Every home features its own unique set of needs that is why there’s never a singular window design for all homes. Windows let natural light to flood your rooms throughout the day and let in the air to keep it dry and fresh. Also, your windows help define the style of your home whether it is modern or traditional. You can customize nearly any window to go well with your changing needs and tastes. Are you in the market searching for Edmonton homes for sale? Are you looking to upgrade or renovate your existing house? Either way, you shouldn’t underestimate the impact that the right windows have on the look, feel, and comfort of your home.
These are hinged on top and open outward, allowing ventilation without allowing in falling leaves or rain. Screens are on the inside part of the window, where they are more shielded from the outside weather. Awning windows are usually meant for basements since they can be installed high on the wall and easily function with a turn of the handle.
It is a narrow window that may either be mounted above a window or door to allow more air or non-operating (stationary).
Stationary windows do not open; however, they can be customized in almost any shape or angle you prefer. They are usually found in traditional or modern-style houses along with operating windows.
These are hinged at the side and open outwards similar to a door. They resemble a picture window since unlike sliding or double hung windows, casement windows have no rail. Some casement windows are just pushed open; however, most feature a hand crank. Screens are put on the inside of the window, where they are more shielded from the outside weather. In case you are installing windows over a sink, appliance or countertop, a casement window with a crank might be the best option.
These windows have 2 sashes, which slide vertically up and down in the frame. Double-hung windows can open wide from either the bottom or top; however, they remain inside the frame, so they do not protrude out to the interior or exterior of the home. Only the bottom part of the window functions on a single-hung window, while the top part remains stationary.
They are fixed windows that do not open. They are often fitted in hard to reach areas to allow in light. For clear views where ventilation is not a problem, picture windows are perfect. They create a portrait-like space on walls, thus the word “picture” in their name.
These windows usually open with the sash sliding right or left. Some people find such windows faster and easy to open compared to crank-style windows. Horizontal sliders are a great option for rooms facing patios, walkways or porches. Horizontal sliders are popular for modern style homes and are also preferred for satisfying bedroom egress needs. In a double slider, both sashes open, while in a single slider, one sash slides to open. Double sliders are excellent for offering air circulation, especially if there is just one window in the room.
Usually, bay or bow windows offer you more interior space, since they stick out from the exterior of the siding of the home. They are a combination of windows usually with a stationary window in the center flanked by either casements or double-hung windows.
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