Types of Windows : Part 1
Though you may be used to seeing one kind of window on most houses, there are actually quite a few types of windows out there. You may have seen more elaborate houses with curved windows or windows making up an entire wall. Every type of window has its name and unique benefits that it offers.
Single Hung Windows
One of the two most common types of windows is the single hung window. This popular window is often found in many a U.S. home. They are simple and only the bottom pane opens vertically. These windows are much more reasonably priced than a double hung window with the same effect of added beauty to the home.
Double Hung Windows
A double hung window is somewhat like the single hung window but with an added feature. As the single hung window only opens from the bottom, the double hung window opens from the top and the bottom sliding vertically. When both the top and bottom window are open the circulation of air in the home is at its peak. Warm air exits through the top and cool air is able to enter through the bottom. These also have the same curb appeal as single hung windows.
A casement window works on a hinge and opens horizontally outwards. Casement windows can come in various designs from a large pane of glass letting in the maximum amount of natural light to mimicking the appealing look of a single or double hung window. Casement windows are some of the most energy-efficient windows due to their ability to seal tighter when air is pushed against them. They are also easier for those who have trouble pushing a window up and down.
Awning windows are smaller windows that open outward from the bottom. These windows are typically used alone when there is need for privacy along with natural light such as in a bathroom. They are also used near the ceiling of basements to let what little natural light is available to come through. These versatile windows can also be added to a picture frame window to add circulation and air flow to an otherwise static window..