3 Stylish Window Types To Consider When Revamping Your Home

Whether you're considering replacing your windows because they are worn and inefficient or because you want to revamp the style of your home and improve the aesthetic, choosing new windows can be somewhat overwhelming. They are often considered an investment, and once your windows are installed, you'll likely keep them for many years to come, so it's not uncommon to feel concerned about whether or not you're making the right choice. There are a number of types of windows to choose from, but a few have become very popular due to their stylish design and practicality. Here's an overview of three stylish window types for you to consider:

Sliding Windows

Consisting of at least one fixed sash and at least one moving sash, a sliding window allows you to enjoy the benefits of fresh air in your home without losing any space to a window that either opens inward or outward. These windows are both functional and modern, and the design does not limit the size of window available in this style. Large sliding windows are easy to open and close thanks to their lightweight design, and a simple turn-lock mechanism ensures your windows can't easily be opened from the outside.

Bi-Fold Windows

Bi-fold windows consist of at least two panels that are hinged together to enable them to be opened and closed like a fan. The panels are attached to a runner and operate in a similar way to folding wardrobe o cupboard doors. When bi-fold windows are fully opened they can give the illusion of extending your living space and create a seamless transition between indoors and outdoors, which makes them a popular choice in rooms that are used for entertaining.

Double-Hung Windows

A double-hung window consists of an upper and lower sash that is connected with a horizontal latch across the middle of the pane. Each sash can move up and down inside the frame, so this type of window doesn't protrude when open. They offer a lot of variability when adjusting airflow, which makes them a good option for those who like to have their windows open, but also want to control how much air enters and leaves their home.

For more information about window replacement and your options, consult your local window company. They can show you a range of styles and make recommendations based on how large your rooms are and your lifestyle preferences.