Windows provide your home with natural light, warmth in the winter months, and let in fresh air on warm days. Windows are an essential part of your property, allowing air to circulate and providing a view of the outside world.

Not all windows are the same and in this article, we’re going to look at some of the most popular types of windows. Some of which you may already have in your home and some that you might be considering upgrading to for home improvement or aesthetic purposes. Read on to find out more.

Types of windows

Do the windows in your home open outwards or inwards? Are they energy efficient or do they need replacing? Perhaps you’re not sure what types of windows you have in your home. Let’s look at some of the most popular types of windows.

1. Fixed windows

Fixed windows, which can also be referred to as picture windows, are exactly as the name suggests. They are fixed into the frame and cannot be opened or closed. These tend to be cost-effective and provide a good view of the outside world. These can provide a nice outlook, particularly if you look out onto the countryside or another type of beautiful view.

2. Casement windows

Casement windows are popular as they suit most styles of property. They can be side-hung, or have hinges on two sides, or at the top or the bottom of the window. They can include single, double, or even triple panels. We offer a wide range of casement windows in the latest designs and styles to match your home. We can even add coloured designs, Georgian bars, obscure glass, or lead work to enhance the appearance. They are also very energy efficient.

3. Tilt and turn

Another common uPVC window style is tilt and turn. They remain as popular today as in the 1980s when they were introduced, particularly in modern properties. The window opens inwards making the outside easier to clean and they are another energy efficient choice.

4. Sash windows

Sash windows are a style more common in older properties and are a popular choice as they are easy on the eye. Although those found in older properties are more likely to require regular maintenance, modern sash windows are easily opened and closed by sliding the window up and down. They provide good ventilation and newer windows are energy efficient.

5. Bay windows

Bay windows extend from the outside wall line to the floor and are often found in the living room. They were originally designed as a decorative feature and can provide a great view of the scenery outside your home. They provide rooms with lots of natural light and good ventilation, due to the extra side windows which can be opened to let air flow through.

Expert help and advice

We hope that you’ve found this article a useful overview of some popular window styles and some inspiration if you’re looking for replacement windows for your home.

If you’re looking to upgrade your windows we’re more than happy to advise you. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.