When some homeowners think of windows, they think of the classic, double-hung window that slides up and down. However, when considering replacement windows or new construction, you will probably discover that you will need a few different types or styles.
Some window styles are more suitable for capturing light or fresh air, while others lend themselves well to designing interesting configurations using multiple windows. It all depends on the homeowners’ preference, as well as what their home requires.
At New York Sash, we offer a variety of window styles for you to choose from, because we know, no two windows are alike:
Double hung windows have two operable sashes which move vertically in the frame and are the most popular choice among homeowners due to their traditional look and easy access, which makes them perfect for any room in the house, especially smaller rooms or next to walkways, porches or patios where you don’t want a window to protrude.
Bay windows (pictured right) are created when two or more individual windows are joined side by side which project away from the wall on which it is installed. Bay windows are commonly used to provide the illusion of a larger room.
A bow window is a rounded bay window that projects from a wall in the shape of an arc. Their dramatic extension from a home adds an architectural accent that adds to an exterior wall. Plus, they can be flanked with casement or single hung windows for ventilation and additional light.
A picture window is a large fixed window. A picture window gets its name because it is designed to provide a “portrait-like” view of your surroundings, acting as a picture frame for the scenery outside.
Awning windows have one or more sash that rotate about it’s top hinge and projects outward and generally open with a hand crank. Screens are on the inside of the window, where they’re more protected from the elements.
Casement windows are hinged and open from the side, often called a “crank” window. A conventional casement window has a sash that projects outward. If you’re installing windows over a sink, counter top or appliance, a casement window with a crank can be the perfect solution.
Slider windows use a tandem roller system to easily slide the window open from side to side. Some people find slider windows easier and faster to open than crank-style awning or casement windows.
The hopper window is basically a casement window flipped on its side. Usually with one sash that projects inward, allowing for maximum ventilation – very popular for basements.