Residential Windows Replacement
Purchasing new window(s) for your home can be overwhelming if you aren’t familiar with all of your choices. Residential windows differ in construction, how they open, purpose, and maintenance needs. Here is a brief summary of the various forms of residential windows:
This kind of window is created from two window sections: one that slides on a track and one that’s stationary. Screens are often added to either the outer or inner part of the window unit. The straightforward appearance and practicality of sliding windows make them a popular choice for many different types of residential spaces.
This side-hinged window incorporates a crank device for opening and closing. Casement windows are airtight when closed, so they are often more energy efficient than other types of windows. These types of residential windows are also convenient for hard to reach areas such as over sinks or in higher locations.
This top-hinging style of window opens out and works well for encouraging ventilation without exposing your home to the elements. Awning windows are often installed in basements for extra ventilation. They are also often used in combination with other windows to add light and visual interest.
Hopper window units are similar to awning windows. They are hinged at the bottom and open inward. Hopper windows are often found in retail establishments as well as in residential buildings. If you are unable to accommodate windows that open out, then a hopper type window is your best choice.
Bay windows expand the view from your home and offer the illusion of increased space. Bay windows are created from one fixed window in the center flanked by two or more venting windows. This type of window is perfect for living and dining rooms.
Double-hung Residential Windows
Double-hung windows have two vertical sliding sections that can be either be opened from the bottom or the top section. These types of residential windows are a popular choice for bedrooms.
Picture windows are a nice way to add an architectural accent to your home. Although these windows don’t open or close, they can be custom-made to your specifications.
Upgrading or repairing your residential windows can add value and style to your home. Whatever type of residential windows you need for your home, Dan’s Glass can help you with installation or repair. If you have any questions about residential glass solutions, feel free to contact Dan’s Glass at (925) 827-4173.