Types of windows
When it comes to new or replacement windows for your home you have a myriad of options and possibilities. Homecraft Windows can help you make sense of all the options. They supply and install new and replacement windows throughout Apex NC, Cary NC, Clayton, Fayetteville, Morrisville and North Carolina.
You have options as to window type. You get various types such as casement windows, single hung windows, double hung windows, awning windows, bay and bow windows, slider windows, fixed windows, picture windows and more.
Casement windows are hinged at the side and open outward in an arc fashion. They are often found over sinks and countertops. They seal well, are thermally efficient and provide good ventilation. They are easy to operate and clean. However, you don’t want to install them in areas where they open over pathways and heavy traffic areas. Casement windows can’t air conditions, storm screens and they have size limitations.
Double hung windows open and close vertically. They are energy efficient, AC and screen friendly, easy to clean and operate. They don’t seal as well as casement windows and provide limited ventilation.
Bay and bow windows are a combination of a fixed central window and side windows. They protrude outwards and can make a room appear bigger. Their aesthetic appeal will add value to just about any home. They also allow a lot of light in.
Fixed picture windows are great for rooms with views. They seal well and are thermally efficient. They are often use in combination with other smaller windows.
You also have options when it comes to add-ons such as Low E coating, tinting, weather proofing, double glazing, triple glazing, grilles, finishes and more. You also have various glass options such as clear glass, impact resistant glass, low E coating and so on.