When shopping for Phoenix, AZ replacement windows, perhaps the most exciting part of the entire project is choosing the style for your new windows. There are so many options at your disposal, and each style is so unique and comes with distinct advantages and disadvantages. Here is a brief rundown of each window style and why you might want to put them in your home.
Single-hung windows have a very traditional window style. These feature two sashes hung vertically within the frame. Typically, the upper sash is fixed and the lower sash moves up and down. But some homeowners decide to flip the orientation, especially for safety on upper-story windows. Single-hung windows are a good investment if you want simple windows that are easy to operate, easy to dress and provide some ventilation.
These are the next level of single-hung windows. Basically, double-hung windows also have two sashes hung vertically within the frame. But with these windows, both sashes move up and down. This means, double-hung windows might look just like single-hung windows, but you can open both the top and the bottom for more natural ventilation.
Horizontal sliding windows have a simple design and easy operation. As such, they are a staple in many home designs. These windows are affordable, easy to install, easy to open and close, and great for both natural light and ventilation.
Now we are branching into a new kind of window design. Instead of sashes sliding within the frame, the entire sash swings outward on casement windows. They look and function a lot like a door. Typically, these windows hinge on one side. And they open and close with latches and a hand crank. One consideration for these windows is they do require some extra space outside to open and close.
Awning windows also swing outward to open, but these windows hinge at the top. They have a more modern design. And the awning created by the window pane makes them perfect to open on rainy days.
Hopper windows take the design of awning windows and flip them upside down. These windows hinge at the bottom of the sash. And you can choose hopper windows that push out to open or pull inside. These are not as common as awning windows, because they tend to catch a lot of unwanted debris.
Bay windows feature multiple window panes arranged as a single unit. These have three panels arranged at certain angles. As such, these windows project outside, giving you a little extra square footage for a nook, benches, or storage.
Bow windows are similar to bay windows, but have four or more window panes. And the windows are set on more of a curve. These make a statement, but can be difficult to dress.
As the name suggests, garden windows are meant to house plants. It is like attaching a little greenhouse to your home with a roof, sides, and even shelves made of glass.
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