Different Types of Home Windows

January 13, 2021 12:00 am

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Windows serve many purposes in a home. These include letting in air and natural light, keeping the home dry and its temperature stable, and adding to the overall esthetic appeal of the home. When exploring window options, it is important to go with something that has the right style and functionality for your home. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular window types:

Double-Hung Windows – These windows have two pieces, called sashes, that slide up and down but remain in their frame so they do not extend into the interior or exterior of the home.

Single-Hung Windows – These are similar in look and style to double-hung windows, but the top sash remains stationary while the bottom sash moves up and down.

Casement Windows – These windows are hinged and open by turning a crank. Casement windows can be hinged on the left or right side and open outward.

Picture Windows – These windows are large and stationary. Picture windows do not open but do let in the maximum amount of light.

Slider Windows – These windows slide horizontally along a track at the bottom of the sashes. Slider windows can operate with one sash being stationary and one or both sashes sliding.

Most home windows should be replaced every 15-20 years for safety and functionality. Click here for more information on window types and replacing your windows.