With So Many Window Styles, Which Do You Choose For Your Home?
Every home is different. Architecture varies, space varies, the people who live inside the homes vary. That’s why it’s impossible to find one window style that fits all homes. Fortunately, XteriorPRO offers triple pane windows in a wide range of styles, large and small, fixed or operating. With so many options, the question then becomes a matter of choosing the right window style for your home — or rather, window styles. In all likelihood, your home will probably feature more than one window style. Here are some of the options you might choose:
Double Hung Windows
If ever there was a “standard” window, it would be a double-hung window. These tall windows with two fully operable sashes can be found in almost any home, and there’s a reason they are so popular. The top sash of these windows moves downward while the bottom sash moves upward. There’s also a double locking mechanism for boosted security, boosted even further by the triple-pane nature of all of our windows. These are also excellent windows when it comes to energy efficiency or ventilation, because of the options available in opening them.
Casement windows are taller and narrower than double-hung windows, and they open outward from hinges at the side, much like a door. The ventilation of these windows works almost like a sail of a boat, buffeting the air inward. These windows also close completely within their frame, which makes them quite energy efficient. Sleek and tall, you can often find casement windows in homes with modern designs or a setup with one casement window on either end of a wider window.
Awning windows are a bit like small casement windows turned on their sides. These windows are also hinged and open outward from the top, much like an awning. Because of this, these windows can sometimes even be opened when it rains, as they’ll funnel the rain away from the home. Awning windows are often installed high on the ceiling, allowing light to pool down into the room, an effect called “daylighting.” You may also find awning windows in basements that need a little more light.
Bay And Bow Windows
These are the perfect windows to make a statement. These wide windows are actually made up of multiple panes that combine to curve outward. Bay windows have three sides, while bow windows have four or more. These windows are both tall and wide and may even feature casement windows on either side of them to offer a more extended view. If you’ve dreamed of having a plush window seat, bay and bow windows are the way to go. If you have a small room that you’d like to appear larger, these windows might just be the help you need.
Another convex window style that can help your small room appear larger, garden windows have a more angular, modern appearance. A garden window is a trapezoidal shape with three sides that extend outward and one that serves as a sort of roof to the window. The extended window ledge created becomes the perfect place to display your favorite potted plants or other artistic displays that you might have. This takes the look of bay and bow windows, condenses it, and gives it a more modern feel for modern homes.
Horizontal Slider Windows
You may find these above the kitchen sink, in bedrooms, or in living rooms. These windows are horizontal with two or more sashes. These panes come with handles that can be used to slide them from one side of the window to the other, on a track. This makes them easy to operate and convenient while also offering plenty of natural light and splendid extensive views. These windows can suit both modern homes and more traditional homes with plenty of energy efficiency.
Not all windows are meant to be opened. Picture windows, or “fixed” windows, allow for natural lighting and beautiful outdoor views, but by remaining fixed, they allow for less heat loss or opportunities for pests to get in. Best of all, picture windows can come in any shape and size. They can be tall and thin, short and wide, or any combination therein. They can be square, circular, diamond-shaped, or something else, depending on your preference. Our picture windows are often made custom and unique to truly suit your unique home.
The style of your window is up to you. The quality of the window, however, should always be consistent. At XteriorPRO, we offer high-quality triple pane windows in a wide variety of styles so that we can help you find the right one for you. Contact us today to learn more or to get started with a free window quote.