When considering which of the most popular window styles will be best for your home, there are a few things to take into account, including versatility, ease of use and attractive styling. There’s a reason why so many Americans choose similar window styles, and that’s because they all offer the user easy operation and functionality, plus they look great and go with all home types.
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular window styles being installed across the nation right now.
Hands down, double hung windows are the most popular. You’ll spot these windows easily on a variety of homes. They’re taller than they are wide, featuring two sashes that open and close independently of each other. This is great for ventilation as well as cleaning, as you can simply tilt them in when you want to clean the outside.
Here are a few reasons why they’re so popular:
- Versatility: They blend in with nearly any style of home, plus you can enhance them with all manner of grids and decorative glass.
- Energy efficiency: These windows stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, and even control UV lighting that filters inside.
- Lower utility bills: When you install energy-efficient double hung windows, you can save hundreds each year on your utility bills.
- Easy maintenance: Vinyl frames mean your windows won’t warp, rot, or peel.
Popular in the U.S. as well as many European countries, this type of window features an operable panel (single or in pairs) that hangs on a hinge, enabling you to open the window like a door.
This is essentially a casement window that’s been mounted vertically, with the hinge at the top so the window can push out. This type is great when you want air flow but don’t want to let in other elements such as rain.
Bay and Bow
Bay windows were historically used in castles during the English Renaissance, and still make their way into mansions and modest homes alike, points out Bob Vila. These windows allow maximum light to enter your rooms, thanks to window panels that protrude from the exterior in a boxy fashion. A bow window is similar, except uses a curved architecture and more glass panels.
Contact Rescom Exteriors
Here at Rescom Exteriors, we offer all of the above styles as well as a variety of others, such as picture, slider and specialty windows. Contact us for a free quote and appointment today.