If part of your New Year’s Resolutions involves finally upgrading or replacing those tired old windows, you might be confused as to what type of windows are best suited for your home. From awning windows to casement windows to single or double slider or hung windows, there are so many options available. How do you know which one is best for you? Following is some helpful information to help you determine which type of windows is best for you.
From Slider Windows to Awning Windows: Styles of Replacement Windows for Homeowners
Single and Double Hung Windows
Single and double hung windows are timeless and traditional. They are an excellent source of both natural sunlight and ventilation. As well, they are very easy to clean and upkeep. If you are not familiar with the difference between the two types of windows, here is a breakdown. Single hung windows are designed with one permanently fixed sash and only one side is operational (or able to be opened). Whereas, with double windows that are equipped with a second sash, they can open or close either way vertically. Most Canadian homeowners opt for an operational bottom sash and a fixed top window, but you can opt for either. In addition, these windows can be designed with a tilt feature which makes them even easier to clean and maintain
If you are going for a more contemporary look but still want the convenience of hung windows, you can opt for slider windows. The main difference is that slier windows open and close horizontally unlike their hung window counterparts. They are easier to operate and thus have become increasingly popular over the years.
As with hung windows, single slider windows can have only one operational sash, while double slider windows have two operational sashes, meaning both sides of the window can slide open with ease. In addition, they can be designed with the tilt feature as well for ease of operation.
Casement windows are becoming more popular as they are easy to operate due to their cranking style. They will fit nicely in both older and contemporary homes. As well, they allow for maximum airflow and sun exposure.
This awning windows are extremely popular among Canadian residents for a variety of reasons, First of all, they are extremely stylish as they open from the top hinge therefore opening and closing with ease. They provide outstanding ventilation year round without allowing outside factors such as bugs, dirt, debris and heavy rain or snow to enter your home.
All the aforementioned styles of windows can be custom designed to match the architectural style of your home. Stylish windows can not only improve your curb appeal, but hey can drive up the resale value of your home. In addition, they are all extremely energy efficient which is a bonus as this can drastically lower your heating and cooling costs.