Choosing the right window types for your home
Updated: May 16
Windows function in different ways, let us help discover the different window types to ensure you choose the right window types for your home. Some slide, some tilt, while some may even fold back on themselves. Deciding on the best window design for your home is about finding a good balance between style and function.
Awning and casement windows
Casement and awning windows are classic styles that can be incorporated into just about any room of your home
Awning and casement windows are popular window styles. Awning windows are hinged on the top and open outward from the bottom. Casement windows are vertical with a hinge on one side and open out like a door.
On their own, awning windows are great for areas where you don’t have a lot of vertical room. Awning windows can also be paired with fixed, casement or double hung windows. The design options are endless.
Casement windows are classic and can go in nearly any room. It is good to note that casement windows open outward, so there needs to be enough clearance outside your home for them to open.
Because casement windows tend to be taller than they are wide, many homeowners choose to install casement windows in their living room and dining room. They’re also beautiful in bedrooms. The uninterrupted glass space helps make smaller rooms feel bigger, while making a large space feel even more open.
Louvre windows are made of blades that open outward. The blades turn 180 degrees to let in as little or as much air as you wish. When closed, the blades sit flush with the wall.
Louvre windows offer excellent ventilation and can be used in any area of your home
Sliding and stacking windows
Sliding windows are an excellent option for large spans and servery windows. There are multiple design options available with bi-parting or stacking configurations.
Bi-fold windows fold open to create an uninterrupted opening for great airflow and views. These windows are flexible in size and can be used in both small and large spaces. Bifold windows can be used to separate and connect interior rooms as well. For instance, you can install them between the dining room and the kitchen to make them appear more cohesive and open out both spaces.
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