Basic Window Options for Replacement


Depending on how long you have lived in your home, you may need to replace the windows. There is more than one kind of window you can replace in your home. Here are the basics on window replacement.


A common kitchen window, gliding windows are flush with the exterior not taking up extra outdoor space. The window sash opens to the right on a horizontal opening rather than vertical. Patios, porches and walkways often feature this type of window.


Many homes feature awning windows in rows or columns on a wall. The window brings in natural light through the rectangular or square opening. The window has a top hinge and pushes outward allowing privacy while venting a room.


Picture windows do not open and often complement other window options. Natural light streams through the stationary window creating a beautiful design in rooms where ventilation and air flow are not an issue. Top with an awning or casement window for a functional effect.


See the outside without any obstructions with a casement window. Similar to an awning window, casements open to the outside through a side hinge. These are great to place over a sink or stove since they require minimal effort to open thanks to a crank on the side.


Give your home an architectural flair with bow and bay windows. The combination of windows uses an outward design creating additional space. Create a curved wall with multiple windows side by side. Use in small rooms for the illusion of more space.


Many houses feature double-hung windows. The basic design opens vertically sliding up and down. These windows are flush with the outside taking nothing away from the exterior design yet adding needed natural light and ventilation as needed. These are commonly found in bedrooms.

Window replacement is a part of home maintenance for long-term homeowners. They can increase efficiency and improve the look of the home.