New windows can improve a home’s appearance and boost its energy efficiency. But with so many styles to choose from, it can be overwhelming to narrow down the right option for your home. Before scheduling a window installation with a contractor, consider these four varieties.
What Types of Windows Are Available?
1. Casement Windows
If you like the feeling of open windows and fresh air, choose casement windows. They function like a door by vertically swinging inward or outward with the turn of a crank. When these windows close, they press against a seal that creates a tight fusion between the two areas. This makes them an excellent choice for improving your home’s energy efficiency.
2. Bay Windows
Bay windows are unique in that they provide some useful interior space. Usually made with three separate panels, the style features one central window angled by a window on each side. The central panel juts outward to create a box-like formation inside the house. This style provides a wide view of the outside space and enhances curb appeal significantly.
3. Hung Windows
Perhaps the most common style, there are two types of hung windows to consider. Single-hung models feature one fixed sash and one that moves, while double-hung models feature two sashes that move. The beauty of this style is that it’s versatile enough to work well in nearly any area of the home. Because the windows don’t swing outward, they’re ideal for rooms where space is limited. If you have kids or pets, you may prefer a double-hung window installation for the security it provides. You can leave the bottom sash closed and pull the top layer open to get some fresh air.
4. Awning Windows
Similar to casements, awning window installations open outward in a horizontal fashion. They’re highly energy-efficient thanks to the tight seal that forms when the window is locked into place. Homeowners might choose to install awning styles at a higher point in the room. This allows for natural light and fresh air, but provides some privacy at the same time.
Are you ready to improve your home’s energy efficiency and enjoy a new look? Turn to the window installation professionals at D&G Roofing & Restoration. Based in Dayton, OH, they offer over 30 years of collective experience handling everything from new roofs to door installations. The roofing contractors are accredited by the Better Business Bureau® and will work closely with you to select the most appropriate products for your home. Visit them online to learn more about their services, or give them a call at (937) 439-0554.