Popular Window Types for Your Twin Cities Home’s Unique Style
Different replacement window styles can enhance your home’s beauty, natural sunlight, and indoor comfort.
One of the most common windows in America, a single-hung window has a stationary top and a bottom part of the window that opens and closes.
A double-hung window has two sashes that slide vertically up and down in the frame. Double-hung windows can open from either the top or the bottom. They remain inside the frame so they don’t protrude out to the exterior or interior of the house.
Casement windows are hinged and operate by a turn of a crank in an operating mechanism. Casement windows can be hinged on either the left or the right to open outward.
Awning windows are hinged at the top and open outward to let in air from the right, left and bottom of the window. Awning windows can be installed on top, bottom or alongside a stationary window.
One of the most common types of windows in today’s home is the slider window. Slider windows glide along a fixed track and have one operating window that slides over the stationery window.
Bay & Bow
Bay and bow windows protrude from the house and provide more interior space. These windows are often a combination of windows including: stationary window, double-hung or casement windows.
Egress windows are installed in basements and fully open to allow for emergencies. Besides safety reasons, egress windows offer ventilation and natural light, and can add to the look of your basement.
A hopper window is the perfect small window for your basement or bathroom. It is usually rectangular in shape, opens inward, with the hinge on the bottom. It provides proper ventilation while controlling humidity.
Garden windows are mainly used in kitchens. These windows protrude from the exterior of the house and provide a wide viewing and sunlight area. There is typically a large shelf area in garden windows that can be used for plants and storage.
Picture windows are typically large windows designed to take advantage of views and let in the maximum amount of light.
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