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Window Style Guide

A window replacement project is a great opportunity to update the look and feel of your home. Most homeowners opt to replace their house windows when their old windows are deteriorating, drafty, or otherwise past their prime, but this doesn’t mean they have to stick with the window styles they originally had. In fact, most builder-grade windows are standard, single-hung windows that don’t do much to impact the home’s design. However, there are plenty of other great window styles to consider, and some of them may be a better option to meet your goals and preferences. Here’s an overview of some of the most popular window styles you’ll have to choose from.

Double-Hung Windows

An enhanced version of the traditional single-hung window, double-hung windows can offer a great upgrade for your home. Instead of a single operable sash, both the upper and lower sashes are operable, allowing you to open the window from the top, bottom, or both ends at the same time. This offers a better variety of ventilation options for your home while still providing the classic aesthetics of the traditional single-hung window. This versatile window style has a space-efficient design, so it works well in just about any room in your house.

Casement Windows

If your goal is to maximize ventilation or improve ease of use, casement windows will suit your needs beautifully. These windows feature hinges on one side and swing outward to open like a door, allowing the entire window to be open at once. Casement windows are therefore ideal in small bathrooms and other areas where you’d like to maximize airflow. These windows feature an easy-to-use lever or hand crank to open and close the window without having to reach, lift, or strain yourself, making them a great option over kitchen sinks and in other areas that are slightly harder to reach or access.

Slider or Glider Windows

Glider windows, also called slider windows, feature window sashes that slide horizontally, as opposed to the vertical operation of a double-hung window. Slider windows are available in a variety of configurations to suit your preferences and are well-suited for larger window openings where you’d like to let in plenty of sunlight.

Awning Windows

Awning windows feature hinges along the top edge of the window so that the window sash becomes an awning when it swings outward to open. These windows are ideal for placing higher along walls and can allow for ventilation even when it’s lightly raining outside.

Bay Windows

Bay windows can provide a stunning showpiece for your home, featuring dimensional interest and letting in plenty of sunlight as well. These windows feature a large central window that projects outside of the bounds of your home’s exterior and is flanked by two smaller windows that can open and close. These windows require more space but can allow sunlight to enter from multiple angles and create plenty of visual interest for your home as well.

Explore Your Window Options with Nordine Remodeling

If you’re interested in exploring different window styles for your home, turn to the professionals at Nordine Remodeling. We are pleased to be the window contractor you can rely on to install replacement windows on your home in the Bloomington-Normal area, and we’d be happy to provide you with top-of-the-line window styles and professional installation services that meet your needs. Contact us today to learn more about the window styles we offer.