Window Styles | 7 Types of Replacement Windows

7 Types of Replacement Window Styles

Getting into a replacement window project can be overwhelming but it can also be fun especially if you're trying to completely transform your home. Whether you want to change the shape and style of your windows completely or you want to keep it simple and go with an equal replacement it's helpful to know what types of windows are available. Here are seven types of replacement windows that most vendors carry.

Double-hung Windows

Double-hung windows have two operational sashes meaning the top and the bottom halves of the window can be opened up or down. | Brennan Enterprises

Double-hung windows can be raised from the bottom or lowered from the top.

Single-hung Windows

Single-hung windows have one operational sash meaning the top section is fixed and the bottom can be moved up and down to open. | Brennan Enterprises

Single-hung windows look similar to double-hung but can only be raised from the bottom

Casement Windows

Casement style windows are hinged on one side and open out at a 90 degree angle. | Brennan Enterprises, Dallas, Texas.

Casement windows are hinged on one side and open outward from the turn of a handle.

Awning Windows

Awning windows are similar to Casement windows but they are hinged at the top and fit well in smaller spaces and in combination with other windows. | Brennan Enterprises, Dallas, Texas.

Awning windows hinge at the top and open out from the bottom to let air in.

  • Also known as: top hung windows
  • Versatile in design; use in multiples or combinations
  • Good for extra ventilation
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Picture Windows

Picture windows are fixed windows and provide uncluttered views. | Brennan Enterprises, Dallas, Texas.

Picture windows are fixed pane windows so they cannot move or open.

Sliding Windows

Slider windows are easy to operate and slide left to right. | Brennan Enterprises, Dallas, Texas.

Sliding windows offer one fixed sash and a sliding sash.

Bow Windows

Bow windows are installed at adjoined angles. | Brennan Enterprises, Dallas, Texas.

Bow windows are a combination of three or more windows joined at an angle to jut out beyond your walls.

  • Also known as: Bay windows
  • Add space to your room
  • Lets in light from more directions
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Did you find your current window style? Maybe your window is a specialty shape. If you're looking to replace a specialty shape window visit our specialty shape windows page to find out which of our vendors will meet your needs. 


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