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The Homeowners 2019 Guide to Window Styles

Find The Right Window Styles To Increase The
Curb Appeal Of Your Colorado Home

When it’s time to replace your windows, one of the most important things to determine is the style of windows you want.

Many homeowners feel like they don’t know enough about replacement window styles to make an educated decision on what’s best for their home.

A consultation with an experienced window company can be the fastest way to get the information you need.

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While there’s no substitute for an in-home consultation with customized information based on your needs, the quick guide below can be a great place to start. 

Take a look at each of the window styles and take note of what you like and what you want to ask your consultant about.

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Here’s the 2019 Guide To Window Styles

Double hung windows are one of the most common and popular styles of windows. They can be opened by raising the lower half or lowering the top half. This allows for better air circulation throughout the home, letting the warm air flow out at the higher level and cooler air flow in the bottom. Usually, these windows have a full-size screen. Double hung windows are also easy to keep clean.

A slider is characterized by both sides being able to slide to open. You can slide the window, from either left to right or right to left, depending on which side you want open. Since the opening is vertical, it allows for excellent airflow and ventilation, while still being able to keep clean and maintain easily.

Casement windows have hinges at the side, are airtight and have screens already inserted. Their ability to fully open inward makes them easier to clean than many other styles. They also provide excellent air ventilation.

Awning style windows are hinged at the top and open outward. These windows also provide an airtight seal, due to the type of locking mechanism used. An awning window has the added benefit of being able to remain open when it’s raining, due to the design features. 

Hopper style windows are hinged on the bottom and pull inward to open. Many also have an exterior screen built in. These windows are commonly found in basements.

A picture window does not open or have a screen. It is designed to fully capture the view from the interior of the home, as well as let in more natural light, and is usually quite large. Picture windows are purely for aesthetic appeal.

Bay windows are made up of 3 separate windows that arch outward, usually at a 35 to 45-degree angle. Bay windows are typically found in kitchens and breakfast nooks and sometimes formal living rooms and family rooms.

Bow windows are comprised of 3 or more windows in a flowing arch. Usually, a bow window is not as angular as a bay window. The degree of projection on bow windows tends to be 10-degree angles, giving it a softer appearance than a bay window. Bow windows are usually found in living rooms or family rooms and sometimes master bedroom suites.

Garden windows have casement windows on the side as well as the front and appear to arch out from the sides and the top.

Transom windows are a fixed window above any other existing window, that’s usually inoperable, and its general purpose is to provide more natural light to a room.

A fixed window in the shape of a half circle. Often combined with other windows, or placed above doors, it can bring more light into your home. There are many beautiful patterns available with this style of window.

This is a fixed window that is a twist on a typical dormer window. It has a curved ridge at the top, which gives the window a distinctive touch.

When you’re ready to shop for replacement windows, use this handy guide to help you navigate the choices available to you and then call in an expert for customized solutions for your home. 

If you’d like a free consultation and quote with Ameritech Windows, go here to Request A Quote.