Top Styles of Residential Windows

Top Styles of Residential Windows


Top Styles of Residential WindowsChoosing windows shouldn't be a pane, but it certainly can be. This is especially true if you're unfamiliar with the many different window types that are available. If you're considering replacing the windows in your home, adding a new window, or need window repair, read through this guide to popular window styles. After you've familiarized yourself with different window types and have an idea of what you need for your home, be sure to contact an expert window installer to find the exact product you desire.

Single & Double Hung

These types of windows are quite common and found on modern homes and styles such as Cape Cods, Colonial and Craftsman. With single hung windows, only the bottom pane opens, generally by sliding up. With double hung, the top usually opens by pivoting out.

Picture Windows

Picture windows are generally large, unobstructed pieces of glass that overlook beautiful views, or the neighborhood, depending on where you live. These types of windows are most often found in places of gathering, such as family rooms, and tend to be bookended by another type of window that opens, as picture windows do not.

Casement Windows

This type of window is hinged on the side, allowing a homeowner to open them with a crank. These windows are great for allowing air into a room, but keeping foul weather out. They are great for bathrooms, kitchens and utility rooms that need extra air.

Slider Windows

As the name suggests, slider windows open by sliding the sash to the side. They tend to be easier to open, making them an excellent choice for those who have health problems that may prevent them from opening or closing a window in a traditional up and down manner.

Bay Windows

Bay windows, also known as bow windows, are great for adding a bit of extra square footage to your home. These windows tend to stick out from the home, generally in three panes, giving you room for a bench or simply more floor space.

There are numerous window types beyond these, including transom windows, arched windows, and of course skylights. If you need replacement windows in Phoenix be sure to contact Dependable Glass. We offer a huge variety of windows of all types, all from brands you know and trust. To learn more, or to request an estimate for new windows in Phoenix, just give us a call at (623) 244-5612 and we'll be happy to chat!


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