Types of Window Styles for Your West Michigan Home

Types of Windows West Michigan

Are you concerned with getting the best window style for your money? At Weatherhead & Sons, our window installation contractors understand that windows are a major investment in your Grand Rapids home.

This is why we pride ourselves on helping clients just like you pick out the perfect style for their replacement windows. Below, we have listed the most popular window types homeowners decide to install in their houses.

Double-Hung Windows

With double-hung windows, both sash in the window frame can move up and down to let in fresh air. If you need to clean your double-hung window, you can also tilt in the sash for better access. While double-hung windows are more expensive than single-hung windows, many homeowners consider the extra cost to be worth the added ventilation and convenience they get in return.

Stationary Windows

Like the name suggests, stationary windows do not open. Instead, their sole purpose is to allow natural light to stream into your home. The window shape and dimensions can also be customized to fit the space or your vision for the room.

Slider Windows

Slider windows move along a track to bring in fresh air when you need it. Slider windows are a feature usually found in more modern-style homes. However, it also depends on the homeowner’s design preferences and the vision they have for their home.

Casement Windows

Casement windows swing outward when you open them via a crank. During window installation, you can choose whether you prefer the hinges to be on the right or left side.One disadvantage to casement windows is that you need to make sure the exterior of your home is cleared of any nearby bushes or treesthat could block you from being able to fully open the window.

Picture Windows

Picture windows are perfect for living rooms or any other room in your house where you want to make a good first impression. Due to their large size, picture windows can help brighten up any room with natural sunlight, making it appear more spacious.

You’ll want to make sure that you pick a quality brand window that is energy efficient. Since picture windows are large, this can allow more opportunities for air drafts.

Bay Windows

Bay window design is similar to that of the picture window. The only difference is that bay windows usually have casement windows on either side to allow air movement with the outdoors whenever you want. Bay windows also protrude outside of your home’s exterior siding, giving you more space within your home.

If you are interested in our window installation service, please feel free to call our Grand Rapids windows contractors at (616) 785-8080. At Weatherhead & Sons, we have been trusted to help West Michigan homeowners install quality windows for over 25 years.