A Guide of Common Window Types

Jul 08, 2020

It’s important that you do your research before choosing a window replacement. That’s because in addition to providing natural lighting and ventilation inside your home, windows form part of your home’s curb appeal.

To help you get started, the window and siding contractors at Home Wizards compiled a guide on the most popular types of windows.

Sliding Windows 

Sliding windows are known for their ease of use. A gentle push is all it takes to slide them open. And thanks to their simple frame and wide glass area, they let in ample amounts of sunlight. Plus, their simple design complements a wide range of architectural designs.

Tip: If you’re looking for a new kitchen window, sliding windows would be a smart choice. They’re usually installed in hard-to-reach spaces in your kitchen, such as the space above the kitchen sinks and counters.

Casement Windows 

Want to improve your view of your backyard or indoor natural lighting? You can install casement windows that have wide glass panes that provide an unobstructed view of the scenery outside.  Casement windows can also be a popular choice for a sunroom, allowing for a wide view of the oudoors.

Double-Hung Windows 

Routine window maintenance is a must if you want to keep your windows in good condition. However, if you want to make window maintenance a bit easier, you can install double-hung windows. The upper sash of a double-hung window can tilt out for easier cleaning and maintenance. Double-hung windows also have grid patterns that can add a bit of flair to any home. For more design tips, consult your local painters and remodelers.

Picture Windows 

Picture windows are a beautiful addition to any home providing light without obstructing any view.  Picture windows are commonly found in the center section of a bay window, in a bathroom, or above the front door area.  Because of the size of many picture windows, it is recommended to make sure they are tempered for safety.  To make sure your new windows are installed properly, only window installers should handle the installation.

Palladian and Transom Windows

Palladian windows are typically located over a Front Door, in the front of a home, or in an large open room such as a kitchen or family room.  Palladian windows are usually curved at the top and manufactured with grids or without to allow a larger view of the outdoors than a typical picture window.  Transom windows are usually rectangle in shape and found located over the front door.

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Home Wizards Remodeling, a company with more than a decade of experience, offers professional exterior services, including window replacement services. To request a consultation, call us at (770) 999-0010 or fill out this form.

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