Because there are so many style options and technologies, choosing the right replacement windows in Phoenix, AZ can feel overwhelming. How can you find the right window style for your home that adds to the aesthetics but also maintains efficiency, security, and functionality? To get you started, here are some of the most common window styles we recommend:
Picture windows are a standard in almost every home. These fixed windows come in a wide range of styles, shapes, and sizes. They do not open and close, so you may need other windows specifically for ventilation. But picture windows are great for natural light and opening up a view of the yard, landscape, or cityscape.
Looking for windows to make more of a statement. Bay windows feature three panes, usually a larger picture window flanked by two smaller, operable windows. The side windows are set on an angle so the entire unit projects outside. These installations add extra space to the inside of the home which would be perfect for a breakfast nook or window seat. They also make a room feel larger and more luxurious because of the natural light.
These are another style of statement windows. Bow windows have four or more windows placed together to create a slight curve. Homeowners generally install bow windows to add architectural interest to their home. These are the best options for any arched or circular walls.
While they may seem simple, sliding windows are still a great option for almost any home. One pane slides horizontally across a fixed pane. The wider design of these windows is great for natural light, and the easy operation is good for ventilation. And because they do not require any extra space to open, these windows are ideal to install along areas with outdoor patios or walkways.
Single and Double Hung Windows
These are much like sliding windows, but instead, the operable sash moves up and down inside the frame. Single hung windows have one operable sash and double hung windows have two. These types of windows look very traditional. And because they are not as wide as sliding windows, they work especially well in areas where there isn’t as much available wall space.
These classic windows are making a comeback. Awning windows hinge at the top and push outside to open. The glass makes a small roof over the opening, hence the name. These windows come in a variety of sizes and can be installed at chest height or even higher up on the wall.
Casement windows hinge at the side and open outward with a hand crank. These windows are great for natural ventilation, but homeowners need to account for the outswing before committing to this window style.
Choosing replacement windows in Phoenix, AZ is tough. That is why it is important to sit down with a professional to make sure you understand all the pros and cons of different styles. Call Freelite Inc. for a free window consultation. Our experts can help you find the right windows for your home at the right price. Call us at (602) 233-1981 or stop by 331 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85003.