Window Styles Explained
Keeping old windows in need of replacing can lead to air leakages and cracked glass. These are certainly not discomforts and hassles you want to deal with in the middle of a cold Long Island winter. With October moving right along, now is the time to replace your old windows before they create problems. When changing your windows, it’s important to get a replacement that fits the style of your home. While selecting a replacement in the same style as your old window is a viable option, the full-service team at Total Home Construction can give your home a sheen of newness for the season with a different style of window. We feature an extensive selection of top-tier brands, including Preservation Windows by Alside, which have been recognized as the most energy efficient windows in 2013, 2014 & 2015.
Here is an examination of some popular styles of windows:
- Bay Windows: Bay windows are a series of window panels on a three-angled architecture. These windows expand the amount of space of a room and allow maximum light as the sun moves across the sky during the day.
- Bow Windows: Like bay windows, bow windows use several glass panels to let the greatest amount of light into a room. Bow windows rely on a curved architecture and use more panels than bay windows.
- Double-Hung Windows: One of the most widely used styles, the double-hung window includes two overlapping panels that can slide all the way up and down.
- Tilted-In Sliding Windows: The tilted-in sliding window has two panels that slide back and forth vertically. These windows open inwards to make cleaning easy.
- Casement/Awning Windows: Installed in either one or two panels, this style of window opens on a hinge like a door. Casement windows will open horizontally while awning windows will open vertically.
Contact Total Home Construction today for more information about our selection of windows and to schedule your free window replacement estimate.