How Figure Out Which Windows You Need

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Types of Replacement Windows

Replacement windows come in many different designs, styles and shapes. Choosing the one best suited for you and your home depends on the design style of your house, how and where the window is going to be replaced, and the type of energy performance you need from your windows. Learn more about each window style below as well as the ideal location and use for each one. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to select the style of windows you already have, especially if it doesn’t work for you!

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What are Double-Hung Windows?

Double-hung windows are the most traditional window style available. They are also the most popular. Best suited for window openings where the height is greater than the width, they are ideal choices for walls next to patios, decks & walkways. Cleaning is a breeze with double-hung windows, as both sashes easily open fully and tilt inward.

What are Sliding Windows?

Sliding windows, or gliding, windows boast slim vertical lines for a clean, elegant look – a welcome addition for any architectural style. Ideal for window openings where the width is greater than the height, sliding replacement windows are a great choice for walls near a deck or walkway.

What is a Casement Window?

Awning & Casement windows and casement windows have clean, simple lines that complement the architecture of modern homes well and can update the look of traditional homes. Awning windows work best in openings where the width is greater than the height, and casement windows are best suited for openings where the height is larger than the width. Both types of windows crank outward for ease of opening and cleaning, making them a perfect solution for the space above your kitchen sink.

How Energy Efficient Should I Go?

Glass is the most important choice for your windows, because the type of glass in a window affects the flow of heat in and out of your home, the amount of light that comes through the window and the amount of noise in your home. Pella Windows offer some of the most energy-efficient glass on the market to maximize your comfort and lower your heating and cooling costs.