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Replacement Windows 101

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Unless you are building a new home or remodeling your existing one, some time in your life you will most likely interact with a replacement window. It could be that you want more energy-efficient windows or perhaps your window was broken. Nevertheless, we want to tell you all about these windows!

Double-Hung Windows:  These are the most popular and traditional windows in this list. These are the windows that you see everywhere. This could be due to their efficiency and because they are easy to clean. A double-hung window has two sashes that slide up and down. They can also open wide while remaining inside the frame. The tilt-in feature allows for quick and easy cleaning.

Casement Windows: You use a crank to operate this window. They are usually hinged on the left or right side of the frame and they open up outwards.

casement window

Awning Windows: Similarly to casement windows, they also open up outwards, but these windows are hinged at the top. These are usually installed above or below other windows.

Sliding Windows: Just as the name suggests, these windows slide. They slide side to side over other windows. They have an elegant look and are usually used for houses or buildings with modern or contemporary styles.

Bay and Bow Windows: These windows are beautiful and are used to provide homeowners with more interior space. The bay window has 3 windows while both windows use 3-5 windows.

bay window

Custom Shaped Windows: These windows could be any shape, and are usually installed for purposes of allowing more light into the room. You can find them in high places or on top of windows. They also don’t open.

There are a wide variety of windows out there. But these are the most popular ones used in American homes. We hope this list provided you with some new information about replacement windows. And if you are looking for a reputable and experienced window company, call Culpeper Window & Siding!

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