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7 Window Styles To Upgrade Your Home

New windows are among the smartest home improvement investments you can make. Not only do they add value to your home, but they also make your home more comfortable and beautiful while lowering your energy bill year-round. When it comes to choosing the right window style for you and your home, consider thinking “outside the rectangle,” and choosing a design that reflects your personal taste, in addition to your functional needs. Here are just a few of the options that are available from the home improvement experts at Champion Home Exteriors:

1. DOUBLE-HUNG

Double-hung windows are the most common style you’ll find in homes today. They open easily from the top or bottom, to create a refreshing cross-breeze. They can also tilt inward, so you can clean both sides of the glass without the hassle of going outside. Speaking of cleaning, here’s a pro tip: Wipe windows vertically on one side, and horizontally on the other side. That way you’ll know which side to tackle when smudges appear.

2. CASEMENT

Few styles are better suited for improving ventilation throughout your home than casement windows. Rather than opening from the top or bottom, casement windows open from the side, and feature a smooth crank system that allows you to choose the perfect angle for upping the airflow.

3. SLIDING

Sliding windows, or sliders, open horizontally and are a great solution for areas where you may struggle with lifting or closing a window. Consider this style for a look that’s sleek and easy.

4. BAY AND BOW

Bay and bow windows are two ways to capitalize on a stunning scene, while adding some serious architectural interest. By design, they extend outward beyond your interior wall, opening up your room and flooding your home with natural light. Use the added space they provide for a snug reading nook, or storage bench.

5. PICTURE

View the great outdoors from the comfort of your home with the expansive beauty of a picture window. This large, impressive, single-pane window is designed to provide an abundance of natural light. Lose the window treatments to keep your vista as unobstructed as possible, especially on North-facing windows that don’t get direct sun.

6. GARDEN

Like bay windows, garden windows extend outward, beyond your home’s facade. They’re a unique way to let in the light from all sides, particularly from above. Their extended window base is the perfect answer to a shortage on shelving, providing just the right spot to grow the herb garden of your dreams.

7. SHAPED

Hexagons. Trapezoids. Rounds. Ellipses. Eyebrows. Any shape you can imagine, you can have in a window. Shaped windows make excellent design accents and are a great way to add curb appeal to your home, not to mention value!

In addition to these seven designs, Champion Home Exteriors also allows you to customize your window to the exact look that suits your taste, and your home’s needs. And don’t feel confined to the space, size or design of the windows that are currently in your home. New Champion windows can provide you with options only as limited as your imagination, letting you transform the entire look and feel of your home. Contact your local Champion Home Exterior location for a free in-home estimate, and to learn more.

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