Types of Windows: 7 Types of Windows for Your Home

Choosing the types of windows you want in your home is something every homeowner has the opportunity to work with in a home remodel. When you think about windows, you might not think about the variety of types of windows available. 

From traditional options to unique, exciting choices, you can outfit your home with a range of windows. These seven types are some of the most common.

7. Horizontal Sliding Windows

Horizontal sliding windows are one of the most common types of windows. If you think of a typical home window, with a middle latch and one side that slides open, that’s a horizontal sliding window. There are single and double-slider options. They are often wider than other standard types of windows.

6. Single-Hung Windows

Single-hung windows are a simple and elegant window option. They are a single pane that opens upward, with a vertical slider build. They’re ideal for bedrooms and bathrooms, where you want some light, but not a huge window. Of the options between single-hung and double-hung windows, single-hung options are more cost efficient.

5. Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows are the close cousin of single-hung windows. Double-hung windows have a vertical slide opener, with two panes that open. With a top and bottom opening pane, double-hung windows are one of the best options for air circulation in a smaller room. They can also come in hinged styles, as opposed to sliders.

4. Casement Windows

Of all the types of windows, casement windows are one of two types of windows that are typically built to swing open. The opener mechanism is often a hand-crank at the bottom of the window. The entire window can open, unlike many sliding windows. Casement windows are gasketed on all sides, so they are often one of the more energy efficient types of windows.

3. Picture Windows

Picture windows are named quite aptly, as they provide a picturesque view of the outdoors. They can be very large, and they are some of the most versatile windows when it comes to choosing blinds and curtains. Picture windows are most often fixed, which means they don’t open. 

2. Bay Windows

Bay windows are built as an outward extender on a house. They’re often built around a bench or seating area in your home, where you can enjoy the view outside from a cozy space. Bay windows are one of the best ways to brighten your home and create a comfortable area. Usually, the side windows of a bay window open, while the middle portion is a picture window.

1. Awning Windows

Awning windows come in at number one because of how unique they are in terms of window design. Awning windows are one of the two types of windows that most often open with a vertical swing as opposed to a slider. They open up and out like an awning, and work well in bedrooms, and small spaces like the area above a door. 

Different Types of Windows: Curate Your View

If you’re looking to build a custom home or update the windows in your current home, reach out to Dhe Best Construction today. Our team of renovation specialists can help you find the right windows for your space.

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