Different Window Styles

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The windows on your home are there for both form and function. They let in sunlight and fresh air, but they also make your house look good. Not all windows are exactly alike. Depending on the style of your home, the windows will generally be designed to match and add beauty. If you’ve ever been curious about the different types of windows that exist, this article will break some down for you.

Single Hung

A single hung window has a bottom panel (also called the lower sash) that moves up and down to open it. To open the window, this sash is slid upward, and it covers the top sash on the interior of the house.

Double Hung

This style is similar to a single sash, with the exception that both the upper and lower sash can move up and down.


As the name implies, this type of window is shaped like an arch. The top is rounded and used to add an architectural design to your home. More often than not, these are for looks only and they don’t open. Although, there are some that may open like a casement window.


This type of window is opened by swinging the glass out to one side. It can be opened with a crank or have a latch. Both sides may open or only one side may open.

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These windows are great for places that see a lot of rain. The window opens at a slant, creating an awning that prevents water from getting inside the home. These can be a great addition if you enjoy listening to the rain but don’t want to have to worry about your belongings getting soaked.


These windows extend from an exterior wall of the home, creating a small alcove or space. They are often flat panes that are placed in an angled frame.

Windows add beauty and function to your home, and there are a variety of styles to choose from.

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