows consist of a frame and a hinged sash that swings either to the right or left. The advantage of this window is it allows for the entire window frame area to be used as ventilation, instead of just the top or bottom like single or double-hung windows. 

Gliding or Sliding Windows - Gliding or sliding windows have a large frame with a sash that slides either from the left or right. Sliding windows are an excellent choice if you want a large window that can be opened. These windows work especially well in homes that have a large space which would benefit from a large window to provide natural light but still needs ventilation. 

Awning Windows - Awning windows swing out from the top or the bottom of the window frame. Often times, these windows have a crank opening system that you turn from the inside of the house to push the window open and outward. Awning windows are a great choice in upper levels of a home or in a really small room where there may not be enough room for a full window with double sashes. 

Contact a company like Arch Design for more ideas and inspiration.

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Exploring Residential Windows

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