Window Replacement Types

Below are some of the most common window types that we install, each with their own style and benefits.


Due to the low cost and high versatility, the single hung window is the most popular window to date. With the single hung window you can get a significant amount of light in, yet still save on space as this traditional style sash operable window opens without using any interior or exterior space. The Single Hung window is a classic style that features a movable bottom panel that slides vertically while the top sash stays stationary. The moveable bottom panel also tilts inward for easy cleaning of the exterior pane. Single hung window also provides a substantial opening to offer maximum ventilation.


Double-Hung Windows feature movable top and bottom sashes (or panels) that slide open and closed vertically. Both sashes may be opened simultaneously to create a natural convection, allowing cool air to flow in through the bottom and hot air to escape out the top. Additionally, both sashes tilt inward for easy cleaning of exterior panes. Similar to the single-hung style, Double-Hung Windows also admit a significant amount of natural light into the home and provide a wide opening for maximum ventilation.


A Horizontal slider window is a versatile window with sashes positioned side by side with a slight overlap, very similar to the sliding door system. Tracks are built into the top and bottom of the frame to allow the window to be opened and closed horizontally. Horizontal sliders offer 2-lite and 3-lite configurations (where one or two panels may open), and many feature removable operating panels for easy clean.


Casement Windows offer a sophisticated design with maximum ventilation and uninterrupted vertical views. This single-panel window is hinged on the right- or left-hand side and can be opened by turning a handle. When opened, the panel swings outward (similar to a door) to allow air in.


Picture Windows can be used as a stand-alone or companion window to add visual interest or capture a view. These windows are fixed (non-operable) and typically let in the maximum amount of light, as they tend to be the largest window installed. Picture Windows are often complemented by an architectural-style window above or casement, single-hung or double-hung windows on each side. Picture Windows may also come in a variety of shapes such as square, rectangle, half round, quarter round, circle, oval, elliptical, octagon, hexagon, trapezoid, eyebrow, triangle and peak pentagon.


Awning replacement windows are generally opened with a hand crank and are hinged at the top to open outward. The name stems from the fact that the glass shields the opening like an awning, enabling ventilation throughout any type of weather.

Additionally if opening a window requires a reach such as over a kitchen sink or counter, awning replacement windows are an appropriate choice. In addition to the functionality, they create ideal aesthetic accents above or below picture windows, which presents an opportunity to be placed in nearly any style of home. They are also frequently used in bathrooms with unique or textured glass.


Also known as “Architectural” or “Designer” Windows and can be used as a standalone or companion window. In architecture, a transom is a transverse horizontal structural beam or bar, or a crosspiece separating a door from a window above it. This style of window is non-operable and is often implemented to let more light in, complement larger windows, add visual interest or facilitate a view.

These types of windows are available in a variety of shapes including; picture, quarter circle, half circle, full circle, fan, squares, oval, elliptical, gothic, eyebrow, pentagon, peak pentagon, arch, trapezoid, triangle, octagon and hexagon.


Bay windows are designed to give you a place to sit and enjoy the outdoor scenery. These windows have great sources of light. They are also a great touch to any room. The windows are three projection windows with a fixed picture window in the center. They feature a deep inside, which makes a great seating area to go along with your home décor.


Bow windows are designed to give you a place to sit and enjoy the outdoor scenery. These windows have great sources of light. They are also a great touch to any room. The window units are made up of four to six windows that are in an arc shape. They come with a shallow seat.


Garden window are designed to provide light and a good view. The windows also focus the sun’s energy on an area where plants can flourish. The windows extend from the home’s façade. Vents are placed on either side of the window unit to give you good ventilation. Many garden windows come with seats for added beauty and function.


Jalousie windows allow for a full length view and ventilation. These types of windows are great to have on porches and for beach homes. One unique thing about these windows is that they keep rain out but let all of the fresh air in. The windows cannot be pried open from the outside of your home, which is a great safety feature. You will get years of trouble-free use out of these windows.


Radius windows are shaped in an arch. The bottom half of these windows are in a rectangular shape. The top of these windows are shaped in arch. These types of windows bring a contrasting effect to rooms. Radius windows can let fresh air in a room or they can be arranged to only let in light. Many people like to add grids to radius windows, which are bars to divide the window’s glass into smaller panes.


Skylight windows will give you privacy while maximizing light and space to any room in your home. The windows are installed on the ceiling of your home. They bring light and views of the sky into your home. They are a great way to brighten up a room.