Both new and veteran homeowners alike are often floored with the large number of options when it comes to replacement windows. So many different choices can be stressful. If you’re about to embark on a window replacement for your Houston, TX home, you should learn more about the different types of windows before you start shopping. This way you’ll be better prepared to find the best windows for you and your home, and won’t be overwhelmed by the sheer number of options.   

There are many different kinds of windows, but some are more common than others. Some of the most popular options are:  

  • Double Hung Windows – Double hung windows have both an upper and lower sash that easily slides past each other. The single frame design makes them easy to open, close and clean. Double hung windows offer a lot of benefits such as: 
    • Easy control over air circulation as you can open the top or bottom sash, or both  
    • Quick cleaning with tilting and removable sashes 
    • Durable construction stands up to heavy winds and rains  
    • Versatile design options with upper or lower screens 
    • Energy efficiency with double or triple glass panes 
  • Bay Windows – A bay window is a window with at least three panes, or sections, that angle out away from your home to create an alcove or bay. Bay windows generally have benches or storage units for added functionality. Bay windows are great because they: 
    • Let in tons of natural light due to their size  
    • Increase your home’s value  
    • Give the room a larger appearance with the increased usable space and external protrusion 
    • Lowered energy costs with new glass and frame innovations 
  • Sliding Windows – Sliding window are quite common as they are easy to use and install. Made up of two or more glass panes that sit side-by-side, sliding windows function just like a sliding door. Either pane moves horizontally to open the window. Sliding windows offer benefits like: 
    • Quick and easy maintenance with their efficient opening design 
    • User friendly operation 
    • Wide glass footprints let in lots of extra light and air 
  • Casement Windows – These windows open outward or inward similar to a door as they are built with hinges or pivots on their vertical sides. Casement windows are great for: 
    • Energy efficiency 
    • Security  
    • Ease of use  
    • Modern home look  

These are just a few of the most common kinds of windows often chosen for a window replacement. If you want to learn more about one of these kinds of windows, or have questions about windows not listed here, contact Custom Windows of Texas. We have years of Houston, TX window replacement experience and would love to help you in any way we can. Please visit us at 1291 N Post Oak Rd #100 Houston, TX 77055, or give us a call at (713) 864-2747 to learn more or to schedule a consultation.