What Kind of Windows to Choose?
If you are building a new home or renovating your current and you are considering new or replacement windows, there several options to choose from:
Sash windows have been around in London for more than 300 years, yet they still continue to be popular in the region. Perhaps this is because there is a variety of sash to choose from. There are a variety of colors although white is the most popular for this kind of window. Also, it is unique how these can slide both vertically and horizontally. Importantly, each sash can be opened independently.
Bay and bow windows: These windows first appeared in the United Kingdom in the 18th century and later in the United States in federal times. A bay and bow window is a window space that projects outwards from the main walls of a building, thus forming a bay. These windows are used to provide the illusion of a larger room and they increase the flow of natural light into a building. Also, with these windows, there is a clearer view of the outside from the inside, a feature you can't get in ordinary windows.
Fixed windows: These are windows that are fixed with a frame, meaning they cannot be opened. Most of the frames used are wooden, and so there is a tendency for people to call them timber windows. The absence of window rails and stiles makes for a narrow frame and an opening that is wide enough to let in more significant natural light.
Casement windows: These are the commonest window types in the British building trade. They are very versatile, with different casement being available for almost every function and environment. Larger sizes of the casement window are mounted in real processed wooden door frames, which allow them to obtain high structural strength even in particularly large installations. Casement windows are strong and classic accessories for every home.
Tilt and turn: This is a European window style that has two different functions. First, you can tilt the top of the sash into your room for ventilation and second you can swing it in like a door for access to a balcony. Both operations are controlled by one handle. The tilt and turn window style is great if you want additional access or ventil