Sooner or later, your home is going to need new windows. Considering the advancements in energy efficiency and the importance of maintaining your home’s value, it makes sense to explore window options to keep your home updated and performing efficiently. But with all the options available, which is the best for your home?
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What are some popular window styles for the modern Texas home?
With a variety of modern window styles out there to satisfy even the most discerning aesthetics, here’s a brief rundown of options for your home:
1) Single Hung Windows
Single-hung windows are a classic option that looks great in any space. Open and close single-hung windows by raising or lowering the bottom half of the window while the top sash remains fixed. These types of windows are energy efficient and suitable for any room.
2) Double Hung Windows
With the same look as single-hung windows, double-hung windows offer the advantage of sliding open the bottom sash or the top sash. This versatility comes in handy for child and pet-proofing, and they’re also easier to clean than single-hung windows.
3) Casement Windows
If it’s fresh air you’re after, casement windows may be an option for your home. This window style is vertically hinged on either the right or left side, allowing you to fully crank the entire window open outward. Casement windows are a highly preferred option for ventilation and energy efficiency, creating a clean appearance since no horizontal or vertical lock rail obstructs the view.
4) Awning Windows
This window style is also hinged but horizontally across the top of the sash. They’re also operated by a crank, allowing you to open the window outwardly from the frame.
5) Bay & Bow Windows
Want to enjoy the scenery outside? Expand your view of the outdoors with a classic bay window. This style features a series of picture windows installed to create a sort of window “nook” inside your home. However, bow windows add even more versatility to your home. Similar to bay windows, this style features three or more connected windows. Bow windows are different because more windows are used to create a rounded living space inside the room. This design is popular in breakfast nooks and adds a gorgeous focal point to the exterior of your home.
6) Sliding Windows
Sliding windows open by sliding to one side on a track. They’re an excellent alternative to casement windows if opening outwards isn’t practical while letting in plenty of natural light. Slider windows are also more affordable, making them one of the most popular bedroom window styles to meet egress codes.
7) Picture Windows
Picture windows create the most significant open space possible for the most view. Some areas can be combined with operating windows to create a large window group with ventilation and maximum exposure.
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