There are a lot of decisions to make when purchasing new or replacement windows. There are many different styles to choose from. First you choose the material your windows will be made of. Your choices are vinyl, wood or fiber glass windows. Then you can choose to have energy efficient windows. On some windows, like wood, you can choose different colors. Then there is the type of window style that is best for you. You can choose from venting, double hung, sliders and bay or bow. These window styles usually only come in the vinyl options.
Two common choices are either sliding or tilting windows. These windows come with different styles within their categories. The best way to make a choice on these window options is to look at where you are placing the windows within your home and how the window is going to help that room receive light and air.
Sliding Windows: Sliding windows are similar to the average double hung window. The only difference is that instead of opening up and down, they open side to side. They use a sturdy sliding track to slide from side to side. They are energy efficient. Some models even come with a swing and clean feature that allows you to clean the outside of your window from the inside of your home. These windows do not take up more room than a regular window. Unless you want to use a larger style to open up a wall and let more light into your home.
Tilting Windows: Tilting windows give you the ability to crank or tilt open your entire window. This can help you get the maximum amount of air into your home. You can also use the tilt of the window to send the breeze in the direction you desire. These windows are energy efficient because they crank and seal tight to close. They also come in an awning and hopper style. The awning style has a hinge at the top and they open from the bottom. These are good in bathrooms where you want air circulation but need privacy. Hopper style windows hinge at the bottom and open from the top. These are good for places like basements where you are close to the ground and do not want dirt and debris getting in.
There are many different types of windows to choose from when installing new or replacement windows. For help with finding the right style for you are your home, contact a professional window installation service today.