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Four Common Types of Replacement Windows

1/25/2014 8:01:37 AM

Are you looking for replacement windows for your home or business, but unsure what is on the market? If this is your first time shopping for windows or you haven’t shopped for windows in many years, the replacement window market is a lot more diverse than many people think. There are hundreds of window selections out there, so we’d like to help you out. Below are four of the most commonly installed types of replacement windows on the market: 

  • Double Hung Windowsdouble hung windows are by far the most popular type of replacement window on the market today. Double hung windows make up more than 80 percent of the replacement windows sold in the U.S. today. Available in wood, vinyl, and fiberglass, their versatility, familiar style, and affordability have made them the popular choice for builders, homeowners, and business owners alike.
  • Casement Windows – casement windows open with crank that pivots out to the outside. They give you a full opening so you can clean both sides of the window easily. They offer more expansive views than double hung windows, making them great for rooms that you would like to receive a lot of natural light.
  • Awning Windows – awning windows are a popular choice because of their versatility. Awning windows are excellent whether installed as a standalone window or a complementary window. Awning windows open outward from a top hinge forming a natural awning shape, hence the name. Since they create an awning when open, these windows can be left open during inclement weather, allowing for ventilation at any time. Many people will pair awning windows with casement windows or over doors to allow for room ventilation without compromising safety or privacy.
  • Sliding Windows – sliding windows operate side to side and are available in two and three panel configurations. In a three panel configuration, the center panel is fixed and the panels on either side slide open. Sliding windows are a popular replacement window choice because they can be easily opened, making them ideal for tight or hard to reach spaces.
If you want to learn more about these types of replacement windows or schedule a window replacement consultation, contact us directly, or visit our dealer locator to find a certified Weather Shield window dealer in your area.

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