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Eight Types of Replacement Windows

A Guide to Eight Types of Replacement Windows for a Stylish and Energy-Efficient Upgrade

Embarking on the journey to install replacement windows can be an exciting yet intricate task.  Many do not realize that there are eight popular types of replacement windows. With a plethora of options available, ranging from awning and bow to casement, double-hung, hopper, picture, and slider windows, the process of measuring and selecting the right fit for each room in your home might seem overwhelming. Fear not, as J.C. Tonnotti’s team of experienced window installers in the Connecticut area, stand ready to guide you through this transformative endeavor.

Choosing the right replacement window goes beyond mere aesthetics; it involves understanding the unique features and benefits each type brings to your living space. In this post, we’ll explore the characteristics of eight distinct replacement windows, offering insights into their functionality, style, and suitability for various areas of your home. Whether you seek the versatility of a casement window, the classic charm of a double-hung design, or the panoramic views provided by a picture window, J.C. Tonnotti is here to simplify the decision-making process, ensuring that your replacement windows not only enhance the beauty of your home but also meet the specific needs of each room.

8 Types of Replacement Windows

1. Replacement Awning Windows

awning windowsAwning windows have hinges on the top and open outward. Because of the angle, they almost never let in rain, hence they are a great window style if you have areas of your home that you want to leave open for ventilation and not worry about rain.

Awning windows are popular for basements because they are often short can be placed high, and are easy to open with a lever handle. Today they are often paired with large stationary or picture windows. They also are wonderful for bedrooms to provide light and ventilation but also privacy when placed higher on walls.


2. Replacement Bay Windows


Typically bay windows have three-sided windows. When installed floor to ceiling, these windows can frame a fabulous view. Quite often they are used with built-in seating to create a cozy atmosphere. They are popular in homes with expansive ocean views, in kitchens to bring in more sunlight, in cottages, and in almost any type of residential home architecture.


3. Replacement Bow Windows

Bow windows are a delightful architectural feature that can add a touch of elegance and spaciousness to any home. Comprising a series of four or more windows arranged in a gentle curve, bow windows create a rounded projection from the exterior, forming a seamless and graceful arc.

These windows are known for their ability to flood interiors with natural light, making them an excellent choice for living rooms, dining areas, or any space where panoramic views and abundant sunlight are desired. Bow windows not only enhance the aesthetics of a home but also provide an opportunity to create cozy alcoves or additional seating areas. Visually, bow windows are very similar to bay windows.


Harvey casement windows4. Replacement Casement Windows

Casement windows are windows that are attached to its frame by hinges. These hinges enable them to either swing inwards or outwards. They are opened and closed with a crank or lever. Casement windows can be either a single window that opens from one side or a pair of windows that open outward.  Because they offer full ventilation from the top to the bottom of the window, these windows are popular in spaces in homes to improve airflow. They are commonly found in the living and transitional spaces of the home: living rooms, bedrooms, stairwells, and bathrooms.


5. Replacement Double-Hung Windows

Harvey double hung replacement windowsA double-hung window is perhaps one of the most traditional styles of windows in residential homes in Connecticut. A double-hung window is a window with an upper and lower window sash that each slide vertically offering options for upper or lower ventilation.

Double-hung windows differ from single-hung windows which only have one moving sash. A popular feature of double-hung windows is the tilt-in function for easy cleaning. They are suitable for almost any room of a house and are often placed adjacent to patios, decks, and walkways.


hopper windows bring in the light6. Replacement Hopper Window

A hopper window is a single-style window hinged for opening instead of sliding open. Hoppers hinges at the bottom of the window, open upward and fall into the interior of the home. These windows fit into small areas or openings and are commonly located in basements and bathrooms of Connecticut homes.


replacement picture window7. Replacement Picture Windows

Replacement picture windows are a stylish solution to enhance the aesthetic appeal and energy efficiency of homes. These expansive windows are designed to maximize natural light and offer unobstructed views, serving as a focal point that seamlessly integrates indoor and outdoor spaces. Crafted with modern materials and advanced insulation technologies, replacement picture windows not only elevate the visual charm of a residence but also contribute to energy conservation by minimizing drafts and heat loss. With their sleek frames and expansive glass panels, these windows bring a sense of openness to any room while providing a durable and low-maintenance option for those looking to upgrade their home’s overall ambiance and functionality.


replacement slider window, glider window8. Replacement Slider Windows

Gliding along a track, sliding windows function much like sliding doors – they move from side to side. Sliders function well in kitchens, basements, and bathrooms. Sliding windows used to be popular in modern, contemporary homes, but are now popular in many different types of architecture.

Not sure how to select from the many types of replacement windows?

Ask J.C. Tonnotti for a replacement window consultation.

J. C. Tonnotti Window Company specializes in installing replacement windows in the Connecticut area. Call for an estimate.

initially posted 3/17/2017
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