Replacement windows are the gift that keeps on giving. There are so many benefits of replacement windows, including giving your home a facelift, increasing the value of your home, and saving you money on utility bills. If your windows are outdated, drafty, or rotting, it may be time to consider replacement windows. At E&E Contracting, we are experienced with a wide variety of windows; let’s take a look at some of our favorite types of windows to install for our customers.
Single and Double Hung Windows
This style of window is the most common, and what most people picture when they think of residential windows. Single hung windows are typically rectangular or square in shape, and have two window sashes. They open vertically from the bottom, and the top sash remains stationary.
Double hung windows have the same appearance, but with a few added benefits. Both the top and bottom sash can be opened, and they typically have the ability to tilt in and out for easy cleaning. This is the most popular replacement window style and we love installing them in our customers’ homes.
Bay windows are a stylish choice that bring in tons of natural light and add a point of interest to your home’s exterior. Bay windows protrude from your home and leave a large window sill or window seat on the inside. They usually consist of one large showcase window in the center and a smaller window on each side.
At E&E we have replaced our customers’ existing bay windows, but we can also add bay windows to almost any home. To install a bay window the home needs to have at least 6.5 feet of free space, and interior space to accommodate the window seat or sill. Contact us today to discuss adding a bay window to your home!
Awning windows are a great option for people looking for the natural light and ventilation of a window, but with some additional privacy. They have the ability to be placed higher on the wall which maximizes wall space, and offers more privacy on the inside. Awning windows open outward using a top hinge. When opened the glass serves as a top shield, which means they can be open even when it is raining.
Awning windows work great in areas that require privacy and may have limited wall space. We love adding them to our customers’ kitchens and bathrooms to provide extra light and privacy.
Casement windows operate in a similar way to awning windows, but they open outward via a hinge on the side. They are also called crank windows, because they are operated with a handle that cranks the window open. We love using casement windows in areas where it may be difficult to open a single or double hung window. Areas like over a sink, or tight bathrooms are great locations for casement windows.
Casement windows can also be used to complement a bay window. Placing casement windows on the far sides of a bay window can allow you to get as much ventilation as possible, and prevent you from having to reach over the larger window sill to open them.
Transom windows are a little different than the window styles we have already discussed; they are accent windows typically found around doors or entryways. They are rectangular or circular in shape and offer a beautiful accent to exterior and interior doors, while also bringing natural light into the home. They can appear on the door itself, and can also be used on the door frame to wrap the door.
At E&E we love using transom windows to enhance the new doors we install for our customers. Contact us today to discuss our replacement door options!
Are you interested in upgrading your home with replacement windows? Contact us today for a complimentary quote!