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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

5 Popular Window Styles

If you’re in the market for a new window or want to update your existing windows, you’ve come to the right place. Superior Windowland is an industry leader and windows, and we offer a variety of designs. With that said, you might be wondering which types of windows are most common. Below are five popular window styles that will help improve your home’s look and efficiency.

Single-Hung


Perhaps the most common type of window is the single-hung. According to BobVila.com, in single-hung (or single sash) windows, he bottom sash can be moved up to allow air to enter a room. The top sash, however, stays in place.

Casement


Here in America, we don’t see casement windows as often as our European counterparts, but they’re still quite popular. MSN Real Estate explains that the casement window was common in the UK prior to the creation of the single-hung window. Casement windows open like a door.

Bay


This Old House describes a bay window as being “composed of three windows joined, or mulled, at the factory to make a single large unit.” While the center window is usually wide, it’s usually surrounded by narrower single-hung or casement windows.

Bow

A bow window, on the other hand, is made up of several casement windows placed side-by-side to form a curve, reports DoItYourself.com. Bow windows offer many of the same features as bay windows, but are less common.

Awning

According to Andersen Windows, awning windows are characterized by a hinged top that allows them to open outward. Furthermore, they’re most often wider than they are tall. These windows will provide extra ventilation because their entire sash opens.

Need help determining which of these five popular window styles is right for your project? Dial (203) 948-7770 to speak with a Superior Windowland professional today! Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and add us to your circles on Google+ for tips on windows, doors, roofing and more.

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