Types of Windows for Your Home

Bay windows Sanford FL

Window types are selected based on homeowner preference, architectural style, and specific needs. Certain window materials are also impacted by the local climate and energy efficiency goals.

For example, a homeowner might select composite windows for their organic design and durability. While steel windows offer industrial aesthetics and exceptional energy efficiency.

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows allow both the top and bottom window panes to move up and down, offering you unobstructed views and superior ventilation. They’re also easy to clean. Simply unlock the window, move the wash assist tabs to open, and then gently slide the lower sash up and rest it on another object for support.

Our 6000 Series double-hung windows are ENERGY STAR certified with Low-E glass and insulated vinyl framing, which optimize your window’s energy efficiency. This allows you to save on heating and cooling costs and enjoy a more comfortable home in the Florida weather.

Casement Windows

Enjoy the tranquility of a coastal breeze flowing through your home with sleek casement windows. They open wide for superior ventilation and seal tight to optimize your indoor comfort.

Unlike double-hung or sliding window styles, which have multiple glass panes, casement windows hinge on one side and swing outward like a door. Powered by a crank handle, they provide unobstructed views and ample natural light.

Timber casement windows are framed in renewable wood and offer timeless elegance. They blend seamlessly with contemporary and traditional homes, and their durable design withstands harsh weather conditions. They’re also easy to clean and provide exceptional thermal insulation, lowering energy costs.

Sliding Windows

Energy efficiency is a priority for many Sanford homeowners. High-efficiency windows reduce your energy bills, so you can save money year-round and reduce carbon emissions that contribute to climate change.

Sliding windows, also known as gliders, have sashes that slide horizontally within the window frame. They offer unobstructed views and ventilation. They require fewer parts to operate and are low maintenance.

Composite windows blend wood fibers with polymer plastics, offering the beauty of wood and durability of synthetic materials. They are an excellent choice for window replacement projects aiming for energy savings. Vinyl, or uPVC, windows are affordable and easy to maintain. They have good insulation and are available in a variety of colors and finishes.

Awning Windows

Hinged at the top, awning windows open outward with a crank assembly for easy ventilation. They’re perfect for hard-to-reach places like above a shower or sink, and they prevent rain from entering the home even when fully opened.

Choose the window frame material that aligns with your style preferences and maintenance capabilities. Wood offers a classic aesthetic, while vinyl and aluminum offer durability and energy efficiency.

For added visual appeal, consider extras like contrast paint, scallops, and keyhole valance grid patterns. These details are available in a variety of colors and can help enhance the look of any interior decor. They’ll also boost the curb appeal of your Orange City property.

Picture Windows

Picture windows are large single-pane fixed windows that do not open, framing beautiful views of nature without sacrificing privacy. They are often flanked by operable windows to add functionality.

Adding large panes of glass may seem risky in a state prone to hurricanes, but our impact-resistant windows are designed for the Florida weather. They also provide a tight seal to increase energy efficiency and create an air and water barrier.

Our garden windows extend outward and act like a small greenhouse, perfect for growing plants and herbs in your Sanford home. Or, opt for tilt and turn windows that combine European flair with dual functionality – they tilt in for ventilation and turn for easy cleaning.

Bay or Bow Windows

While they may differ in the number of windows that comprise them, both bay and bow windows add a distinctive flair to your home’s design. The curvature of these projection window styles allows natural light to enter the room from various angles, enhancing interior illumination and bringing a cozy reading nook to life.

A bay or bow window works best in large walls, but it can also look great on smaller homes with a wall that’s already filled with other windows. For optimal energy efficiency, choose a bay or bow window with Low-E glass, which reflects heat in the summer and retains it in winter.