A Wide Variety of Window Styles
You are most likely looking to do a one for one replacement of your windows. You might already know that you have decisions to make about how maintenance free and how energy efficient you want your windows to be. But don't stop there. Rethink your home and it's look and feel. It is totally possible to change the style of your windows to update the look. You can even alter the size and shape of the windows including moving windows. Now when you are doing a window replacement is the time to consider these options. Emerald State are not just window installers, we are also general contractors. We can show you options you have never thought about that will open your eyes.
Below are some of the options you have for new windows. We can show you your options in the convenience of your home. Just give us a call.
Double Hung Windows
A double hung window is a window where both sashes (a sash is the part of the window that holds the glass in place) move up and down independently. Double hung windows are nice because they can be adjusted so there can be airflow from the top of the window and the bottom, both. Double hung windows are the most popular style of window in the United States.
Single Hung Windows
A single hung window is a window where only the bottom sash (a sash is the part of the window that holds the glass in place) moves up and down. Single hung windows look almost identical to double hung windows. They are nice because they have less moving parts, are easier to build, and seal better.
Casement windows are great when windows are hard to reach. Casement windows have sashes that are hinged. A crank mechanism swings the window sash on its hinges to the outside of the house. With casement windows the bug screen has to be on the inside of the window requiring the screen to be removed for cleaning the inside.
Sliding windows are single/double hung windows placed on their side! Each sash slides on a rail left and right. Either one sash is moveable or both are. Sliding windows are particularly attractive for wider/larger windows for two reasons. First the heavier sash is more easily slid than lifted. Second, the lack of a horizontal frame piece can be more attractive on a large window.