WINDOW OPERATING STYLES
The way a window operates can provide a room with the right amount of light and air flow. Take time to envision how you want your window to open and what it can help you achieve throughout your home.
HORIZONTAL SLIDING WINDOWS
Horizontal sliding windows are a common style that is very easy to use. The sash slides either to the left or right, depending on where you wish to direct the air flow in the room. If you are considering larger window sizes, sliders are a good option.
SINGLE HUNG WINDOWS
For single hung windows, the bottom sash slides up and down to open and close the window. The top sash stays in place and allows light to enter the home, but not air flow. Because they open vertically, they save space when the house exterior faces a patio or walking path.
DOUBLE HUNG WINDOWS
With double hung windows, both the top and bottom sash operate. They offer the same space saving convenience of a single hung window. They have an added bonus of being easy to clean because the sashes tilt inward. This can be helpful if the window is on a second story.
Casement windows have a hinge on one side and open outward by rotating a crank style handle. Because they open like a door, they allow the maximum amount of ventilation into the home where airflow is desired. They offer an unobstructed view, because there is no rail in the center.
With an awning window, the sash is hinged at the top and swings upward. This allows air to flow into the home with side to side ventilation, while also helping to keep the rain out. This style of window tends to be smaller in size and is often wider than it is tall.
From bay to bow, radius or garden windows. Specialty windows are just that, special. Whether you envision windows that protrude out from your home to add a stylistic touch, or, you like the softness a curve can bring, see all the specialty windows we have to offer.
Picture windows provide an unobstructed view to the outside for the maximum amount of daylight to flood your home. Picture windows are fixed and do not open making them ideal for rooms in need of natural lighting.