Deciding on the Type of Windows You Want in Your Home

Posted on May 15, 2016.

Window replacement

If you've been looking for an affordable way to improve your home's value, window replacement may be just what you need. However, before you go rushing out to the nearest home improvement store, consider what type of windows would best suit your house.

Slider Windows

Sliding windows are available in a wide range of sizes, from small ones that fit well in bathrooms to very large ones that brighten up an entire living room. Sliding windows do exactly what it sounds like they do—slide open from one side to the other. In addition to being an excellent source of light, they are also energy efficient and provide an element of safety. Because they slide open quickly and easily, they are easy to get out of in case of an emergency such as a fire.

Casement and Awning Windows

Casement and awning-style windows are very popular among those who choose to take on a window replacement project. Casement windows open by extending themselves away from your home to let in as little or as much air as you'd like. They are a unique option for anybody hoping to raise home value. Awning windows also extend out from the home, but they open up toward the sky. This type of window was very popular on homes several decades ago and could be considered a way to add a bit of vintage charm to your property. Even better, because of the way they open, awning windows prevent rain from entering your home even when they are open.

Bay Windows

Bay windows are not quite as popular due to the logistics of installing them, but if your home is suited for them, they are a definite way to add beauty and raise value. Their large style allows for plenty of light, so many people even choose to build seats in them for reading or enjoying the landscape.

Once you have decided on a type of window for your project, be sure to speak to professionals in the industry. Attempting to take on window replacement on your own can be dangerous and costly.