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Understanding Replacement Window Styles
If you are considering replacement windows for the first time, some of the terminology may be new, unfamiliar or even confusing.
In this article we explain the names or terms commonly used to describe the different window type.
Double-Hung Replacement Windows
A Double-Hung Replacement Window is actually constructed of two window frames (sashes) that slide vertically up and down in the frame. Double-Hung Windows can open from either the top or the bottom, but they always slide up-and-down “over” the other window. This enables them to remain inside the window frame – so they don’t protrude out either to the exterior or interior of the house (like cranking casement windows do).
Double-hung windows offer the “traditional” window look with optional “grilles” that create a grid pattern over the glass.
Single-Hung Replacement Windows
On a single-hung window, only the bottom part of the window moves up and down – while the top part of the window remains in place.
Single hung windows were once the “standard” type of window in Southern California homes. However double-hung replacement windows are now the most common style of window – because they are easier to clean and because they allow ventilation and airflow from the top or the bottom of the window!
Casement Replacement Windows
Casement Windows are operated by a turn of a crank, to open either outward or inward on hinges. They can be hinged on the left or the right, and typically open outward – although some styles open inward. These have the advantage of being easier to operate via the cranking mechanism than single or double hung windows which must be manually raised or lowered.
Slider Replacement Windows
Slider Replacement Windows have at least one moving window that slides horizontally on a track. The sliding window frame (sash) slides over or past the other window. These are most used to achieve a more modern or contemporary look.
Awning Replacement Windows
Awning Replacement Windows are typically smaller windows that are hinged at the top – swinging open outward to provide ventilation. They are usually installed above, below or alongside a stationary or operating window
Picture Replacement Windows
A picture window refers to a large non-opening window. These replacement windows let in the maximum amount of light, and afford the greatest views of the outside.
Transom Replacement Windows
Transom Replacement Windows are narrow windows that are mounted above a door (or sometimes above another window) to let in more light. Typically transom windows are stationary (non-opening) when they are high above a doorway. However transom windows can also be functioning, to provide fresh air and ventilation.
Stationary Replacement Windows
A stationary window simply refers to any window that does not open. They are great for letting light into a room where ventilation is not needed. They can also be combined with opening windows to create architectural appeal – and can be customized in a variety of configurations and shapes.
Bay windows protrude out from the exterior of a house, creating more interior space. Typically they are a combination of 3 windows with a stationary window in the middle, and matching double-hung or casement windows angled out at 35 degrees on other side. In many cases, a bench, “window seat” or shelf is situated under a bay window.
Bow Replacement Windows
Bow windows also protrude out from the exterior of a house. But while bay windows are typically made of three windows put together with sharp angles, a bow window uses anywhere from four to ten window panels (angled at only about 10 degrees) to create a rounded protrusion.
Costa Mesa’s Best Replacement Windows
As the Costa Mesa area’s replacement window specialists, we have replaced hundreds of old and outdated windows with windows that are more beautiful, more durable and more energy efficient. We will be happy to come to your Costa Mesa or Orange County home, to show you the many different styles, features and price points of replacement windows.
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626