Windows are one of the most essential components of a home. The right ones can add a high level of comfort and increase your property value.
Window installation professionals can guide you on what styles will suit your home and local weather conditions. Some of the popular window types include: double-hung picture windows, casement windows, awning windows and bay or bow windows.
Double-Hung Picture Windows
Double-hung windows feature both an upper and lower sash that open to allow air flow throughout your home. These windows are an ideal choice for rooms where natural light is desired without sacrificing privacy and security.
Cleaning double-hung windows is easy. All you have to do is unlock the lower window sash and slide it upward. You can also tilt in the sash for an even easier clean.
If you have a traditional Victorian, Colonial, or Craftsman-style house, double-hung windows are the perfect option to match your style. The Queen Anne grid pattern features a crisscross design that adds a distinctive element to your windows.
For unobstructed views and maximum ventilation, choose casement windows. Like doors, these window styles hinge on either side and swing open with a simple crank. They can be opened fully to let in sunlight and fresh air. They’re also energy efficient, thanks to their insulated frame and glass.
You can further enhance your home’s energy efficiency with our region-specific ENERGY STAR® glass packages. They help to reduce your utility bills by reducing air leaks and retaining heat during the winter. They also filter UV rays to protect your interior furnishings from sun damage. And they’re available on all our products, including double-hung and sliding windows.
Awning windows hinge at the top and open vertically, allowing airflow while protecting against rainwater infiltration. They offer a unique design that works well in places where other window types won’t, such as a stairwell or above the kitchen sink.
A quality awning window boasts multi-point locking hardware and offers high energy efficiency. Look for a model with Aspect vinyl and Neopor or INNERGY thermal sash reinforcements to keep your home comfortable and secure.
Choosing the right window type will depend on your budget, maintenance needs and style preference. Ask your local window installation expert for advice on this process. They will provide you with a detailed quote that includes various options and features.
Sliding windows open horizontally, unlike double-hung and casement styles that open vertically. They offer unobstructed views of your home’s surroundings and are often preferred for their sleek, contemporary look.
The material you choose for your replacement windows plays an important role in the long-term success of your project. Vinyl is the most common window replacement material because it offers affordability and resistance to weathering. Wood is another popular choice because it combines beauty with durability. However, it requires regular painting and staining to prevent rotting and decay.
Energy-efficient options like triple pane windows with Low-E glass and argon gas between the layers help reduce your heating costs. These windows reflect heat in the summer and retain warmth in the winter, reducing your monthly energy bills.
Bay windows are a beautiful way to add depth and architectural style to any room. They come in different styles and sizes, and can be designed with or without a roof, depending on your aesthetic preferences and the overall design of your home.
They also offer added functionality by allowing you to enjoy panoramic views and natural light. High-quality bay and bow windows can also increase your home’s value.
Window replacement experts can recommend the best material for your project based on your specific needs, architectural style and budget. Vinyl and fiberglass are popular choices for Sanford homeowners, as they’re affordable and durable. They resist swelling and rot and are easy to maintain.
Bow windows are a beautiful form of projection window. They protrude from a home to create a ledge that can be used for seating or storage. They also provide a lot of natural light, giving the space a more spacious feel.
Like bay windows, they can feature several operating lites (window panels). You can choose the number and size of these lites to suit your specific needs. You can also choose to make all the lites fixed or have some of them open and close.
You can install impact bow windows to protect your property from high winds and debris during hurricane season. They can also increase your home’s value and curb appeal.