Window Types

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Wall of Windows

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Double Hung

The most common types of residential windows are: double hung, casement and sliding.

For basements awning or hopper windows offer the best combination of fit and function.

Bow, bay and picture window units are great focal points in common areas such as living rooms, family rooms and dining rooms. They also add style and open up your living space.

All of these window types can be used in both replacement window and new construction applications. The primary window materials are: vinyl, wood, fiberglass, composite and aluminum. They each have their proper place when considering budget, style, maintenance considerations.

We only install windows manufactured by companies that have rigorous quality control standards, excellent customer service and industry leading product warranties. Our top manufacturers are: Harvey, Pella, Andersen, National Vinyl, Jeldwen and Marvin.

Our consultation process it tailored to educate and inform, giving you choices to ensure that you get the right window for your style and budget. We are here to install the right window for you!

Double Hung

Double hung windows feature operable upper and lower sashes. They offer tilt-in functionality for easy cleaning. These are the most common windows in most homes and represent classic American style architecture.


Casement windows are hinged either left or right and crank open to 90 degrees. They allow plenty of natural light and offer excellent ventilation. They are commonly found over kitchen sinks and in sunrooms.

Slider or Glider

A sliding or gliding window opens horizontally. Typically they have two sashes, either both functioning or one fixed and one functional. These windows are commonly found in condominiums, contemporary homes, basements and porches.


Hopper windows are held closed by a latches at the top and they have hinges at the sides. To open they are pulled down and in from the top. Hoppers are most commonly found in basements.


Awning windows are hinged at the top and open out with a crank on the bottom. These windows are common found in bedrooms and basements. They are also frequently used on top of large fixed units for ventilation.


Picture windows are fixed units. They offer unobstructed views of the outdoors and are often used in combination with other windows.


Bay windows create a bright open comfortable space. A bay unit is comprised of three windows. The left and right side windows are usually either double hungs or casements. Bay units are commonly found in living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens.


Bow windows are made up of three, four or five windows in one angled frame. The windows in the middle are sometimes fixed and the side windows are usually operable casements. Bow units are most common in living rooms and family rooms.


Specialty or designer windows can be used in countless combinations. Here are some of the common types; half round, trapezoid, elliptical, arch, palladium, octagon, triangle, transom, garden, storm, acoustic and impact.

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