In the market for new windows? A Brighter View cleans all types of windows. Whether you’re thinking of adding a bay window to overlook the landscape of your front lawn or a sliding glass door that leads out onto the back patio, we’ll help maintain the crystal clear sheen of your new panes.
If you don’t know where to start looking for new windows, take a gander at our list of different types of windows to see which style best fits the personality of your new home.
Let in more light with a transom window. Transom windows are usually sealed with a latch in the center. Releasing the clasp, you would then push open the window open from the center, and draw both panes in simultaneously to close them. Photo courtesy of Modernize.
You wouldn’t climb through an awning window to escape your home in the event of an emergency, but do to the downward slope of the extended pane, you can leave awning windows open when it rains and still receive a minor amount of ventilation. Photo courtesy of Marvin Windows and Doors.
Sliding windows usually run the height of the wall, to allow the tallest of your family through the door. Or, keep it simple, with a small sliding window above the couch. Add a screen to the sliding window and you can leave it open during the summer, to gain maximum air circulation from your front door to the back porch without worrying about letting those pesky bugs in. Photo courtesy of Jeld Wen Windows and Doors.
These windows typically open at the turn of a crank, opening outward. Casement windows are energy efficient, providing a tight seal when shut closed. Photo courtesy of Aimee Herring.
Skylights work well at the peak of home. This way, sunlight can gather in through the ceiling to shine light upon the varying angles of the room. Photo courtesy of Modernize.
Double-hung windows slide up and down. When opened, they remain seated in the frame without protruding out onto the side of your home. Unlike egress windows, you can add double-hung windows to walls overlooking shrubbery. Photo courtesy of Marvin Windows and Doors.
Picture windows are completely airtight. Add a small picture window to your stairwell and let in some light, or chose your own design for a larger size and gaze out over your manicured lawn from the comfort of your dining room. Photo courtesy of Aimee Herring.
Add floor space by installing a bay window in your living room or child’s room. Create a little nook, perfect for reading by natural sunlight or for stargazing on cloudless nights. Photo courtesy of Modernize.
Storm windows are essential for those particularly months where inclement weather is imminent. They are installed to cover your standard windows to prevent damage from heavy rainfall. They also help keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Photo courtesy of Modernize.
If you find you’re in the basement working on a project or just doing your weekly laundry duty, you may want to consider installing egress windows. When open, they help bring in the breeze and increase air circulation in an otherwise musty basement. Photo courtesy of Modernize.