There are several different replacement windows to consider when you are updating your home. The styles of replacement windows usually vary to fit with the style of the home architecture. Some of the most popular styles of replacement windows include casement windows, sliders, double hung windows, bay windows, bow windows, garden windows, and skylights.
Casement windows normally consist of one or two panes and are hinged on one side. They are opened by rotating a crank and generally only open 15 to 30 degrees, which is enough to let in light, but not much else. Slider windows consist of two offset sashes and operate much like a sliding glass door. Double hung windows allow air to flow either from the top or the bottom of the window. They consist of two offset slashes that move vertically.
You would normally see bay windows in the living rooms or other formal areas of the home. They are three sided window arrangements that extend from the exterior wall of the house. Such windows allow a room to feel larger and also offer a little extra space for seating and more.
Bow windows are somewhat similar to bay windows in that they project from the exterior of a home. The difference is that a bow window consists of a series of windows with each sash set at an angle, so that the window curves gracefully outward.
To replace an older kitchen window, many people choose garden windows. Like the bay window and the bow window, these windows also extend from the face of the house. However, they are much smaller than bay windows and bow windows. Many homeowners place their potted plants in garden windows achieving the effect of a mini garden indoors.
Skylights are set in the roof of a home and provide direct lighting from the outside. They are often used to improve the lighting in rooms that are naturally dim and include weather tight seals to keep out the elements.
Each of these options has recently become available in the popular upvc windows style. Upvc windows are now available in such a wide array of styles and colors that they do not detract from the style and architecture of the home, as many homeowners complained they did when they were first introduced to the market.
Double glazing upvc windows are a popular option with homeowners