As you start new construction or consider remodeling your home, one major choice you’ll need to make is what types of windows you’ll want. There are many different styles of windows – and quite a few factors that will help determine which type is right for you and your home. Keep reading to learn more about different types of windows and their most common uses.
A double-hung window has two components that slide vertically up and down in the frame. This allows them to open wide from the top or the bottom, but they stay in the frame so they don’t protrude out onto the exterior or into the interior of the house. Double-hung windows are one of the most common types of windows used in homes.
Casement windows are hinged windows that open with a crank. They can be hinged on either the left or the right and open outward. A lot of people use them in their kitchens.
Awning windows are hinged at the top and opened outward. They can be installed above, below, or beside a stationary window to help increase air flow.
A picture window is a very large stationary window that allows for the maximum amount of light and views of the outdoors. These windows are great for any room in your home where you would have an incredible view.
Transom windows are the small windows you see mounted above doors or windows to allow for more light. They are usually stationary, but they can be operating to let more light in.
Slider windows glide along a track – giving them their name. They generally have one operating window that slides over or past the other windows in the arrangement. Slider windows are typically used in modern or contemporary-style houses.
Similar to picture windows, stationary windows are smaller versions that do not open. These windows are highly customizable in various shapes and angles. These windows are often used in modern or contemporary-style homes alongside operating windows.
When we’re discussing window shapes, bay windows are among the most iconic. A bay window offers more interior space and offers an architectural element to the home. Bay windows are created as a combination of windows with a stationary window in the middle, with either double-hung windows or casement windows on each side.
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Hopefully this helped provide some insight into the various types of windows you could choose for your home as well as where you might use them in your home. If you have any questions about these options or want to get a quote, contact our team at Quality Interior Finishing today! We can be reached over the phone by calling us at (781) 344-2433 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your window replacement needs!