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