With so many different window styles to choose from it can be hard to narrow down your options. While window selection is largely a matter of taste and personal preference, you should also consider both the size of the space and the desired functionality of the window in each room. Keep reading to learn more about different window types below.
Single-hung Single-hung windows consist of two separate frames of glass that can be opened or closed from the bottom of the window by sliding one of the window frames up. It’s the most common type of window and is well suited for use in every room of your home.
Double-hung Like single-hung, double-hung frames can be used in every room inside your home. They can be hung to open from either the top, or the bottom, by sliding one of the glass frames either, up or down. Their ability to promote air circulation makes them a popular choice across the country.
Casement Casement windows are hinged at the side and open outward with the use of a hand-crank. The hand-crank makes it easy for people with physical disabilities or mobility issues to open and close the window with ease. Casements can be used in every room in your home and are highly energy-efficient.
Awning Awning windows are hinged at the top and also open outward with the use of a lever or hand-crank. Awnings are best suited to bathrooms, basements and other small spaces. They’re favoured for their ability to keep rain and bad weather out, while still allowing fresh air in.
Slider Slider windows are like single-hung windows that have been flipped on their side. They open by sliding the glass panel from either left or right and your local glass shop can construct them in a variety of configurations from single, double or triple-hung. Sliders are a terrific choice for any room where you want to let in a lot of light or when you want to maximize your view.
Stationary Also known as picture windows, stationary frames don’t open and close. They come in an assortment of sizes and can be custom fitted to suit your space. They’re commonly used over top of doors or in vaulted areas with high ceilings as a way to let in more light.
For help choosing the right window for your home, visit an All-West Glass shop near you. All-West Glass has 19 locations across North-Western Canada for your convenience. Whether you’re in BC, Alberta or the Yukon, an All-West Glass glass shop is just around the corner. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services or to request a free quote.