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How to Choose the Right Windows for Your Home

An up-close look at the types of windows available for your style and needs.

If you want to choose the right windows for your home, consider all the types of windows available, the style of your house, and your living needs.

The odds are you don’t take much notice of your windows – until they need repair or replacing. Then suddenly, you are bombarded with options. Where to begin? Learning how to choose the right windows for your home doesn’t have to be complicated. Simply looking closer at the types of windows available, and which house styles and living needs they are best for is a good place to start. 

Types of Renewal by Andersen® Windows 

  • Casement
    One of the most energy-efficient ventilating window styles, casement windows swing open from the side and use a crank mechanism to open and close them. Choose these windows for areas above cupboards, counters, or in basements – anywhere that opening requires you to reach. They are good choices for any style home and homeowners who are looking for easy cleaning and use.
  • Double-Hung 
    As the most common type of window on the market, double-hung windows complement virtually any style home. Some open at the bottom only, while others can open on the top and bottom. Inferior double hung windows can sometimes trap air between the panes in colder climates like Wisconsin, causing moisture and foggy glass. Be sure to choose a reputable brand, like Renewal by Andersen, which offers durable weather stripping and a heavy-duty locking system to prevent this problem.
  • Sliding 
    When you’re looking for a streamlined look with vast views of the outdoors, sliding (or gliding) windows offer space-saving features for ultimate versatility. This window style uses a smooth sliding track system so it’s easy to operate. This style is suitable for both vintage and modern style homes.
  • Awning 
    If you want the versatility and ventilation of enjoying those cool Wisconsin breezes without worrying that rain water may get into your home during a storm, awning windows may be your ideal option. Easy to open, these crank-style windows open from the bottom up, which keeps moisture out but still allows for good air flow. Choose this style of windows for bungalow, cottage, and traditional style homes.
  • Bay/Bow 
    To make a dramatic statement or give a cramped room the feeling of spaciousness, add a bay or bowed window. This stylish type of window adds charm to a Victorian while opening the space of a craftsman or ranch. Colonial style homes also benefit from the natural light that a bay window offers.
  • Picture 
    Do you have a spot in your home where you would love to see more of the outdoors? Add a large picture window to give you more viewing space. Picture windows offer a wonderful avenue to see outside and allow more natural light in, and can create a refreshed look to your room. They are especially complementary in craftsman and ranch style homes.

If you’re looking for a specialty window, our experienced team can help you choose a custom shape and size that will meet your style and living needs.

Helping the residents of Madison, Wisconsin area for decades, our Renewal by Andersen window replacement team can help you make your home more beautiful and functional. For help choosing the right windows for your home, check out our Waunakee window replacement showroom or call 608.709.7517 today.

Take a quick window replacement match quiz to find the perfect windows for your home here.