Windows provide sunlight, style and great aesthetic appeal. If you realize that new windows may need to be purchased and installed in the near future, the task can seem intimidating. Choosing the right window for your home is so important! This blog post will review some popular windows and what makes them unique.
The first type of window introduced here is an awning window. These types of windows are hinged at the top and open outward. Usually wider than they are tall, their entire sash opens to provide full side-to-side ventilation. Many homeowners choose awning windows for their bathrooms or kitchens. They allow odors to exit your home fast. This type of window is seen most commonly in bathroom shower stalls.
Bay windows are popular in many homes. They create a larger viewing area and since they extend from the room by a few feet. Because of this it creates an increase of room space. Bay windows usually have a large center window that does not open. On either side there are two smaller windows that usually open. This type of window is typically found in living rooms but can also be found in other rooms of a home. Some bay windows provide additional seating for the room too!
A bow window is similar to a bay window but is more curved, hence the name “bow”. Both extend from a home which provides a wider view frame. Bow windows usually have more than three windows creating the bow. Bay and bow windows create more space for a home and let in more beautiful light.
Another type of window is a casement window. These windows are very popular in homes. They are operated by cranks that open and close the window. They are hinged on one side and open to the left or right.
Double-hung windows have two sashes in a single frame which slide up or down to provide ventilation.
Garden windows are an unique window to have in any room. It is usually a smaller sized window and extends out from your home. People like to put plants in them because it provides great sunlight and allows for healthy growth. These are usually found in kitchens or sunrooms.
Sliding windows are exactly as they sound! The window opens by sliding along a track. Sliding and casement windows provide large glass viewing area because they typically have a slim design.
Bloomington roofing contractor Snap Construction can help with any window questions you may have. We have installed every type of window and can provide advice as well. Snap is also a full-service construction company so if you have any other home needs like Bloomington roofing , Minneapolis siding, insulation, storm damage, and more, give us a call for a free no obligation estimate! With Snap Construction, it’s that easy!