Different Types of Replacement Windows

Different Types of Replacement Windows

Choosing replacement windows over brand new and custom windows is an efficient way to renovate your home. Not only are replacement windows more cost-effective, they’re also very easy to install. Nevertheless, replacement windows come in various styles and each one has its own price point. Because of this, many homeowners are having trouble selecting the right replacement windows for their homes.

Fortunately, your search can be made easier if you familiarize yourself with the different types of replacement windows available and their costs.

Awning and Casement Windows

Awning and casement windows can be fully opened so they allow more air to flow into your property. These types of replacement windows also provide better views of the outdoors since the window panes aren’t encumbered by hardware. Though most awning windows may be smaller than casement windows, they share a similar build because both casement and awning windows are operated with a crank system that pivots the windows smoothly on top-mounted steel hinges.

Awning and casement windows are a bit pricier than single-hung or slider windows but they’re also more elegant than other window styles.

Bay and Bow Windows

Bay windows and bow windows may look the same but they’re both unique from each other. Bay windows consist of three windows of varying widths that extend your property in a dramatic fashion. Bow windows, on the other hand, are comprised of three or more windows that are joined together to create a curve.

Bay and bow windows are designed to add an architectural touch to any home and can make properties look bigger. As such, these windows also cost more. However, thanks to their impeccable design, they have a higher resale value than traditional windows.

Double Hung Windows

Double hung windows are some of the most popular windows to date. Their classic look and functionality make double-hung windows more versatile than single-hung windows. Double hung replacement windows also provide better ventilation as air can enter through the top and bottom of the windows. Double-hung windows are more expensive than single-hung windows but they’re still more affordable than other replacement windows.

Garden Windows

Garden windows protrude out from the home and provide added space for shelves and organizing purposes. This allows homeowners to improve their property’s aesthetic appeal by placing potted plants and other decorations on the windows. Most garden windows don’t open. However, they do have vents located on their sides to let a bit of fresh air inside the building.

A garden window may be more expensive than a few other replacement windows, but it’s usually placed in only one room like the kitchen - and since it provides extra space for plants, decor or anything you want to use it for, homeowners usually don't mind the price difference.

Picture Windows

Picture windows don’t operate like other windows. Not only are they large but they also can’t open. Picture windows provide massive unobstructed views of the outdoors, natural light and they are very customizable. Installing picture windows in the living room or any room that faces the yard or water feature is highly recommended so you can always see your beautiful outdoor surroundings.

Picture windows can be expensive but they’re cheap for their size. This is because picture windows don’t need any locks or hinges, making them more cost-effective to manufacture.

Slider Windows

Slider windows open horizontally and are built to slide across the railing – making them easy to operate. Slider windows are also very versatile and attractive, so they can suit a variety of home styles. Plus, they cost just as much as double-hung windows, making sliding windows affordable yet beautiful additions to your property.

Don’t hesitate to contact Paradise Home Improvement for help when choosing your new or replacement windows. Our company has been in the home improvement business for many years and we are an authorized dealer and distributor of The Paradise Super Window™.

If you’re interested in any of our home improvement services, give us a call at 844-261-5252 and our friendly operators will schedule a free estimate at your earliest convenience. We serve properties in South Carolina and Michigan.