Home Improvement 101: Different Types of Window


There are many different types of windows available on the market, and it is important to be knowledgeable about them before making a decision on which ones to buy. This article will describe the basic window types available.

Bay Windows – The great thing about bay windows is that they let in much more light than typical windows. Bay windows can create the perfect atmosphere for sitting and relaxing. Many people also feel that they add style to the room they are in. Bay windows are, overall, a great choice, but there are a few drawbacks. One problem with bay windows is that the manner in which they open allows for insects to get in. Also, all of the windows do not open which can be a problem for some people.


Awning Windows – One of the few problems with awning windows is that the position of the screen allows dirt and dust to fall from the window into your home. Other than this problem awning windows can be a very efficient way to allow some air to flow through your room while still maintaining your privacy. Another bonus to awning windows is that they can be placed in many different locations. You can use them above doorways, next to other windows, or on their own.


Double Hung Windows – Utilizing easy access, a unique sense of style, and amazing ventilation capabilities, double hung windows can be installed almost anywhere in your home. They are a wonderful security feature in a child’s room since double hung windows only open at the top while the bottom remains closed, this is an ideal choice if you have little ones. These are also the perfect window choice for offices, kitchens and even bedrooms. The drawbacks of having double hung windows are that only half of the window opens, whereas different styles can open completely, they also tend to leak more air than most of their counterparts.


Casement Windows – Casement windows are windows that have a handle that you turn, and it causes the window to open outward. The fact that you do not have to push the window up makes them more convenient for hard to reach areas. Casement windows do not have many cons. The main one is the fact that the windows can become easy to break into when they begin to age. However, this is a problem that can be avoided by examining the windows if you are purchasing an older home.