Replacement Window Style Guide

Nov 27, 2017

When considering updating your home’s windows there is definitely a lot to consider. No matter what window style you choose, you need to make sure you choose a reputable window company to do business with. A company that only puts their name on the highest quality, most energy efficient replacement windows. Since 1945, Wheaton Door and Windows has been providing our customers with the highest quality, most energy efficient, money saving windows in the industry. Here at Wheaton, we carry a large selection of energy efficient replacement windows including, Double Hung, Casement, Bay, Bow, Garden, etc. We want to take the hassle out of buying new, energy efficient replacement windows so we’ve put this list together to make things as easy as possible for you. Here, you will find out all about different Replacement Window styles and how each can complement your home. Here are some of the most popular styles.

Double Hung Windows: Composed of an upper and lower sash that can be moved up and down independently. This style is very versatile and complements several exterior styles especially Colonials and classic-style homes. Casement/Awning Windows: Mid-20th Century Design. Composed of a single sash that’s hinged and cranks open and shut. The difference in these two windows is that Casements have the hinge on the left or right; an awning window is a casement set on its side, with the hinge at the top. Both work well with Contemporary/modern homes as well as Ranch style homes. Horizontal slider windows: Mid Century design. Operate like single hung and double hung windows but slide horizontally. These windows complement homes with sleek and ultra-modern/contemporary designs. Picture Windows: Capture the outside view. Works well with many home styles except where specific architecture must be followed like Victorian homes or mid-century ranch style homes. These windows provide lots of natural light and beautiful views from the comforts of your home. Bay/Bow windows: Constructed of a series of double hung, casement or fixed (picture) windows set side by side. A bay window configuration requires a larger window flanked on each side by a narrower window, each set at an angle. The center and side windows can be fixed, double hung or casement. A bow window is configured of four or more windows of equal size set at angles to create a gradually arched projection. As with a bay window, the individual bow components can be fixed, double hung or casement. Bay/ bow windows work well with pretty much any style home. Very versatile.

Whichever window style speaks to you, we want you to know that we would love to do business with you. Whatever style you choose, if it has the Wheaton name on it, it will be extremely high quality and as energy efficient as they come!