Window Style Options

If you have older windows in your home, you may be considering replacing them. Older windows can cause higher energy bills, drafts, and even water infiltration. If you are ready for new windows, what style should you get? There are many different styles of windows available on the market!

Window Styles You May Want to Consider

You may have heard of window styles such as casement, or bay windows, but there are a lot more choices out there.

  • Slider: Providing excellent ventilation and easy operation, slider windows open horizontally and are a popular choice for many homes.
  • Tilt: Tilt windows work just like a door, swinging in to open and let the air in. They are also very easy to keep clean.
  • Bay: Projecting out from the home, bay windows are usually a large picture window flanked by two smaller windows. They are sometimes used solely for aesthetic purposes.
  • Bow: These windows are like bay windows but more rounded. They are great for letting in a lot of light and adding unique aesthetic to homes.
  • Geometric: The name says it all—geometric windows are uniquely shaped and can add interest to any home.
  • Casement: Attached to the frame by hinges, casements windows create tight seals, making them very energy efficient.
  • Awning: Awning windows are almost identical to casement, but they are hinged at the top rather than the side.
  • Picture or fixed-pane: Picture, or fixed-pane, windows let a lot of light in and offer expansive views, and since they don’t open, they tend to be very energy-efficient.
  • Double-hung: Because they open from both ends, double-hung windows let you bring plenty of fresh air into your home.

How to Choose the Best Windows for Your MD, DC & VA Home

If you are unsure of what windows will work best for the rooms in your home, an expert window installer can help give you ideas and install your windows. Correct installation will ensure that your windows have a tight seal, open correctly, and will work for years to come.

If you need replacement windows in Olney, Rockville, Bethesda, or surrounding areas in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, we can help. Contact Shanco to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation for your window replacement project!



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