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New Window Types

There are so many types of windows for your home. Windows bring light into your house, but they must also do more than that: they should keep your electrical bill low and make your house look great from the outside.

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows consist of two pieces and open by sliding up on the bottom half or down on the top half. They are common throughout the U.S. and quite versatile. Homeowners can let air in through the bottom, top, or both ends of the double-hung window for various air circulation preferences.

Single-Hung Windows

If simple is your thing, these windows might be the ticket. They look like double-hung windows, except they only open from the bottom; the top stays stationary. Single-hung windows will do the job of letting in light and air while still being energy efficient. They may also be cheaper than double-hung windows because single-hung windows have fewer moving parts.

Casement Windows

The casement window is an elegant choice that hinges outward and opens with a hand crank from inside. This window is an excellent option for those with less physical mobility or strength, as the crank replaces pushing or pulling a window open. Casement windows are also ideal for efficiency because, as it blows against the window, the wind forces its seal even tighter.

Awning Windows

Awning windows are well-suited for basements and bathrooms. They open up on the outside, quite like an awning, using a crank from the inside. These windows are perfect for those spaces where you don’t have a lot of room but still want to let in some light and air.

Picture Windows

If you’ve got a great view from your house, make it enjoyable with a picture window. These windows cover large surfaces and do not open. Their primary purpose is to show off the scene outside and to let in lots of light.

Slider Windows

These windows are a standard option similar to the double or single-hung windows mentioned above. Instead of pulling the window up or down to open it, it slides open when pulled from right to left or vice versa. They’re an affordable and adaptable option for most areas of your house.

Bay, Bow, or Garden Windows

These windows are great for creating cozy little nooks in a room. Bay and bow windows are similar, but they offer different looks. Bay windows connect at 30-45 degree angles and bow windows connect at 10 degree angles. The differing angles make bow windows look more rounded and smooth. Garden windows look like small bay windows, usually set over a kitchen sink or similar ledge space.

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Your local window or home remodeling contractor can be an excellent resource for any questions regarding new window types. Contact Peak Custom Remodeling for a window installation estimate today.


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