The 11 Most Common Types of Windows

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Homeowners looking to replace their windows may be wondering what the best type is for their home. Fortunately, there are many different types of windows to choose from to fit your home’s style and your budget. While each type of window has its own pros and cons, the type of window you decide on is a personal preference.

Our replacement window options at Rolox Home Service, LLC are energy-efficient and customizable for your home. We have professional installers who can install whatever types of replacement windows you choose, including the most common types listed below.

1.    Double-Hung Windows

One of the most common types of windows for your home is double-hung windows. These windows have two sashes, a lower sash and an upper sash, which can both slide up and down. Typically, the sashes can also tilt for easy cleaning.

Not only are these windows appealing to have on your home, but they are highly versatile since both panels can move.

2.    Single-Hung Windows

Single-hung windows are very similar to double-hung in appearance, but the operation is slightly different. Only the bottom sash of single-hung windows is operable, so when you open the windows vertically, the upper sash is covered.

3.    Awning Windows

Awning windows are ideal for wet climates because they are made to open even during a rainstorm and keep the water out. The window has a top hinge that allows it to swing open and outward. This type of window can bring a unique design element to any home.

4.    Bay Windows

Bay windows are popular choices for kitchen and dining room areas. They provide more interior space by protruding from an exterior wall, letting in more light and adding interest to the side of your home. Bay windows also bring luxury to a house’s design.

5.    Casement Windows

Casement windows have sashes that crank open. They are hinged on the side, either right or left, to create better air and light flow into your home. These windows also seal well during the winter months, so they can keep your home energy-efficient and ventilated.

6.    Picture Windows

For homeowners who want to take advantage of the picturesque views outside their home, picture windows are a perfect choice. These windows are large, rectangular, and fixed so they can’t open. With no visible framing or breaks, your view is unobstructed and your home is well lit from the sun.

7.    Sliding Windows

Sliding windows have two sections. One section slides horizontally along a track to open the window, allowing for easy air circulation. These windows tend to be fairly low maintenance since they don’t have extra cranking parts to open.

8.    Stationary or Accent Windows

Many homes have accent windows that are stationary and don’t open. These windows are meant to be decorative and can be customized in any shape or angle. Accent windows can bring variety to the visuals of your home.

9.    Skylights

Skylights are a great way to bring exterior light into your home if you’re limited on exterior wall options or space. This type of window is mounted into the roof like a vent and can be fixed or operable.

10. Basement Hopper Windows

One of the less common types of windows is a hopper window, typically found in a basement. These windows are hinged at the bottom, so they open from the top and inward into your home. Although these windows aren’t ideal for severe weather, they do provide great airflow.

11. Glass Block Windows

Glass block windows can technically be considered accent windows since they are fixed and design-heavy. These windows are constructed with individual glass blocks that are sealed together. They are perfect options for basements, bathrooms, and other private areas because they increase light flow and provide privacy with their frosted or adorned appearance.

With many different kinds of windows to choose from, you can increase your home’s curb appeal and energy efficiency. If you’re looking to replace the windows on your home, Rolox Home Service, LLC can get the job done right. We even offer financing options, so you can install now and pay later. Contact us today at 1-800-950-3060.

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