4 Different Types Of Windows

Are you in the process of building a home? You’ve got a million choices to make and one of those is which type of windows to install.

The process can be overwhelming, but rest assured that there is a type of window that will best suit your home and your family. The same can be said for those who live in an existing home that needs updated windows.

Carefully consider your options and your windows will last for years to come. To help you get started, here are four different types of windows.

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows are one of the most common types of windows. They are convenient, easy to clean and easy to repair. They don’t take up much space making them great for exterior areas near walkways or patios where you don’t want a window obstructing a walkway. They do well ventilating a room with the option of opening either the top or bottom portion and can be very efficient.

Casement Windows

Are perfect for beautiful spring and summer days when you need a little fresh air. Simply crank them open them outward to let in a cool breeze and plenty of light. In fact, they are more effective when it comes to ventilation than a double-hung window! During the colder months, casement windows have a great seal helping you keep your home energy efficient.

Awning Windows

If you’re looking for plenty of light and air inside your home, awning windows are a great choice. It swings open with a top hinge that can keep water out even when it’s open. These are great if you like an uninterrupted view of your surroundings. Awning windows also have great insulation.

Bay or Bow Windows

If you’re looking to add a bit of flare and let in lots of light from various angles, a bay or bow window is a great choice. These are great for a family room or kitchen where you want to add interest to an otherwise flat wall or if you want to show off a spectacular view.

Just as there are many different options beyond these four to choose from when it comes to windows, there are also many other ways to incorporate glass and create an open feel in your home.

As you consider the doors in your home, why not choose as an interior door with glass panels rather than a cheap bedroom door? Why not add frosted glass interior bathroom doors?

And don’t forget about the outside of your home! You can easily take your home to the next level with an exterior door with glass inserts, or an entry door with sidelights.

Whatever you choose, you want to get the best glass materials on the market installed by the most knowledgeable employees. For any and all of your glass needs, contact Murray Glass.