Types of Window Designs That Are Available For Homeowners

Types of Window Designs That Are Available For Homeowners

With so many window designs to choose from for home renovations, how do you decide which type is best for your home? You should take factors such as size and energy efficiency into consideration, as well as the design. Of course, you will want to purchase windows that match the look and feel of your home.

In the following article, we will discuss the most popular types of windows. Check out our website for pricing information and standard window sizes.

Most Popular Window Designs

There are a great many styles of windows for your choice. Below are the most popular and awesome designs for windows that are available on the Canadian market. Most of these can be custom designed with additional locks, window grids, double or triple panes, and decorative glass options.

Architectural Windows

If you are looking to give your home a style boost, architectural windows are the best choice. They can be custom designed in a wide array of shapes and sizes such as arches, circles, diamonds, hexagons, and many more. They add character to any room of your home.

Awning Windows

As they are hinged at the top so that they can open outward with a crank, awning windows are great for those who want a lot of ventilation. Due to their unique design, they also keep bugs, dirt, debris, rain, sleet, and snow from entering your home while they are open. Their hardware is encased in a compressed seal rather than weather-stripping, which also makes them highly energy-efficient. Awning windows are most commonly installed in hard-to-reach areas such as in kitchens above sinks and countertops or in bathrooms. But they also work well in bedrooms, living rooms, or basements.

Bay and Bow Windows

Both bow and bay windows are great for rooms with large spaces. These window designs give you a gorgeous view of your outdoor space.  They are fixed windows, so they are inoperable. However, they can be paired with awning casement windows in those areas that require airflow.

Casement Windows

Similar to awning windows, casement windows operate with a crank. However, they are designed to open horizontally rather than vertically and can be fitted to open inward, outward, or both. Like awning windows, the crank is encased in a compressed seal, so they are also good for energy efficiency. Plus, they are an excellent source of ventilation. They are a popular choice for living rooms, offices, dens, and bedrooms.

Double Hung Windows

Double-hung windows are the most popular and traditional window designs as they look great in any room. They operate via a top and bottom sash and open vertically. They are a great source of airflow and sunlight. They are equipped with tilt latches on both sashes, which makes them easy to clean and operate.

Picture Windows

If you have a room that has a large window space such as a living room or office and does not require a lot of ventilation, picture windows are a great choice. They are a great way to make any room appear larger, and they provide optimal sunlight and an unobstructed view. They are inoperable but can be paired with non-fixed windows if you need windows that open for airflow.

Slider Tilt Windows

Slider, or gliding windows, is perfect if you need windows for tight spaces. They are designed to slide and tilt inward for easy cleaning and access. Sliding windows are most often installed in kitchens and bathrooms but can be used in any room of your home.

WindowTech Windows and Doors has the largest selection of window designs on today’s market. Call us today for a free estimate and consultation. We are happy to help you with your home renovations and will answer any questions you may have about replacement windows.

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