Realistically, most of the common types of windows could work well in most areas of a house. But when you know the benefits of each one, finding the right replacement windows for your unique home becomes a much easier task. Learn about the different window types below and why many homeowners choose to install them in certain areas of their homes.
One of the most popular replacement window types, double hung windows have mobile upper and lower sashes, allowing you to open the window from the top or bottom. Some double hung windows can even be tilted inwards or removed for easier cleaning. Homeowners choose to install these windows all over their home from dining rooms, bedrooms, and living rooms to kitchens. With seemingly endless options to customize and complement any home perfectly, it is no wonder why double hung are so often chosen by homeowners.
Picture windows frame a beautiful view of the outdoors and excel at letting natural light into the home. These windows are fixed within a space, so they can’t be opened or closed. They’re often found in living rooms, kitchens, or master bedrooms. Picture windows are sometimes combined with other styles, such as casement and double-hung, so you can enjoy both light and ventilation.
Transom windows have stood the test of time as a classic architectural element, adding beauty to homes since the 14th century. They are one of the most appealing options for many homeowners and serve as an accent above a main window or door, bringing more curb appeal to the home. Transom windows can be paired with any window style and look especially decorative when placed above interior doors. When done right, they can allow natural light to enter while being high enough to maintain privacy.
Slider windows are a unique option for homeowners looking for a clear, unobstructed view. Unlike most other types of windows, sliders open horizontally instead of vertically. Slider windows are a good choice in a space where the width is longer than the height, such as rooms facing walkways, porches, or patios. Like casement windows, they are good at providing ventilation, though only half the window can open at a time. Slider windows can add a contemporary style to your home and are available in a wide variety of colors, styles, materials, and finishes.
Bay windows are beautifully designed to provide more living space, making your house feel larger without building out an addition. A bay window is made up of a large center window with two smaller windows on each side. The middle window is usually fixed like a picture window, while the side windows are casement or double-hung to provide ventilation. Bay windows protrude farther from the wall out into the exterior space, adding more floor space to your interior.
Bow windows are like bay windows, except they have four or five openings instead of three. Their curved structure creates a rounded appearance on the outside of your home. Bow windows allow extra light to enter the room since they have more glass panes than bay windows. They can wrap around the corner of a building to form a unique shape on the outside and an enticing nook on the inside. Bow windows allow for a view from two sides of the home and also gives extra space inside your room.
Hopper windows hinge open at the bottom, tilting inside when opened. They are usually installed in a bathroom for privacy or near the basement ceiling for practical reasons. They tilt upward when open, blocking dirt and debris from getting inside the home. Usually opened with a crank or hinge, hopper windows are a great option to bring light into partially underground spaces while allowing for easy ventilation.
For over 30 years, Brothers Services has offered high-quality window replacements for thousands of Maryland homeowners. Our skilled team has experience working with a variety of different window styles, shapes, and sizes. We follow an efficient installation process that allows us to finish in most cases as quickly as a day without sacrificing quality.
From simple, double-hung windows to complex bay windows, Brothers Services has the team and tools to get the job done right. If you are considering a window replacement, schedule a no-pressure consultation with one of our window experts today.