Replacing the windows in your home seems like a daunting investment, but with new and energy-efficient windows, you can save hundreds of dollars on heating and cooling bills. Regardless of the style you choose, new windows can help you:
- Reduce energy costs
- Increase the value of your property
- Create an enjoyable atmosphere inside your home
- Enjoy more natural light and airflow
We offer a variety of brand-name windows across a range of price points and style categories, but which style of window is best for your needs? We’ve compiled a guide to help you make the right choice.
An accent element that adds style and utility to your home, architectural windows allow you to customize the exterior look. Use these windows to accent existing or updated windows, or create a shape or grid as the centerpiece of any exterior wall.
This type of window showcases your home’s architectural elements and exude style while allowing natural light to enhance your living space. These are ideal for increasing curb appeal on street-facing sides of your home, although their purpose is mostly stylistic.
Utilitarian and functional throughout the year, awning windows add an element of privacy to your home. These windows have hinges at the top and open outward to allow for ventilation during any weather.
Retain privacy without losing the function of opening a window for ventilation or cross-flow in rooms that face neighbors or busy streets. You can even add these windows above other windows or doors for additional airflow options.
The basement might be the last room on your mind when considering window replacement. But did you know that installing stationary or sliding windows can provide insulation against heat and cold? Replacing old windows also prevents water leakage from compromised windows.
If you’re considering a basement conversion, or are simply wanting to increase your home’s energy efficiency, basement windows are a necessity. They also allow for natural light to filter through into a typically dark and neglected area of the home.
Bay, or bow, windows create an expansive view out of your home and allow light to filter in. The difference between bay and bow windows comes down to the number of openings each style has, as well as the overall shape. Bay windows are angular while bow windows have a rounder shape.
Choose a room with a view for your bow or bay window installation and enjoy a window seat- these are the ideal windows for sunrooms or reading rooms that benefit from natural light. A stunning bow or bay window panel makes any room a picturesque spot to enjoy the sunrise or sunset.
Catch a breeze with casement windows which open completely to allow air to waft in. A country home or secluded property will benefit most from this wide-open window style. A metal gear allows you to open the window outward, and customizable grid and color options offer endless style choices.
Double Hung Windows
Open either the top or bottom panel with double hung windows and enjoy a view of the outdoors. This type operates vertically with two operable sashes. The two sashes fit snugly together, giving an airtight seal that’s energy efficient along with a window that is fully operational.
Single Hung Windows
An earlier form of today’s double hung windows, single hung windows contain a stationary top panel and a moveable bottom half. Slide the bottom sash up to vent the room, or utilize the locking device to secure it in the closed position. These are a cost-effective option that allow for utility and style in any home.
Horizontal window panels slide past one another and overlap slightly to ensure a secure seal. The latch at the middle locks the panels in place and ensures water- and air-tightness.
This is another type of window that is useful in many home applications for its function and curb appeal. An industry standard, sliding windows deliver both the purpose of fire egress and flexibility when it comes to increasing airflow and room lighting.
Rolling Patio Doors
Sliding glass doors that lead to a deck, patio, backyard, or sunroom provide a clear view of your outdoor space with a smooth opening and closing function. This style of door dually functions as a window as it allows light from floor to near ceiling on one wall of the room.
If you have an amazing view out of your living room, kitchen, den, or bedroom, consider a rolling patio door to transform a solid wall into a window to that oasis.
Egress Basement Window Conversions
Whether you’re converting your basement into an apartment, bedroom, in-law suite, or playroom, installing egress window conversions transforms the space into a safer and usable space. Egress windows also add value to your home since the room then qualifies as a “true” bedroom, meaning you can increase the official square footage of your home, depending on local regulations.
Need help deciding on which windows are best for your home? Contact the professionals at DryHome today to answer all of your window questions.