There is never a need to have an excuse to replace your windows. You could be wanting to sell your home, upgrade the windows more fitting to your liking after moving, as well as wanting to simply upgrade for energy efficiency. Whether you are replacing or wanting to select windows for your own custom home during the construction process, there are a number of options that you have. In fact, replacing your windows yields one of the highest returns on investment and can considerably lower your monthly energy bills. Today, we at Dan’s Enterprises would like to discuss the options of window styles available to you.
Types of Windows & Names
Arched or Round Top Windows: Installed above another window type for appearances or extra light, an arched window also be stationary. Generally, round windows are always stationary. Where the wall space is limited, they are primarily installed in hallways for decorative purposes or in attic rooms.
Large Awning Windows: These windows are typically installed on top of a picture window for extra ventilation, but can be easily installed as their own. Best used in cooler climates like Michigan because this windows us one of the most airtight windows, additionally, it offers protection from the weather while open. Awning window is fairly versatile in placement as well and can be installed in most rooms.
Bay Windows: Positioned to create an alcove that protrudes out of the room, a bay window consists of 3 or 4 windows, usually found in living rooms. Not only flooding the room with light they are designed to a decorative focal point. They help make a room appear larger by creating extra floor space or a large window ledge in the room.
Bifold Windows: In the closed position, bi-fold windows aesthetically are similar to sliding windows but have a few differences as far as function. They fold together and slide to the side because they are joined by a hinge and when opened. These windows are beneficial as they do not obstruct any views and offer plenty of ventilation.
Casement or Hinged Windows: A single pane of glass surrounded by a frame that opens on a hinge is either known as a hinged or casement window. Easy to open, energy efficient, and provide great ventilation; casement windows are the most popular among homeowners. Stationary window with the option for ventilation and a fire escape; you can install casement windows in most rooms.
Double or Single Hung Windows: Another popular choice is the single hung windows. Inexpensive and provide a good insulation; and if ventilation is important the double hung window is the better choice. Making them easier to clean, double hung windows can slide open from the top and the bottom.
Egress Windows: Typically installed in basements, egress windows are designed to let in as much light as possible and to provide a fire exit.
Garden Windows: Green thumbs who love planting will love this window option. Like mini bay windows with a glass roof, these windows will emulate a greenhouse. Creating a large window ledge for plants, they protrude out of the wall, into the garden.
Custom Glass Block Windows: One of the most stylish ways to invite natural light into your home, glass blocks are extremely functional as they increase security to basements and privacy to bathrooms.
Residential Skylight Windows: A necessity to some homes, a luxury to others, the skylights can be installed onto slanted or flat roofs to provide extra light without taking up wall space. Most models are either stationary or manually vented. The vented models will open like a casement or an awning window.
Sliding Windows: Much like a hung window, the sliding window slides open. Because they can be installed over countertops, sliding windows are a common choice in kitchens.
Fixed Picture Windows: Stationary windows are windows that are fixed. They are an inexpensive way to flood your room with natural light; usually installed in rooms that already contain windows with openings.
Transom Windows: Transom windows are an ideal way to add extra natural light with minimal space, and are usually installed over doorways.
Glass & Mirror Products & Services in Canton, Taylor, Garden City, Farmington Hills, Ypsilanti & Wayne County, Michigan
No matter which window suits your tastes and home’s needs, Dan’s Enterprises is readily available for all your glass installation, replacement, repair and more. Contact us at (734) 595-3232 to discuss your next glass or mirror project.