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Which Window Type Suits Your Style?

Oct 04, 2019

The window type you choose has a huge impact on the overall look of your home. If you’re window shopping, the choices seem endless! The ultimate decision can be a tough call. Are you going for a sleek, modern look, traditional style, or are a bevy of bay windows going to be scattered throughout your home? Window seats create such awesome little nooks!

There’s no doubt that the window type you choose adds to the beauty of your entire home. We’ve put together a list of options that you may want to consider.

Single hung windows

This classic style is a very common design. These windows are a perfect choice for small spaces both inside and facing out toward narrow spaces. The windows move up and down in the sash. They’re very affordable and will easily match your home design.

Double hung windows

Also a classic design, the double hung window is the most popular window choice in America. Usually designed to tilt out for easy cleaning, both windows open and close by sliding up and down in the sash. They’re a bit more expensive than the single hung window, however, the value the tilt option provides easily outweighs the added cost.

Cottage window

A variation of the double hung window, the upper window is smaller than the lower one. They’re also known as the “Tudor” or “Georgian” window. The name may be region-specific but the window type is the same nationwide.

Arched windows

Arched windows add a flare of architectural design to any home. They normally don’t open and are sized to be placed above a functioning window unit for effect. Of course, that’s entirely up to the homeowner. Arched window units are available in any size.

Awning windows

This window style is popular in climates that receive a lot of rain. They open out creating an individual awning to repel the rain. When closed, they provide good insulation making them the energy-efficient choice of many homeowners.

Bay windows

Whether or not you add a window seat, bay windows increase the size of your room. We all know that mere inches seem to make a huge difference when we’re talking about living space. Add to that the beauty these windows bestow on your home from every angle and it’s easy to see why they are the choice of many.

Due to their large size, they are more difficult to install which adds to the window’s expense.

Garden windows

Tiny bay windows with a purpose, garden windows create a greenhouse environment for plants to thrive in. They’re expensive to install, but if you dream of a little garden inside your home, these windows would be a perfect place to start.

Bow windows

The rounded glass of bow windows creates a stunning visual effect from the outside of your home. These windows are often custom-built to specific measurements which puts them at the high-end of the market.

Casement windows

Casement windows are a popular choice for homeowners with a modern home design in mind. Sleek and sophisticated, the single hinge design means that these windows are installed vertically instead of horizontally. Whether they open in or out is up to you. The large opening they provide makes them a great source of ventilation.

Glass block windows

Glass block windows are a popular choice for bathrooms but are certainly used in other areas of the home as well. The thick glass blocks, often frosted, obscure visibility affording you with privacy. However, natural outside light still penetrates your home.

Hopper windows

Hopper windows open from the top, usually by using a crank to operate them. They’re affordable and are great for compact spaces, such as basements or small bathrooms. When closed, they provide a tight seal of insulation making them a very energy efficient choice.

Jalousie windows

This economical window type is popular all over Florida, isn’t it? The slatted windows open like a set of blinds and seem to beg for just a whisper of a breeze to pass through them. Jalousie windows crank open and closed making them easy to operate.

Round windows

This window type includes all window shapes of a rounded nature. Whether they’re circle-shaped, half-round, oval, or elliptical, round windows appeal to homeowners going for a Gothic era or Victorian themed designed.

Most round windows don’t open, but they create a stunning focal point for the exterior of your home.

Sliders

The 2 panel slider is the most common sliding window. It has two panels that slide to the left or right to open and close. They are an affordable window style and are easy to install. These windows are low maintenance and suitable for narrow spaces.

The 3 panel slider is wider than the 2 panel version. A larger window pane separates two uniform panes on either side. It provides a more panoramic view, however, the center pain is fixed. Only the side windows open and close.

Egress windows

We’ve talked a lot about the aesthetic value that windows bring to your home. However, the purpose of an egress window is to provide an escape route in the event of an emergency. The expense of having an egress window installed in your basement is of little consequence if ever you need to employ it.

Let’s face it—no matter how much we focus on the design and overall appeal factor when it comes to our home, it’s the place where our families live. Ultimately, their comfort and safety supersede everything else.

Impact windows come in every window type imaginable. All of our windows provide your family with added protection against both hurricanes and intruders.

Moreover, they’re extremely energy-efficient and offer you the added benefit of noise reduction to boot. You may be amazed to discover the true meaning of the words “peace and quiet.”

At Reece, we offer you a wide variety of window types from which to choose. You’re sure to find one that’s both beautiful and within your budget. Reece styles vary, but the glass does not. All of our windows are impact resistant and we guarantee that for a lifetime.

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