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Which Replacement Windows Are Right for You? Find the Right Style

When it is time to replace your windows, you are in for a treat! New windows look great, can help improve the value of your home, and can help make it more energy efficient. However, many people are shocked by just how many window types are available. At Charles Window we are here to walk you through your options so that you can make the most informed decision. Give us a call for a free in-home consultation or stop by to see our award-winning-showroom. In the meantime, keep reading to learn about some of the main styles.

Are casement windows the right style for you?

A casement window is hung from the side and generally has a crank to open it up. Think of it more like a door. They are great for modern homes but they also help to update traditional homes with a minimal investment. Many homeowners put them over the kitchen sink so that they are very easy to open and easier to clean as well.

Awning windows

Hinged at the top, awning windows open outward from the bottom at either the left or right. They can be installed next to, above, or below stationary operating windows. They are great when you want ventilation during rainstorms. They are most often used with other types of windows but they are also sometimes used on their own high up on walls to provide privacy.

Sash windows

Made up of at least one movable glass panel but often more, these types of windows slide side to side along a track to open and close. They are often associated with times gone by and many people who choose them to add to their homes choose them to add a timeless touch to their décor.

Horizontal sliders

This is one of the most common types of windows. They involve sashes side by side, and one of the sash opens over top of the other. They are especially popular when used in a part of the home that swinging sashes and / or crank-style windows aren’t great fit. They do not take up space either inside or outside of the home.

Single-hung windows

Recommend as an option when you have an opening that’s wider than it is high, single-hung windows are generally used when a homeowner wants a standard window in a new home or office. They are generally more affordable but they can also offer less ventilation than other windows.