3 Styles for the Best Replacement Windows

Replacement Windows in Vermont

The best replacement windows deserve the best window styles. Window styles can make an impact on the curb appeal of your Vermont home, but they’re not purely aesthetic. Different window styles offer different kinds of insulation and ventilation. They can add the illusion of space to a small bedroom or brighten up a dim office during a workday. It all depends on what you need and what your style might be.

Picture Windows

Picture windows, or fixed windows, are unique from other window styles in that they aren’t designed to open. These are purely aesthetic, but because they don’t open, they do hope to more securely seal your home. Beyond that, they come in any shape and size, so they’re very versatile. They can fit with both contemporary and classic styles in just about every room. 

The best strategy is to have picture windows placed in the parts of the home that correspond to the best outdoor views. They can help to flood your room with scenery and daylight, without the draft that sometimes accompanies less efficient, non-fixed windows.

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows are by far the most popular style of replacement windows. You see them in just about every house, in Vermont and elsewhere. Double-hung windows are characterized by their two operable sashes. One moves up from the bottom, the other down from the top. Newer models of double-hung replacement windows even have sashes that tilt out, allowing you to clean them more easily. They have the option of quadruple waterstripping, which makes them remarkably energy efficient. Double hung windows are also convenient if you have a window AC unit. Just lift the bottom sash and place the unit in the gap.

Bay or Bow Windows

Bay and bow windows are so similar they’re often lumped into the same category. These replacement windows are made with three or five window panes curved outward in an elegant, classic style that best suits living rooms, bedrooms, or any room that lacks space. Bay and bow windows have wide window ledges which can create a window seat, and their stately appearance can be a big boost to your home’s curb appeal. Placed in front of a part of the house that receives optimal sunlight, they can be a great help in lighting the room during the day, which can save you money on your electric bills. 

These are just a few styles you can choose for your replacement windows. To learn more about window styles and the best replacement windows in Vermont, contact Jancewicz & Son today.

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