Windows plays an important role in how your home interacts with the outside environment. When choosing new windows for your house, you may be overwhelmed with all the different options available. There are certain styles that work especially well in certain areas of the home. Some places need good ventilation, while others may prioritize a great exterior view. Depending on your needs and preferences, certain window styles may benefit you more than others. That’s why it’s important to know all of your options. In today’s blog, we will be going over how to choose the right window style for your home.
Single Hung Windows
Single hung windows consist of an upper and lower sash. The top glass pane is fixed and does not move, while the bottom pane can operate up and down. This window style is a good option for homes with little wall space as they’re narrow. They offer an elegant aesthetic and are often more economical than double-hung windows.
Double Hung Windows
Many classic homes—like bungalows and farm homes—have double hung windows. This window style is very similar to a single hung window, except for the fact that the upper sash is also operable. Double hung windows are an excellent option for homes that need good ventilation. The lower sash can be opened to let air freshen up the home, while the bottom one can be opened to let interior air escape. For places in the home that need good ventilation, this window option is a good choice.
Sliding windows slide along a horizontal track rather than a vertical one (like single & double hung windows). These windows consist of two large panes of glass, offering homeowners a nice view of the exterior. They also offer excellent ventilation as one pane is operable. If you’re looking for a nice combo of ventilation and good exterior views, this window option is a good choice. Sliding windows are usually a popular choice for bedrooms and living rooms.
If ventilation is ultra important for you, casement windows may be your best bet. This window style opens along a hinged edge (like a door) and provides a direct opening to your exterior. With an ant screen or anything to obstruct airflow, this window option is preferred for places that require plenty of fresh air—such as kitchens.
Awning windows provide excellent ventilation—even during rainy weather. Since they’re hinged from the top and open upwards, you don’t have to worry about rain entering your home while open. This window option is good for spaces that need constant ventilation, regardless of weather conditions.
If you want to enjoy an unobstructed, beautiful view of your exterior, picture windows are an excellent choice. However, keep in mind that this window style is fixed—meaning that it cannot open/close. This window style is often large and used in sitting areas where you can enjoy the view. You’ll get tons of natural light and an extraordinary view.
Does your kitchen need more ventilation? Do you want the master bedroom to get a better view of the backyard? There’s a window style suited just for it! From casement windows to picture windows, there’s something for every homeowner’s needs and preferences. We hope this blog helped you get an idea of what options you have so that you can select the perfect ones for your home. Ready to get started with your window installation project? Contact AR Windows today by giving us a call at (661) 916-7997 or clicking here for a FREE consultation!