Picking out windows can be exciting since there are so many ways that you can customize them to complement your home. You can choose from an array of colors, finishes, decorative glass, and hardware options – but perhaps one of the most important decisions that you will make is their architectural style. There are several popular window designs that you can select, including:
Bay & Bow
Bay windows typically comprise of a fixed window in the center joined by windows on each side that project outward from an outside wall, forming a bay inside a room. Bow windows are very similar, with the main difference being that they consist of more than three fixed windows, and they form a softer, graceful curve. They both provide expansive views of the outdoors and become the focal point of whatever room they’re in.
Double Hung & Single Hung
Double hung windows have two operating sashes that can be moved up or down, while single hung windows have one fixed upper sash that can be raised. They are both an ideal choice for any home, since they provide a clean and classic look, offer excellent ventilation, and are easy to operate.
Fixed windows are just what they sound like: panes of glass that are fixed on a frame that does not open. They come in an array of interesting shapes and help capture natural light and views of the outdoors while complementing other windows.
Casement & Awning
Casement windows are hinged on one side and crank open inward or outward, like a door. Awning windows are hinged at the top and open outward from the bottom. They both provide copious ventilation and look excellent when paired together, creating a beautiful wall of operational windows.
Slider windows are horizontal, with sashes that glide back and forth, rather than up and down. They provide a crisp, contemporary style and are incredibly easy to operate, making them perfect for hard to reach areas, like above the kitchen sink.
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At WindowPRO, we offer these gorgeous window styles in fiberglass, vinyl, and wood. Contact us today to learn more about our products or to schedule your free in-home consultation.