Windows come in all shapes and sizes. The one you choose will depend on your space constraints, the type of windows already in that space, your budget, and your home’s architectural style. Choosing the ideal style of window for a particular room or rooms in your home may seem like an overwhelming task because there are so many choices out there.
But Nations Choice makes it all easier with our helpful window style guide.
Double Hung Window
This window style is among the most popular for window replacement in the northern Virginia area. Each window has two operational sashes that move down and up, allowing for ventilation on the top, bottom or both if you choose. They showcase a tilt-in design that makes it easier to clean and maintain your windows, with optimal ventilation. Double hung windows are a traditional choice for most rooms in the home.
Single Hung Window
This window is very similar to a double hung window in looks, but only allows ventilation through a single operable lower sash. A good budget alternative.
With window sashes that are attached to the frame by one or multiple hinges, a casement window swings inward or outward through the operation of a crank. Casement windows fit nicely above cabinets or counters where you have to reach up in order to open the window and are also popular in homes with modern architectural styling.
Like the name says, a sliding window “slides” smoothly along a track when you push them open. All it takes is a gentle touch! This sleek, slender design is perfect for exterior walls that look out over walkways, patios or decks.
Characterized by a large glass surface area, awning windows feature an easy-to-open frame perfect for installation in the kitchen or bathroom, or anywhere else you are limited on space but require ventilation. You can even leave the window open to catch a cooling breeze when it is raining outside!
A garden window resembles a mini greenhouse and is most typically placed above the kitchen sink. Similar to a bay window, garden windows are smaller, with three-dimensional windows protruding out about 18 inches from the side of the home. In turn, this creates a feeling of more depth and storage space, essentially becoming a little nook for flowers, vases, herb gardens, and more.
Bay windows, comprised of three or more windows, have a large, angular design so you get a wider view of the area outside your home. They protrude outward from the exterior wall of your home, allowing you to utilize that extra interior space for seating or storage.
Bow windows are similar to bay windows because they also extend outward. However, their design is less angular and more curved and fluid. Both types are ideal for spacious rooms such as living rooms, dens and great rooms.
Custom Shape and Size Windows
Specialty windows are windows that fit a unique space requirement or that lend a special architectural or aesthetic value. Ideal for places that don’t allow for traditional window styles, you can choose from many uncommon shapes with arches, angles, curves and geometric patterns.
Contact Nations Choice
For help deciding which window style you should go with, contact us today at 703-688-7100.