There is an incredible range of home windows available to suit nearly any function and personal aesthetic choice.
Different styles of windows provide different opening areas, which will vary in importance for individual needs. Larger opening areas will increase ventilation opportunities while smaller openings will provide improved security.
It’s also useful to consider energy efficient styles and maintenance needs when making your home window selection. Awning windows generally have lower air leakage rates than sliding windows, therefore increasing their energy efficiency. In contrast sliding windows are an easy to maintain option only requiring an occasional clean of the tracks and glass.
You may find that you need different window styles throughout your home depending on design preferences, the direction that your windows face and your local climate.
These windows slide open horizontally, can feature two or more sashes and offer a nice clear opening for good ventilation.
Awning windows are hinged at the top, and open outward. These come in a variety of different shapes and configurations and are good for wet weather.
Casement windows are hinged at the sides and open outward, with screens on the inside – and they offer some ventilation advantages in some situations.
Double hung windows
Double hung windows open vertically. Both sashes of the window normally slide, and screens can be installed outside of the window frame.
Two or more panels folding onto themselves – concertina style to create a large unobscured opening (great for serveries).
Open up your kitchen window with a 3 panel stacker window. With all panels sliding to one end, this creates almost a two thirds opening which is great for a servery style window. The great benefit is that they also accept sliding fly screens so this option is not only practical, but a much cheaper option than a bi-fold.
The bay window replacement can be a direct new for old option or a new configuration optimising glass spans to modernise this popular window style.