8 Types of Replacement Windows

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Looking to install a replacement window? There are many different styles and types of windows to choose from and measuring and selecting your windows can get confusing. J.C. Tonnotti has window installers in the Connecticut area to recommend the perfect type of replacement window to fit the different rooms in your home.

1. Awning Windows

Awning windows have hinges on the top and open outward. Because of the angle they almost never let in rain, hence that 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 used to be extremely popular for basements because they are often short, can be place 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. 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 a 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 almost any type of residential home architecture.



3. Bow Windows


Bow windows are very similar to bay windows, however they usually have four or more windows. Bow windows are typically used to create an arch to open the window space for a wide open view. Some larger bow windows can create a small nook or room.


More about Bay and Bow windows here.

4. 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 air flow. They are commonly found in the living and transitional spaces of the home: living rooms, bedrooms, stairwells, and bathrooms.

5. Double-Hung Windows

A 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.

6. Hopper Window

A hopper window is a single style window similar to a casement window in that they both are hinged for opening, rather than slide open. Hopper windows are windows somewhat similar to Awning windows yet almost opposite. Hoppers are hinged at the bottom of the window and open up from the top falling into the inside of the home. They have the functionality to fit in any small area or opening, but are normally found in basements and bathrooms of Connecticut homes.

7. Picture Windows

Picture windows are stationary and provide an unobstructed view or provide better lighting. Because they are stationary they should not be used in rooms where additional ventilation is needed.  If ventilation is needed, picture windows can be combined with patio doors and other windows to bring in both light and a breeze.

8. Slider Windows

Gliding along a track, sliding windows function much like sliding doors – they move from side to side. They are frequently used 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 which type of replacement windows you need?

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