The Top 7 Most Popular Types of Replacement Windows
Do your home’s windows look old and worn out? Perhaps your house’s energy efficiency isn’t quite what it used to be, and you think your windows might be to blame. You might even simply be ready for an aesthetic change. If any of these sound like you, it might be time to start shopping for replacement windows—and we can help. We’ve rounded up a list of the top seven most popular types of replacement windows to help you decide what’s best for your home, including:
For those who love a classic aesthetic, double-hung windows are perfect. They look just like traditional single-hung windows, but they function even better—instead of just the bottom sash being moveable, double-hung windows feature two moveable sashes. This allows you to ventilate your room from either the top or the bottom of the window, depending on your needs (and it also makes for easier cleaning).
Casement windows are great for homeowners who want maximum ventilation! Since these replacement windows are hinged at the side and open outward, they’re able to let lots of fresh air into your home. Perfect for people who don’t love the look of grilles in their windows, casement windows feature one expanse of glass to provide a great view of the outdoors.
Bay & Bow Windows
Does your home currently feature a little nook to cozy up in with a good book? If not, a bay window or a bow window can help. Bay and bow windows are actually comprised of many windows which bow out from the home, creating a unique architectural shape unlike other windows types.
For durable windows with minimal maintenance, turn to sliding windows (also known as gliding windows). Sliding windows open side to side, making them easy to operate and functional on almost any wall—although they’re particularly well suited for bathrooms and kitchens, rooms where extra ventilation is usually welcome.
If you’re a lover of natural light, picture windows might be for you. Picture windows are characterized by large, single pieces of glass that provide gorgeous views of the outdoors and extra sunlight to brighten up your living room. There’s something to keep in mind when shopping for replacement windows, though: Picture windows don’t open to the outdoors, so they won’t provide ventilation.
Like casement windows, awning windows open outward, but they’re hinged at the top instead of the side. This offers a number of great benefits to homeowners, but perhaps the biggest is protection from rain if it does start to drizzle while the windows are open. Awning windows are often above or below picture windows to provide ventilation and enhance the view of the outdoors even further.
Not sure which type is right for your home? Perhaps you’re interested in uniquely shaped replacement windows to suit a particular aesthetic or distinct architectural style. If so, don’t worry; you can always opt to have specialty windows crafted for your home! Our specialty windows come in a wide array of shapes and styles, including circles, octagons, triangles, and trapezoids.
Replacement Windows for Your Home
Now that you’ve read up on the most popular types of windows out there, which one seems right for your home? If you’re still undecided, don’t fret; RbA of Greater Wisconsin can help! We offer all of the above replacement window types along with top-tier window replacement services, and we’d be happy to talk you through the purchasing process. Contact today with any and all of your questions for guidance!