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5 Types of Popular Windows

Choosing windows can be very difficult. Home improvement stores are laden with thousands of windows, and they come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. From stylish ones to utilitarian windows – there’s a lot to choose from. If you are going to get windows changed or need windows for your new home, it’s advisable to contact professional contractors to know exactly what kind of windows would be suitable for you home. Let’s take a look at five of the most popular types of windows.

Double Hung Windows: These are often chosen by people who have a quirky style. There’s a lot more to these windows than just fashionable looks. They are excellent for humid locations as the top of these windows can be opened separately to allow more ventilation. They’re perfect for kid’s rooms as double hung windows allow sufficient light to get into rooms and also provide easier access. However, these windows are not recommended for rooms with air conditioners as they tend to leak more air than other windows.

Awning Windows: These are perfect for places that experience sultry and humid summers. The windows are specially designed to provide a light breeze. Awnings cannot be opened up completely. You can only open them slightly to allow proper ventilation to come in. They’re perfect for letting light into rooms that are dimly lit, and they are great for rooms that require privacy. They are often seen in houses that have large patio doors as they create a wall of light to illuminate the doors.

Casement Windows: Casement windows are energy-efficient and perfect for both cold and warm weather. The amount of insulation provided by them is immense, and you can expect your energy bills to go down by quite a bit if you have casement windows at home. They do not let the cool air produced by your air conditioner to leak out during summers and also keep the outside cold away during winters.

Picture Windows: These windows are perfect for people who want to have an unobstructed view of the outside world. If you have a spacious house and want to doze off looking at the outside environment, then picture windows can serve your needs perfectly. They’re perfect for hallways and rooms that that are dimly lit. These windows are meant to be used for aesthetic purposes only and add a subtle touch of beauty to homes. They can be combined with patio doors or open-and- close windows to create a perfect balance of ventilation and lighting.

Bay Windows: These windows are perfect for creating a peaceful atmosphere at home. They have glass panes at multiple angles, and they can also be opened up for better air circulation indoors. Bay windows have been in vogue for quite some time and if you feel that your room does not get sufficient lighting, simply replace your flat windows with bay windows for a noticeable difference. They are perfect for kitchens and bedrooms and can easily brighten up the atmosphere in your home.

These are some of the most popular types of windows as culled form a popular O’Fallon Window Replacement  dealers magazine