Replacement Window Styles
There are a number of replacement window styles to choose from in San Diego. Glass windows are either operable (can open) or inoperable (can’t open). Windows are comprised of at least one sash, which is a glass sheet that has vertical stiles and horizontal rails. A pane is an individual sheet of a glass framed in the window. Furthermore, glazing is a term used for the glass in a home window or the procedure of adjusting the glass into the framework.
Different Types of Replacement Windows
When choosing the best window styles for your home, you will need to think about your budget, your home’s style, and exactly how you want the windows to look. Consider the value of ventilation, personal privacy, security, and simple maintenance as well. All of these things matter because you need to be able to install and maintain your new windows on a comfortable budget. Make a decision about whether you want to highlight the windows as decoration or have them serve a more practical purpose. Considering all of these factors, here are some of the popular replacement window styles you can choose from.
Double-hung replacement windows have a classic look. They typically have operable top and bottom sashes. Lowering the top sash and raising the bottom sash will allow warm air to escape, while cooler air can stream in through the bottom. Many double-hung windows include sashes that tilt inward, making the job of cleaning the exterior glass surfaces from inside your home effortless. This feature is especially valuable if the windows are on a 2nd or 3rd story.
Single-Hung Window Installment
Single-hung windows look just like double-hung windows; however, only the bottom sash is operable. Much like double-hung windows, some models have the ability to pivot the bottom sash inward to allow easy cleaning of the exterior glass.
Another popular choice among all of these window styles are accent windows. Accent windows can be purchased in a typical rectangular design or in a more aesthetic variety, such as an octagon. These windows are usually inoperable and do not allow ventilation.
Glass block Windows
Glass block windows are made of individual blocks. They are heavy, shatter-resistant, and provide privacy, while still allowing light into the home. Glass block windows are inoperable; however, many have an integral vent that can be tilted for ventilation. These window styles are also available with a wall plug for a clothes dryer ventilation hose, which is made for a laundry room.
Sliding Window Installment
Sliding windows have a number of sections that move horizontally, allowing half of the windows to open for airflow. They are easy to set up and offer great ventilation.
Basement Hopper Windows
Basement hopper windows have hinges on the bottom and open from the top, providing excellent airflow for a cellar. These window styles are typically positioned low on an external basement wall.
All of these replacement window styles show how many different window styles are available for your house. Crawford Contracting provides the best quality replacement window styles and offers window installation in all of San Diego County. Choose your replacement window styles wisely! If you need help, just give us a call!