Choosing the right windows is crucial to improving your home’s functionality, appearance and energy efficiency. Each type of window has a specific purpose and suits different homes and decor styles.
For example, a traditional stone cottage wouldn’t look good with uPVC tilt and turn windows. But how do you know which style is best for your home?
The window style you choose can have a significant impact on your home’s energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness. If you’re considering new windows, it’s important to choose the right style based on your budget, your home’s design and the climate in Birmingham.
Double-hung windows offer a great balance between beauty and utility. Their two moveable sashes allow you to open the top and bottom of the window for ventilation. They’re also easy to clean and are ideal for homes with kids or pets.
With fusion-welded frames and sashes, double-hung windows are designed for energy-efficiency and long-lasting durability. They are available in a wide variety of styles to suit any homeowner’s needs, including casement, bay and bow windows. In addition, they come with a lifetime limited warranty.
In contrast to double-hung windows, single hung windows open only from the bottom. They’re popular in homes that have been around for a long time and want to keep their authenticity.
Their simpler design also makes them less expensive. Homeowners can get the same classic wood craftsmanship and authentic look they love without paying more than they should.
Since single hung windows don’t have an upper sash, they fit more snugly in their frames and typically have fewer air leaks. This means they can be used in tight spaces like over a kitchen sink or countertop appliance.
If you choose single hung windows, look for a company that uses fusion-welded frames and sashes. This can help prevent air leaks that make your home harder to cool and use more energy. Champion window, sunroom, and siding products meet all Energy Star manufacturing specifications to improve your home’s comfort and efficiency. They’re also covered by a lifetime warranty.
Single Sliding Windows
Sliding windows, as their name suggests, have sashes that slide horizontally to open and close rather than up and down like double-hung windows. They are a great choice for spaces with shorter walls in your home and come in a variety of sizes to fit your space.
They tend to cost less than other window styles as they don’t require the use of cranks, pulleys or springs that can wear over time. However, if you are concerned about energy efficiency, consider upgrading to a double or triple-pane slider for better insulation.
Window World of Huntsville offers a wide selection of single-slider window styles to fit your home’s style, including end-vent sliders and three-pane options. Its ENERGY STAR-rated insulating glass packages and multi-chambered sash and mainframe create a tight seal to deliver superior energy performance all year round. These windows are ideal for spaces in need of more natural light, ventilation or both. For more information, request a quote online today!
Awning and casement windows, a type of hinged window that opens outward using a single crank handle, allow for optimal light and ventilation. They work well in hard-to-reach areas, such as over a kitchen sink.
Traditional wood windows are crafted from high-quality, authentic American wood. They feature detailed grilles and customizable hardware to match the stain on your home’s exterior. They’re ideal for older homes that require a classic, timeless aesthetic.
Energy loss through window openings is responsible for 25%-30% of your residential heating and cooling costs. Champion’s windows, sunrooms, and siding are designed to reduce heat transfer for increased comfort and lower utility bills. Plus, all of our products are backed by the best warranties in the industry. For more information, visit our website or call us today! Our experts would be happy to help you choose the right window for your Birmingham home. You can even schedule a free quote. Whether you’re building a new home or replacing your old windows, we’ll walk you through your options and help you make the right choice.