Types of Windows

Are you a homeowner who’s starting to notice signs that it’s time to replace your windows? Do you feel overwhelmed with so many different types of windows available to choose from? To help you decide what’s best for your home, we’ve put together a list of the different types of windows, and which might be best suited for your needs.

Bow Windows

Bow windows on a home

Bow windows have a subtle curve and typically have four or five panes of glass, which makes them perfect for adding more depth and space to a room. They provide a panoramic view of the outdoors and are great for enhancing the aesthetic appeal of a home. Bow windows are ideal for living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms.

Bay Windows

Bay windows on a home

Bay windows are similar to bow windows, but they have only three sides/panes of glass to them. They create an inviting and cozy atmosphere in a room, provide more natural light, and increase ventilation. Bay windows are perfect for reading nooks, breakfast areas, and home offices.

Slider Windows

Slider windows on a home

Slider windows are a popular choice for homeowners because they are easy to use and maintain. They slide horizontally and come in single and double sliders. Single sliders have one sliding sash, meaning that only one of the panes slides, while double sliders have two sliding sashes that move independently. Slider windows are perfect for bedrooms and living rooms.

Awning Windows

Awning windows on a home

Awning windows are similar to casement windows (see below), but they open from the bottom, rather than from the side. They are perfect for ventilation and are great for homes in wet climates. Awning windows are commonly used in bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms.

Picture Windows

Picture windows on a home

Picture windows are large, flat windows that provide an unobstructed view of the outdoors. They come in two types: small sash picture and fixed casement. Small sash picture windows have smaller sashes and more glass, while fixed casement windows are fixed and do not open. Picture windows are perfect for living rooms, dining rooms, and home offices.

Casement Windows

Casement windows on a home

Casement windows are similar to awning windows and are the most efficient operating windows available. They have a flush sash to the frame when they are closed, providing excellent insulation. They open out, left to right or right to left, and come with multipoint locks that allow for easy operation. Casement windows are perfect for bedrooms, living rooms, and home offices.

Hung Windows

Hung windows in a home

Hung windows come in two types: single-hung and double-hung. Single-hung windows have one sash that moves up and down, while double-hung windows have two sashes that move up and down which makes them easy to clean. Double-hung windows are perfect for ventilation and are commonly used in bedrooms and living rooms.

Custom Windows

Custom windows on a home

Custom windows are shaped windows that come in various shapes and sizes. They can be rectangular, full circle, octagon, or triangle, depending on your needs. Custom windows are perfect for adding a unique touch to your home and are commonly used in entryways and living rooms.

There are a lot of options to choose from, but understanding the features and benefits of each type can make your decision easier. If you are unsure which window is best for your home, contact Platinum Home Design & Renovations to get a quote, and we will help you choose the perfect windows for your home!