How to Choose the Right Window Style for Your Home

Buying a house is not the end, but turning it into a comfortable home is important. Windows are the least thought about, but no home would be complete without windows. They provide natural light, warmth, ventilation and can help define the style of your home. Before purchasing windows check your options and see what suits your home and your needs. Here is a guide to help you: 

Single Hung and Double Hung Windows-A double hung window has two sashes/panels which slide up or down and can open either from top or bottom. Most manufactures make these windows so that the panels tilt for cleaning from inside without going out. Single panel, is where the upper panel of the double panel is fixed and can be only cleaned from the outside. 

Single Hung and Double Hung Windows

Casement-These are the out-swinging windows which open to the outside. Picture window is a fixed window, which is large and acts as a frame of sorts for the picture of the outdoors.

Casement Window

Fixed-Window which cannot be opened and its only function is to allow light to come in. 

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