The way you look at the world can change dramatically depending on what type of windows are in your home. Whether or not they’re a good fit depends largely on individual needs and preferences, but there is no shortage of styles to choose from when it comes to window design!
There’s more than one right answer for finding that perfect balance between beauty, affordability, energy efficiency and other factors. Here are just 8 types worth considering:
Sash windows are architecturally impressive and instantly recognizable. They are often found in grand old houses and older buildings (particularly those in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand), but they are also a common sight in some newer properties.
Often prized for their historic charm, sash windows have been designed to exact specifications over the centuries and their design has been passed down through generations of craftsmen.
FIXED OR PICTURE WINDOW
When it comes to durability and security, you simply can’t beat a fixed or picture window. They’re great for places prone to strong winds (like the coast) or in situations where windows aren’t meant to be opened (like an air-conditioning vent).
When you want your windows to stand the test of time, a fixed or picture window is perfect for any situation. Fixed and picture windows are best when they face an area that experiences strong wind such as coastal regions where high-speed winds can wreak havoc on unprotected windows.
These types of doors also work well in situations like air conditioning vents because these spaces aren’t meant to be opened by anyone but experts who know what they’re doing!
SINGLE OR DOUBLE-HUNG WINDOWS
Single-hung windows are good for the budget-minded homeowner because they’re less expensive than double-hung windows. Single-hung windows generally are installed in a single piece and can be slightly more energy efficient because there are no moving parts. Windows in this category also are lighter than double-hung windows.
Double-hung windows are standard windows designed to open at the top and bottom, which makes cooling your home during hot summer days simple while allowing you to keep things warm in the winter.
Bay windows are a double-duty design feature, providing both functional and aesthetically pleasing qualities. A bay window is created when three or more individual windows – which meet at angles on the interior of your home to create either an alcove (bay) or shelf space (bow).
The centermost window in this arrangement will typically be larger than its counterpart exterior doors for ease of use as well as simply looking better with the sleek lines offered by these elaborate casings that offer so much personality through their frames.
Bay windows can come in many shapes and sizes but whatever form they take there is no denying their usefulness while adding character to any house or conservatory! See here for more information.
The sliding panel design makes it easy to bring in warmer or cooler air. The large, unobstructed glass provides a great view with the option of sliding panels wide open.
Sliding windows are a great choice for those who want to enjoy the view while bringing in fresh air. These windows can be left open with sliding panels wide or closed up and locked tight. They’re also easy on your wallet, which is always nice!
Skylights can provide natural daylight and fresh air while reducing building electric consumption and the heat gain from sunlight.
A lot of people don’t think about the enormous benefits that skylights can bring to their homes. Sunlight is a natural and free source of light, but it also serves as an energy hog for your home’s electric bill. A few strategically placed skylights in any room will provide you with all the lighting and ventilation needed without costing you extra money on bills!
These traditionally open by pushing outward with both hands so you don’t have to twist outwards like normal; this makes them great for people who struggle with mobility issues such as arthritis or fibromyalgia because opening casements requires less effort than many others do.
They’re called casement because they pivot out on hinges. Casement windows are the most weather-resistant and wind-resistant windows we make. Their flat frames give casement windows a modern, clean look when you see them from the outside—and a rich look when you see them from the inside.
Awning windows are a special type of window that provides protection from the elements by mimicking an outdoor roof. A good option if you want to keep your windows open during rainfall, they can be paired above, below or on either side of a picture window.
Unlike casement-style openings which fold along the vertical plane and take up less space than sliding patio doors do because of this design element, these frames have hinges at their top end. So, they will swing upwards when opened for easy ingress and egress while still providing cover overhead like external roofs would in nature settings where rain is common.
Windows offer a view of the world. But, when you dig deeper, you’ll see that different window styles have different advantages and disadvantages. From shape to the amount of ventilation they provide to their cost factor – there is a lot at stake as you select what type of windows will suit your new home best!