Types of Windows

Installing or replacing your windows on your home is a wise decision. Most people might think that replacing your homes old windows is just for curb appeal, but that is not true. There are several other key benefits that come from new windows. New windows will increase the value of your home. On average the rate of window replacement cost recouped was 91.6%, found in a study by 'Remodeling' magazine. This means that even if you decide to move, you will gain value from your choice to invest in replacement windows. The hassle of maintenance will be reduced significantly, since most modern day windows have certain features to make cleaning the exterior glass a breeze. Also modern day materials are more resistant to the elements which means your new windows will last a very long time. The most important benefit to new windows is the energy efficiency. In a home the main source of heat loss is the windows. Replacing your windows can save on average 15 to 25 percent on your monthly heating and cooling bills, which means you can save some serious dough. As you can see, window replacement isn’t just for the curb appeal, sure it looks good but there are many benefits that come with new windows. So if you have old windows or maybe your just looking to save some money, getting new windows is a great investment.



A fixed window is one that cannot be opened to allow for ventilation etc, its purpose is simply to allow light to enter.
Fixed Window



A double hung window has two parts that overlap slightly and slide up and down inside a frame. The two parts are not essentially the same size.
Double Hung Window



A casement window has a hinged panel that swings in or out like a door comprised of either a side hung, top-hung or bottom hung panel.
Casement Window



A hopper window is a bottom hung casement window meaning it swings (typically) outward some what like a draw bridge.
Awning Happer Window



A bay and bow window is a multi panel window, with a minimum of three panels set at different angles to create a overhang from the wall line.
Bay & Bow Window



A sliding window has two or more sashes (panels) that overlap slightly (like double hung window) but slide horizontally within the frame.
Sliding Window



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