There are so many window styles to choose from that come in wood, fiberglass, and vinyl finishes.
Choosing the right style for your home will depend on your house’s architectural style, neighborhood, and personal preference.
But you don’t need to stick to one window style. Instead, you can mix and match to create a customized design.
Choosing Window Styles for Your Window Replacement Project
When deciding on window styles for your home, there are a few things to consider.
- The architectural style of your house
- The overall aesthetic of your neighborhood
- Colors that compliment your siding
- Areas where you need more light
- Areas that require better ventilation
- Spaces where outward-opening windows could be hazardous
- The best places for operable and non-operable windows
Different Window Styles with Kentucky Home Exteriors
Kentucky Home Exteriors uses Pella wood windows, Marvin fiberglass windows, and Harvey vinyl windows.
Single-hung windows are more energy efficient, but double-hung windows are one of Kentucky’s most popular options for window replacements.
If neither of those window styles suits you, we have several other style options to choose from.
Casement windows are hinged at the side and swing outward.
They offer maximum views and are easy to use and maintain. Because they swing fully open, they provide excellent ventilation and are suitable for moisture-prone areas like bathrooms.
They have a clean and elegant aesthetic, so they work with any home style. The sashes press into the frame when closed, which makes casement windows energy efficient.
Single-hung windows slide up from the bottom while the top stays stationary. They are generally more affordable, which makes them one of the most popular window styles.
Because the window only moves in one direction, fewer operable components can leak air over time. This makes them energy-efficient. They are also fantastic for tight spaces and add light without sacrificing square footage.
Double Hung Windows
Double-hung windows have two sashes capable of sliding up and down. They are very traditional and come in various styles, sizes, colors, and finishes.
Because both the top and bottom can open, they are great for ventilation and letting in natural light. They are also easy to clean and maintain.
Awning windows are hinged at the top and swing out from the bottom. They are attractive, secure, and energy-efficient.
Awning windows open and close easily and sustain less wear and tear due to the opening design. This style is perfect for bathrooms and kitchens.
Sliding windows open horizontally, gliding on a track from one side to the other. They are a great way to bring the outdoors in because the glass panels offer expansive views and lots of light. They are easy to use and low maintenance, with fewer parts than other windows.
Bay and Bow Windows
Bay and bow windows combine fixed and operable windows to create a curve that extends out from the home’s exterior.
They can make a small room look larger and increase the square footage of your home. This makes them a great investment as they add value.
They are also fantastic for making the most of your outside view and offering extra seating or storage.
Picture windows are fixed frames and don’t open. Instead, they are generally large statement windows focusing on natural light and framing the view.
Make a Statement with a Custom or Specialty Window
We make a custom window when you dream of something you can’t find in our standard offering. Custom windows are often specialty windows with unique operations and designs.
For the Best Window Designs, Trust the Professionals
As you can see, we offer a range of window style options suitable for various architectural styles and personal preferences.
So, contact us to explore colors, materials, and designs if you are looking at window styles for your window replacement project.