Guide to Window Types

Jun 18, 2020 | Roofing, Windows

If you are thinking about replacing your windows, you should know all of the options you have. There are a lot of them! There are a ton of windows that serve their own purpose and have their own pros and cons. 

Single Hung Windows

Single Hung windows are extremely common. The bottom of the window moved up and down, while the top part of the window cannot be open. There is only one option for opening the window, hence single hung.

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Double Hung Windows

You can open double hung windows by the top or bottom of the window. Two options for opening equals a double hung window. This window comes in a variety of color and styles, but they can have issues with insulation if the weatherstripping gets old or tattered.

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Casement/Hinged Windows

Casement windows have a hinge, which allows them to swing open. These windows are excellent insulators because they are large panes with fewer places for air to escape.

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Awning Windows

Awning windows are hinged at the top and swing open. They are a popular option because they can be open rain or shine.

Picture Windows

Do you have a view so pretty it could be a picture? A picture window is a large pane perfect for looking over your lovely backyard. These windows won’t open.

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Skylight Windows

Skylight windows are wonderful for natural light. Skylights are windows that are installed on your roof. These windows are a bit more expensive because of the complexity of their installation. A poorly installed skylight can ruin the integrity of your home.

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Arched Windows

Arched windows are lovely for designs. They can stand alone, or be placed on top of other windows for a stunning look. Most arched windows cannot be opened.

Slider Window

These windows work like a sliding glass door, they are extremely easy to open. Slider windows are also easy to maintain and a cost effective option. Great for light and ventilation, but you can only open half of the window.

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Bay Windows

Bay and windows can add great charm to a home. These windows project out of the home’s exterior and create a little extra space/shelf inside your home. Bay windows can be created with double hung or casement windows.

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At Greenawalt Roofing, we can review all the options and styles to help you make the best choice for your home. We recommend and install MI windows and doors which are manufactured in the United States and backed by a Limited Lifetime Customer Assurance Warranty.

If you have any other questions about windows, or you are ready to replace your old ones, contact Greenawalt Roofing Company today at 717-898-6000!

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