- The factors to consider when choosing your style of window.
- The main types of replacement windows and their defining features.
- The pros and cons of the different types of replacement windows.
Window Type Basics
Climate, functionality, privacy, budget, and ease of cleaning all factor into homeowners’ decisions about what type of window to buy.
What are Single-Hung Windows?
The timeless beauty and simple design of single-hung windows makes them the preferred style of window in homes across the United States.
What are Double-Hung Windows?
The double-hung window makes a beautiful addition to nearly any home. Understanding the benefits can help you decide whether it's right for your home.
What are Casement and Awning Windows?
Casements can be installed anywhere, but are best placed where ventilation is key for comfort. Bedrooms and living rooms are both excellent locations.
What are Bay and Bow Windows?
Bay windows and bow windows are a great choice for maximizing a pretty view and adding an interesting architectural detail to a home.
What are Garden Windows?
A garden window has a distinct look. It’s a cross between a window and a greenhouse, and it extends outward from the house.
What are Picture Windows?
Homeowners use picture windows strategically--to take advantage of a great view, to open up a room, and connect it to the outdoors.
What are Storm Windows?
Storm windows are flat, exterior panels that install over your regular windows offering another layer of protection against drafts and heat loss.
What are Custom and Shaped Windows?
Custom or shaped windows are designed to fit a specific space in your home, where a standard-sized window won't work.
What are Basement Hopper Windows?
Basement hopper windows are small windows people install in basements to increase natural light and add some air flow.