Windows can either complement or throw off the architectural aesthetic of a house.

Deciding on which windows to put in your home is both a functional and cosmetic choice. The first thing to decide on is which type of window you’d like in a specific room. This article will discuss six of the most popular available window types on the market that homeowners can choose from. 

Double-hung Windows

Double-hung windows can be opened up from both the top and the bottom, as opposed to single-hung windows which can only be opened from the bottom. This is possible because both window panes have sashes. These windows are built for convenience and functionality. They’re appreciated by parents of young children, as opening the top pane and keeping the bottom pane closed helps with safety. 

Awning Windows

The hinges on awning windows are placed at the top. Interestingly, these windows swing outwards when opened. This provides high-quality ventilation and a unique appearance. Another fun feature of awning windows is that their design allows them to be open during rainstorms. 

Picture Windows

While awning windows can stay open during rainstorms, picture windows do not open at all. They’re built for aesthetic appeal. Pictures windows are stationary windows that are used for design purposes. They let in tons of natural light and do a wonderful job showcasing outdoor scenery. These windows are perfect for homeowners with a beautiful view. 

Bow Windows

Bow windows protrude outwards and can make a room feel larger. As seen in the image above, they provide a nice little nook to place a bench or shelf in. People love bow windows because they create a sense of life and energy in the rooms in which they exist. This is because they allow light to pour inside the home and fill up the entire room. Homeowners with bow windows often say the room that contains them is their favorite place to be in the house. 

Slider Windows

Slider windows are essentially horizontal double-hung windows. They can be opened on either the left or the right pane by sliding one of the panes along a track. These windows are great for small spaces. Other advantages of slider windows include being easy to open, requiring low maintenance, and being energy efficient. 

Transom Windows

Transom windows are placed over a window or door’s transom. They’ve been around since the 14th century and were initially created to increase the lighting and ventilation in rooms before air conditioning was invented. Today, these windows are still used to increase the lighting in rooms but are primarily installed for decorative purposes. Transom windows create a nostalgic, old-timey feeling and plenty of homeowners install them purely because they love the way they look. 

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If you’re in the market for new windows, reach out to our team of professionals today. We have many options and can help you find the perfect windows for your home or business.