You’ve decided that it’s time to get replacement windows, but you’re having trouble deciding which type will best suit your home. Instead of worrying about the possibilities, take a look at the more popular styles, as well as their pros and cons.
What Are Double Hung Windows?
If you’re wondering why people choose double hung windows, it’s because they are the most popular type of window that’s available on the American market. One window “sits” on top of the other window, and they slide open from the bottom or sometimes the top.
Pros: Double hung windows are available in numerous sizes and colors. This adds to their versatility. They are also simple to clean, tilting in and out. Plus, if you have a window air conditioning unit, they make installation simpler.
Cons: This type of window may not provide the aesthetic look that you want for your house. Additionally, the airflow could be limited depending on the number of windows in the room.
What Are Casement Windows?
Casement windows include a crank to open them fully. Because both sides of the casement windows can be opened, your entire window can be used as a source of room ventilation.
Pros: Obviously, if you’re looking for a window that provides maximum airflow throughout your space, casement windows will afford you this opportunity. Plus, the hardware is tough to spot, so it won’t interfere with the appearance of the windows externally or internally.
Cons: If you have window air conditioning units, casement windows aren’t for you. Larger varieties of this type of window may be tough to crank open and close.
What Are Bay Windows?
Bay windows have multiple sections of windows and open out from the side of the house. Depending upon their size, they can add significant square footage to a room. They’re known as one of the most intrinsically attractive types of windows because of their architectural design.
Pros: There are a few major benefits to bow windows. If you want to allow sunlight into a room, and your home has been built in such a way that bay windows are a possibility, you’ll love the results. Because they open, you’ll also get tons of fresh air. You’ll even get more storage space to display items in your room, thanks to the deep bay window sill.
Cons: Not all structures can accommodate the inclusion of bay windows. You may have to make major changes to your home to add one, and this can be costly.
Visualize Your New Windows
If you’re having difficulty envisioning how windows will look in your home, try the Renewal by Andersen visualizer tool that allows you to upload your photos and see which windows are right for your needs. Then, give us a call and we’ll set up a consultation. Remember: There’s a perfect window for any situation!