If you’re planning to upgrade the windows in your home, you’ll find a wide range of options for you to choose from. Today’s market for windows includes hundreds of products, brands, and styles for you to select. Options range from high-tech and expensive to simple and low-budget, and everywhere in between.
When you’re making a window selection, one of the first decisions you’ll have to make is what style of window to choose. Different styles have various features, benefits, and costs, and by understanding your options, you’ll be better able to make the right selection for you home. In today’s blog post, the window experts at Reflect Window & Door cover a few of the most popular home window types.
- Casement Windows. Casement windows open with a hinge on the side of the window, operating somewhat like a door. This means that casement windows can easily be fully opened for a clear view and great ventilation. Casement windows are also quite easy to clean due to their wide range of motion, and offer effective protection against the elements.
- Awning Windows. Awning windows are similar to casement windows, except that they are hinged at the top and open outwards. They offer similar benefits to casement windows in view and airflow. They also can be left open even in the rain, since the outward-opening design deflects water from entering your home. However, they can be harder to clean.
- Fixed Windows. Fixed windows are a type of window that does not open at all. They are simply built into your home, and allow no ventilation or air flow. Because they can’t be opened, they are a good choice for security needs, and offer the best protection against weather and heat loss. You can consider fixed windows in areas where light and decoration are your most important priorities.
- Double-hung Windows. This type of window includes two components called sashes which slide up and down. They are a popular choice when an air conditioner installation may be needed, since they can easily accommodate a window AC unit. They are also easy to clean and offer good ventilation. However, in many cases they won’t offer the same unobstructed view that might be possible with a casement or awning window.
With these options in mind, you should be better prepared to make a window selection that will suit your needs and your home. If you’re looking for more help in choosing and installing new windows for your home, the team at Reflect Window can help. We have been installing, replacing, and repairing windows in the Edmonton, Alberta region for more than 25 years. Contact us today for a free window consultation.