Updated: Jul 13
Is it that time to replace your old windows? Do you feel an unexplained breeze coming through or just need more light in your home? Are you looking to improve the energy efficiency of your home and save money on your energy bills? We have a wide range of windows for every situation. But which window best suits me? We are here to help!
Replacing your old windows will enhance the look of your home, improve your curb appeal, allow for more natural light into your home and reduce energy costs in the long run. It is also an opportunity to finally pick the style of your windows that you have always dreamed of!
Below, we outline eight different and popular window types and their features that benefit you and your home:
1. The Single Hung
Single hung windows open vertically with their lower sash lifting up and down, while the upper sash remains stationary. This type of window also features a tilt in option for easier cleaning of the exterior glass surface.
2. The Double Hung
Double hung windows are very similar to single hung windows in their appearance, however, both the lower and upper sash move up and down and tilt in for easy cleaning as opposed to just the lower sash moving and tilting.
3. The Single Slider
A single slider window is one that opens horizontally. These windows are composed of two sections with one sliding horizontally over top of the other to open or close.
There are two types of sliders available; the Tilt-In Slider or the Lift-Out Slider. The tilt-in slider has ability to tilt open like a door while the lift-out slider allows for the sash to be removed from the window track.
Both windows are optimized for easy cleaning.
4. The Double Slider
Much like the single and double hung windows, double slider windows share a very similar appearance to the single sliders. The double slider differs from the single slider by allowing the operator to slide the left and the right sashes open.
This type of window also features the tilt-in and lift-out option.
The double lift out slider is a popular option for basement openings, where you can remove both sashes in case of an emergency and escape.
5. The Casement Window
Casement windows are hinged on one side and feature a multi-point lock as well as a collapsible crank that allows the operator to open the window outwards. When fully open, casements allow for good ventilation and easy cleaning. They are more airtight than sliders and hung windows because when closed, the sash locks tightly against the frame by using the multi point lock. In addition, casements excel at noise dampening in comparison to sliders and hung windows.
6. The Awning
Awning windows are hinged at the top and open outwards. They feature a collapsible crank and two multi point locks, one on each side of the sash.
Similar to casement windows, the sash presses against the frame, closing the window very tightly. Awning windows are also noise dampening much like casement windows.
7. The Tilt and Turn
Tilt and turn windows have a mechanical hinge that opens on two axes. It has a single handle that is used to tilt the window from the top to let in a light breeze or turn the handle to open the window from the side and open it wide for full ventilation and easy cleaning.
Just like awning and casement windows, tilt and turn windows are considered to be air tight and effectively dampen noise from outside.
8. Picture/ Fixed windows
A picture or fixed window is a stationary, nonoperational window. While picture windows have thinner frames and a larger glass surface area, fixed windows have thicker frames and smaller glass surface area.
The different frame options are available in order to match the sightlines of neighboring operational windows.
These windows are air tight and are set to bring more light in.
Tricity experts will be delighted to provide you with free in-home consultation and help you choose the right window styles for your home’s design and needs.
We will gladly aid you in your quest to update your home with new, stunning stylized windows that increase the value of your home, save you a pretty penny on your electricity bills and make your dream home a reality!
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