Topping off a home remodeling project with a set of replacement windows is a good plan to consider. Nowadays, many homeowners prefer modern styles for their homes, and there are also many others who still opt for traditional designs. But regardless of window choices, the common goal for window replacement projects is to improve curb appeal and increase property value.

Window Styles


When choosing the best window styles for your home, there are many factors to keep in mind, such as price, availability, energy efficiency and function. And since there are many types of windows available on the market, you can have an easier time selecting windows if you first determine what kind of window you want or need for your home.


Today, we share some of the most popular window styles that you might want to consider for your property.

Casement Windows

Casements are one of the most common window types found in homes. They are fixed with hinges at the top and bottom, and one side is stationary while the other opens either outward or inward.


These windows are sturdy and efficient, and they are suitable for most architectural styles. However, keep in mind that casement windows may be damaged by strong winds when they are fully extended. They are also not a great option for egress or escape windows due to their narrow design.


Why You Should Get Them:


  • They are good in sealing rooms and can effectively prevent drafts since they tightly lock into the frame.

  • They’re good for your home’s security. Thanks to their narrow opening, they can do a good job of deterring intruders.

  • They’re great at directing air into a room. They can catch the breeze and blow it inward.

Awning Windows 

Awning windows are similar to how casements work, except they open at a certain angle, typically upwards. The top edge is fixed in place while the bottom pivots outward and upwards. Awning windows are commonly installed in low areas like basements, and they’re also a popular choice in regions with wet climates. These windows work great in tight spaces or if you want to be able to open your window even when it’s raining. Awnings, however, don’t take in as much air compared to casement windows.


Why You Should Get Them:


  • They can prevent intruders from entering your home.

  • They’re great for areas that frequently experience rainfall since the glass can divert water away from the opening. 

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows are designed with two large sashes that slide upwards or downwards within vertical tracks. Older designs of double-hung windows have weights hidden inside wall pockets (behind case moldings), serving as counterbalances. Modern designs, however, use springs as counterbalances. These springs are hidden within the side tracks.


Double-hung windows are best for homes that have traditional designs. In some cases, home improvement experts may recommend single-hung windows.


What’s the difference between these two types of windows? Double-hung windows can move both their sashes, allowing for better airflow and ventilation. Single-hung windows, on the other hand, have fixed upper sashes and can only move the lower sash. Both window types are good choices and suit most households.


Although double-hung windows are generally reliable and durable, they can be a security risk if the openings are too large. Their counterbalance springs may also wear out faster than expected, so frequent maintenance may be required.


Furthermore, some families with young children consider the lower sash of double-hung windows a safety hazard. When it’s placed lower than the recommended height, the opening of the window could be easily accessible for kids.


Why You Should Get Them:


  • They are one of the most affordable and widely available window types.

  • Their tracks don’t accumulate much dirt since they are vertical.

  • They’re easy to clean and maintain.

  • They’re easy to operate.

Fixed Windows

Fixed windows cannot open or close, and they are typically oriented towards views of the cityscape or the surrounding area. The most common example of this window type is picture windows, which are usually meant to frame an outdoor view. These windows are commonly installed in office spaces and living spaces since they provide a good amount of natural lighting. Fixed windows aren’t a great choice for ventilation since they can’t be opened to let the outside air blow through the room. Furthermore, with the wrong placement and orientation, these windows could allow too much heat into your home.


Why You Should Get Them:


  • They are permanently sealed, so they can be energy-efficient, especially in homes that frequently rely on air conditioning.

  • They have simple designs that allow them to easily fit any kind of architecture.

  • They’re usually more affordable than windows with mechanical functions.

Skylights and Roof Windows

Skylights are fixed windows installed on the roofline to provide natural lighting in tight spaces. Roof windows, on the other hand, can be opened and closed for ventilation purposes. These types of windows are best installed in rooms on the top floor. They’re also ideal for attic spaces where wall space for conventional windows is limited. Although they’re quite helpful in providing lighting and ventilation, these windows tend to get worn out due to their exposure to the elements. This makes their lifespan shorter than other windows. When installing skylights or roof windows, make sure to hire qualified professionals so that you can avoid errors like cutting into your roof.


Why You Should Get Them:


  • They provide natural lighting and ventilation to attics and second-story spaces.

  • They’re helpful in venting out heat during the summer.

  • They can trap heat from the sun during winter.

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Get the best deals for your window installation, remodeling and roofing projects with AllPoint Construction! We are a family-owned business that provides world-class craftsmanship, and we also offer different financing options to meet varying needs. You can count on our team to listen to your needs and meet your expectations. Call us at (734) 407-7110, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.