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Don't Let Window Pane Selection Become a Pain!

Windows enhance the curb appeal of your home, while providing maximum light and air circulation within.  There are several different types of windows to consider when choosing replacement windows. By understanding the function and features of each type, you can make the best decision on which window would work best for you.

Single and Double hung: Single and Double hung windows have two sashes which allow light to filter in. On a single hung window the upper sash remains stationary, while the lower half slides upwards. On a double hung window both sashes are operable, allowing you to open the window from the top or bottom (or both). 

Casement: Casement windows are windows that are hinged on one side, and open with a crank.  These windows allow for all types of configurations, and work well to increase air circulation within your home.

Picture: Picture windows are stationary windows that consist of one or many panes of glass that maximizes the amount of outside light within your home.  These windows do not open or close, but allow for an optimal view of the outdoors.  Picture windows are a wonderful focal spot to showcase your landscaping and outside view.

Sliding: These windows glide along a track, and have at least one operating window that slides horizontally over or past the other window.  Similar to a single or double hung window, except that it slides horizontally instead of vertically.

Bay or Bow:  These windows can utilize any configuration of the above mentioned windows.  Bay windows consist of three windows that project outwards from the main walls of a building, while a Bow window can contain three or more panes of equal size.

Garden:  A Garden window also projects outwards, but often on a much smaller scale than a Bay or Bow.  Often placed within the kitchen, a garden window is a great place to showcase your green thumb.

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