Choosing the Right Replacement Window Styles
Make the Right Investment for Your Home
One thing to remember about replacing the windows of your home is that there are many window styles available. The reason it’s important to remember this is because it makes choosing the right style for your home a careful consideration. Some window styles fit better on larger homes while others are more suitable for the smaller ones. Proper placement can also be dictated by the style of window you choose. To help make this decision easier, our window experts at Ultimate Gutter Guard of Birmingham provide answers to any questions you have regarding window style and design. Our brief overview of some our more popular window styles can help ease you into finding the perfect set of windows for your home.
Multiple Window Styles to Define Your Home:
- Double-Hung Windows: A popular windows style that’s well-received largely due to its high versatility. This window looks great on homes of any style and has risen to become the standard for modern homes. The double tilt-in feature is also something homeowners love since it makes them exceptionally easy to clean.
- Single-Hung Windows: This style is similar to the double-hung in shape and versatility, however, it does have some key functional differences that affect other aspects of it. The key difference is that it only has one moveable sash.
- Casement Windows: This style was highly popular prior to the appearance of the double and single-hung windows. These windows swing open as they operate on vertically placed hinges. The use of a hand crank makes the window form a tighter seal with the frame when it’s closed.
- Bow & Bay Windows: These are both great options for those looking to add more character to their home. Their larger size and unique construction impose a sense of regality on the curb appeal of your home. Additionally, they create extra interior space due to their arched design.
- Sliding Windows: This style of window operates much like a sliding patio door. The horizontal railing system make sliding windows easy to open and close. The great thing about this window style is that it works wonderfully in spaces where there’s limited vertical range.
Add Character with Uniquely Designed Windows
The above are our more popular options due to their versatility, however, we also have a couple of more specialized window styles in our awning and garden windows. Awning windows operate much like casements except the hinges are aligned at the top of the frame rather than the side. This means that they open outward to form an awning-like structure. These windows are great for opening your home up to natural airflow on a rainy day. Our garden windows are constructed of five glass panes that form a box-like window that extends out beyond the side of your home. This creates extra shelving in which you can set plants. The multiple glass sides allow great natural lighting and the sides can open to provide ventilation. To learn more about the window styles we offer, contact us today for a free consultation.