In a recent post we discussed the difference between aluminum and vinyl windows. This week we would like to look instead at window aesthetics. The windows of your home quite literally shape the way you view the world. And yet, most homeowners have, at best, a pedestrian understanding of window options. Change your view and learn more about these common window types:
Awning: Awning windows are windows that are hinged at the top and open outward. Awning windows are great for providing flexible ventilation and for catching a breeze when placed high on the wall.
Double Hung: Double hung windows are opened vertically by sliding up and down on a sash. Double hung windows are self-contained, in that they don’t take up additional space when opened. As such, they are perfect for hallways or other small spaces.
Casement: Casement windows are hinged at the side, open outward, and are crank propelled. Casement windows are perfect for highlighting a great vista since they provide unobstructed views both top-to-bottom and side-to-side. In addition, because they open by crank as opposed to by lifting, casement windows are ideal for placement in areas where you don’t want to have to lean over and lift to open your window.
Gliding: Gliding windows open horizontally by sliding on a sash. Like double hung windows, gliding windows are self-contained and are well suited for small spaces.
Picture: Picture windows can create a featured focal point for your home or provide the framing to a stunning exterior view. They also generally make the best use of natural light. Because picture windows do not open, they should only be used in areas where ventilation is not a concern.
Bay: Bay windows are created by combining three or more windows, joined at angles, and projecting outward from a room. Bay windows can contribute to creating a sense of spaciousness.
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