With so many styles of windows to choose from, it can be difficult to find the right one for your home. While at a surface level it may seem like window styles mostly look the same, or provide very similar purposes, there are some very big differences between the styles. Different types of windows are designed with specific homes in mind and choosing the right type can really add value to your home.
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Casement windows are one of the most common window fittings, with most modern homes having some adaptation of the style. While the frames or level of glazing might be different, casement windows open horizontally on hinges mounts on one side and at the bottom. This enables them to swing out, but not the entire way.
The way in which casement windows are built makes them great for keeping out the breeze. Casement windows might be a particularly great option if you live somewhere that’s wet and windy. The tight fit of the window frame will protect your home against the elements throughout the year. The window design is also great for catching cool breezes during the Summer months, as the horizontal design of the window almost acts as a kind of scoop.
Casement Windows are a great fit for modern builds or anyone who wants to install a secure window that doesn’t open out too far.
Flush casement windows are very similar to casement, but the design on the outside of the window is flat. The window itself sits flush within the frame, giving the window a sleek, ultra-modern look that compliments your home. Much like casement windows, flush is a great option for anyone with a modern build that wants to eliminate any potential draughts.
Bay & Bow Windows
- Bay Windows
Bay windows protrude from the home, sticking out off the home in a half-hexagon like design. Bay Windows typically feature three glass panels across their three straight sides. Bay windows are a great choice for those who want to increase the floor space in a room as the protruding nature of the window adds new space. Many people with bay windows will include some kind of seating in the space, making it a great spot to relax in during the summer months.
You’ll typically find bay windows in terraces, detached or semi-detached houses. A lot of terraced victorian houses typically have bay and bow windows, so if you already have one, you’ll be happy to know they can be fitted in a number of different ways. Whether it’s sliding sash or casement, there are plenty of ways to change up your home.
- Bow Windows
Bow windows are very similar to bay, but the structure is formed with four or five identical windows that give a more circular look. It’s a softer choice than bay windows, providing a modern but understated look that would fit well on both modern and classic homes. Both bay and bow windows are perfect for a living or dining room, creating the illusion of more space while also allowing plenty of natural light in.
Sliding sash windows blend both heritage and modern style into one package, providing older buildings a perfect look with compromising on build quality. Brackenwood enhances traditional sliding sash windows with modern materials, providing safety, security and warmth so you can focus on building the home of your dreams.
While older, timber sliding sash windows require plenty of maintenance to maintain, newer uPVC sliding sash provides the same look but with more durability and less upkeep. Whether you’re living in a period building, or a more modern one, sliding sash windows are the perfect statement addition to any home.
Tilt & Turn
Unlike other designs, tilt & turn windows provide the option of opening in two different ways. You can choose to open the window like a casement window, but inwards or you can open it from the top providing a small gap for ventilation at the top. Tilt & turn windows are a fantastic optn for smaller rooms and for families with children. The space-saving design is also secure, with the window opening at the top reducing the chances of children falling or intruders making their way in.
Tilt & Turn windows would make a great fit for a modern or new build and for any homeowner looking to be efficient with smaller spaces.
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