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Top 5 Types Of Windows For Your Home

Windows are an investment that you'll use for the rest of your life. From new construction to home remodeling, it pays to know exactly what makes up a window before making any decisions. These considerations include frame materials and glazing options, and energy efficiency. Some windows are even modifications or combinations of other styles deciding which style is best for you will depend on the purpose of your window and the overall aesthetic of your house.

Popular Types Of Windows

Mixing different types of windows in your home can be tricky. Most designers advise against it, as it can create a disjointed look in the end. But if you are planning on replacing all of them at once, you can make an architecture-altering move with confidence! You also have the flexibility to choose the size and shape of each window based on what is already in place.

1. Double Hung Windows

The double-hung window can be easily identified by its appearance — two large panels of glass that move both up and down — but behind their simple frame is a complex system of weights and springs that help balance each sash. The history of this style goes back to the late 1800s, and though many modern versions don't use weights in the same way, the basic design remains the same.

2. Casement Windows

These windows are the ideal choice for kitchens because of their flexibility in ventilation. Casement windows open to the side and offer a full range of ventilation options. They can be used above or below the sink, by a cooker, or in any other kitchen nook where there's no space for a fixed window — their sleek, minimalist design also works brilliantly in living rooms.

3. Awning Windows

These windows are a good option for rooms that need extra lightings, such as kitchens and bathrooms. The window's top edge remains stationary while the bottom edges pivot outward and upward, providing better ventilation with less obstruction. Awning windows also allow for maximum usage of natural light

4. Slider Windows

They generally consist of side-by-side windows that slide horizontally on a top and bottom track. Slider windows can also be made in sections: each shutter opens horizontally and attaches to the other shutter. And as you've probably realized, each type of window comes with its own set of pros and cons.

5. Skylights/Roof Windows

These are installed in roofs to bring light into a room. Skylights can be fixed and can't be opened, while roof windows can be opened and closed. Which kind of skylight you need depends on the needs of your home or business. For example, an operable skylight allows you to control ventilation, while a fixed skylight blocks the entry of leaves and dust.

Knowing what type of window to invest in is only a small part of the equation when selecting an option to replace your windows. You also need to know who you can count on for quality workmanship, excellent customer service, and a seamless installation process. Champion Exteriors has over 85-years of experience in the industry, and we will handle everything from the initial consultation process all the way to your complete satisfaction with the outcome.

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