Types of Windows


Windows can greatly affect the look and feel of a home. There are several types of windows and window styles. When designing or redesigning a house, it is important to consider all styles to figure out which window best suits your needs.

Casement Windows

These windows are hinged on either the left or right side, and controlled by a crank handle. Since the window is sealed all the way around when shut, it offers excellent noise reduction and a low air-leakage rate. Casement windows can also be stationary, if preferred.

Double-Hung Windows

These windows open vertically to open and close the window. The upper and lower panels can both be opened on this type, giving it the “double-hung” moniker. These windows are very common in American homes today.

Horizontal Slider Windows

Horizontal sliders do just what their name implies – they slide. These windows can come in three-pane configurations, in which case the middle pane is typically fixed while the other panes slide. Homeowners who want to maximize their view, yet have a functioning window often choose this type.

Transom Window

Transom windows are affixed above doors. While they do not open, they allow for extra light without sacrificing privacy due to the height of the window.

Bay and Bow Windows

Bay and bow windows are often used to create a nook to be used as a reading and/or sitting area. Bay windows are actually three windows that are connected at a 30 or 45-degree angle. Bow windows are attached at 10-degree angles in three, four, or five-panel configurations, giving them a more circular appearance.

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