Windows add to the exterior of a home in ways that people don’t realize. Just by changing window types, you can change a plain home into one that is a work of art (or at least just more interesting to look at).
Many people aren’t even aware that they can change window types for their homes. They think that they are stuck with the same type of windows if they ever do decide to replace them. Others have no idea that there are more than just one or two different types of windows.
To give people an idea of the different ways they can change their windows with us here at Renewal by Andersen, here are 9 of the different window types we offer:
Window Types Number One: Double Hung
The double hung window is created by two vertical sashes. To open the window, the bottom sash can be moved all the way up or the top sash can be moved all the down. These particular windows are becoming quite popular with homeowners.
Window Types Number Two: Single Sash
A single sash window is built with two vertical panels, just like the double hung window. The difference between the two is that only the bottom panel can be moved to open the window in the single sash.
Window Types Number Three: Casement
Casement windows open just like doors do. They are made of one or two panels that are installed on a hinge, so that they swing open. The windows can swing into the interior of the house or to the outside.
Window Types Number Four: Bow
Bow windows are a complicated window that usually follows the architecture of a building. They are used in areas where the window on the building is created to curve outward. They usually required additional glass panels to make the window flow better with the curve of the architecture.
Window Types Number Five: Awning
Awning windows are just like casement windows, but the hinge is in a different place. The hinge on an awning window is on the top of the window, so the panel is opened by pushing out and up.
Window Types Number Six: Bay
Bay windows are the less complex version of the bow window. Bay windows are also characterized by a curve, but not as severely rounded as the bow window.
Window Types Number Seven: Sliding Sash
The sliding sash window is similar to the single sash window, but works horizontally, instead of vertically.
Window Types Number Eight: Fixed
Fixed windows are exactly what their name says; they do not move. They cannot not open and are used mainly for decoration or a source of light.
Window Types Number Nine: Palladian
The Palladian is beautiful, window architecture at its best. This specific type of window is recognized by a center panel with an arched top accompanied by two side panels that are smaller in size..