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Guide to Popular Window Types

Does your home have older windows that are starting to let in drafts? Are the frames chipping and peeling? If so, then it might be time to have your windows replaced.

Below is a guide we’ve created to help you better understand the various types of windows and which are best for your home.

Understanding Popular Window Types

If you are in need of replacement windows, but are unfamiliar with the different window types and features, this short guide will help you learn about each of the ones we offer:

Awning Windows

Awning windows open from the bottom, tilting outward via hinges on the frame, creating an awning-like effect. That means they can be opened and enjoyed even during a storm, as their unique design prevents rain from getting in your home.

A white window on a gray wall, showcasing one of the popular window types.
awning window open, modern home aluminum push windows.

Bay Windows

Bay windows extend outward from the house, and consist of a central, fixed window that is flanked by angled vent windows on each side.

Bay Window

Bow Windows

Bow windows consist of at least four windows that are joined together. Like bay windows, bow windows extend outward, moving beyond the walls of the house.

Casement Windows

Casement windows are excellent for ventilation and airflow, as the entire window swings open like a door via hinges along the side. They can open a full 90 degrees, allowing you to angle them as you see fit.

A white window with blinds and trees in the background, showcasing popular window types.
Window with blinds overlooking green garden

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows consist of two sashes, each of which can be opened for maximum ventilation and airflow. Double-hung windows are very popular, as they are a great fit for almost any style of home.

Garden Windows

Garden windows feature four panes of energy-efficient glass and add a unique architectural embellishment to your home. These windows can provide a lot of light and, as the name suggests, make a great “garden” for houseplants that need lots of sunlight.

A view of trees through a popular window type.

Hopper Windows

Hopper windows feature a single pane of glass that’s hinged at the bottom. They offer exceptional ventilation, which makes them the ideal choice for stuffy basements that could use some fresh air.

Picture Windows

Picture windows provide a clear view of what’s outside, but they do not open. However, they do come in a variety of sizes, and can provide you with an unobstructed, picturesque view of your exterior.

Sliding Windows

Sliding windows use two sashes, one fixed, while the other opens by “sliding” horizontally, providing you with excellent airflow and a great view.

Choose RJW For All Your Replacement Window Needs

RJW has been replacing windows for more than 28 years, and we are confident that we offer the quickest and most efficient installation methods for every project that we tackle.

We offer an exceptional selection of durable, energy-efficient replacement windows from top brands such as Home Guard Windows & Doors, and we can help you decide what type of replacement window is best for your situation. Not to mention every member of our installation team is licensed and insured for your peace of mind!

Home Guard only works with hand-picked companies of the highest quality, so you can rest assured that your window replacement is in good hands with RJW. Contact us today for a free consultation!