A single hung window operates only from the bottom and slides up. These are the most basic operable window and usually the least expensive.
Double Hung windows offer ventilation from both the bottom, like a single hung, and the top! This allows you to open both sashes independently or together. The top sash slides down, the bottom sash slides up.
Casement windows are hinged on the side and typically have a crank you turn to open the window. That said, some are called “push out” meaning once you unlock the window, you simply push it open. Think of these windows as a picture window that opens.
Awning windows are just like Casement windows with one key difference; hinge location. A awning window has the hinge on the top. These come in both crank and push out as well. These windows fit very well in tight spaces. They are also used as ventilation at the top of a wall or above a door. Some find them very useful above or below large picture windows.
These are the windows you want if you are trying to “preserve the view”. With nothing but clean, clear glass, these allow the view in and are the most efficient windows on the market. With HUGE sizes possible, the view’s the limit!
These are curved sets of windows that extend away from your home. Bay windows are three windows that curve by either 30 or 45 degrees. A bow window unit can have three to five panels that curve at 10 degrees. Bay and Bow windows are great because they add another dimension to your home or a cozy corner. They are well suited above your kitchen sink with plants, or on your staircase as a window seat.