How to Choose the Right Window for Your Home

Feb 12, 2018 11:08:00 AM / by Shoreline Window and Remodeling


 With so many different styles and options, it can be overwhelming to pick the right window for your home. Read over the information below to help you make your decision. 

Window Styles

Slider Windows

Slider Windows have two window sashes that operate from either the left or right, sliding from side to side. This type of window is a great option when you have an opening that is wider than it is tall, giving you more viewing area and better air flow.

Single Hung Windows

Single hung widows have two windows sashes. The bottom sash is operable that moves up and down and tilts into the interior of your home. The top sash is fixed in place and non operable. This type of window is typical used in commercial and new construction installations.

Double Hung Windows

Double Hung Windows have two window sashes. Both top and bottom sashes are operable that move up and down and also tilt into the interior of your home for easy cleaning. The Double Hung Window lets you ventilate air from the top or bottom sash.

Awning Windows

Awing Windows have one operable sash that swing open from the bottom, and when open has the appearance of an awning.

Casement Windows

Casement Windows have either one or two separated vertical sashes that are operated with a crank handle. While operating the crank handle the window sash swings open to the outside of your home.  When closing the window sash swings back toward the interior of your home.

Replacement or Full Frame Windows

Replacement Windows  

Replacement Windows are installed in the existing window opening in your home. There are great benefits that come along with this method of installation. If you have beautiful interior trim that is painted or stained around you window, usually the trim will not be disturb.  While the replacement window is being installed insulation will fill any air gaps between the window and existing opening. New or existing trim on the inside and outside of your home will be sealed with a quality sealant to prevent water and air infiltration. Installing replacement windows in your home gives you the luxury of not disturbing the  trim and the existing  frame of the house, and installed correctly will give you great energy efficiency.  

Full Frame Windows

Full Frame Window installation is used when wanting to change the shape or size of an existing  window opening. In this process there will be all new interior and exterior trim of your choice installed.  Insulation will be used to fill any air gaps, and a quality sealant will be used on the interior and exterior of your home to prevent any air and water infiltration. Labor is more extensive in this method of installation, and is a more costly project but has benefits. This is a great way to add personal touch to your home along with all the different options you have on choosing what type of energy efficient window you want installed.




Topics: Window