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Once you’ve decided that you need new windows the next thing you need to decide is what style of windows you’re going to get. After all, there are a number of different styles out there and you might even be surprised at just what’s possible. Your home can look a whole lot better than you even thought when you have the right windows to put into it. And all you need to do is take a look at these options and make your own decision for your Dallas, TX home.
Double-hung windows are some of the most popular energy efficient windows because they give you two different sashes. You can actually slide the windows up or open them downward, which gives you more options when you want to get a nice cool breeze and also makes it a whole lot easier for you to clean the windows when you need to. What’s even better is that you’re not going to have the frame extending out into the yard or into your home, so everything is going to be a whole lot more contained, which makes them more aesthetic as well.
Casement energy efficient windows are another popular option because they give you a clear picture but also still allow you to actually open the window. With these windows you actually have to turn a small crank which will open the window outward. They also open from the side, either to the left or to the right. You get to choose which way you want them to open, though most often they are designed to open outward, which means if there is another window beside them the windows would open away from one another. This is entirely up to your preference however.
Awning energy efficient windows are a little less common, but they can still be a great choice for just about anyone. They are hinged at the top of the window and can then allow air to enter into the home from any other direction. These are unique looking windows, but they’re generally not installed on their own. Rather, they tend to be installed with other windows. Even still, there are a number of options when it comes to these windows because they can be put above, below or even next to other styles of windows so you can get the most benefit from them.
Picture energy efficient windows are some of the most beautiful because they are completely clear glass. These are usually larger windows, though not always, and they’re used so that you can actually see what’s out in front of that window. You don’t have anything getting in the way. These windows, however, are not designed to open. Rather, they’re supposed to be a clear piece of glass that you can easily look through and enjoy the view. If you want windows that open you can check out any of the other options that we’ve mentioned or that are available below.
Transom energy efficient windows are available in stationary versions that are simply more decorative picture windows or they can be designed to open. No matter how you decide to get them you generally install them above another window or a door. They can have any shape and design to them because the idea of a transom window is to add a little bit more light but also to look beautiful. These windows can be different in different rooms or areas of the house and they can be just about any size. The key characteristic is that they are above a door or window.
Slider energy efficient windows are another one that’s relatively common. These are designed to open from the side, but unlike a casement window they actually slide over. You just unlock the window and slide it to one side or the other. Some allow you to open either side of the window while others are designed to open only on one side. You can get them in a range of different sizes, but these windows will generally give you a bit more freedom and control over the air flow that you want. They’re also great for different styles of homes.
Stationary energy efficient windows are a little different from picture windows, but they do provide much the same idea. You can get them in different shapes, sizes and styles but they are designed to stay exactly as they are. They don’t open at all. These are great for areas where you need a bit more light but where you don’t really need the air flow that other windows would be able to provide. You can simply install these windows throughout your home to get a little bit more style and to create something that’s a little more unique to your own personal style.
Finally, bay or bow energy efficient windows actually bend outward. These are generally a series of different glass panels that are designed to create a sort of alcove or bend. A bay window is just enough of a curve to create a unique look. A bow window is generally one that will give you a window seat or more added space. Either way, you can create these beautiful looks with several different styles of windows including double-hung or casement. Generally, you’ll find a picture window in the middle with either double-hung or casement windows on either side of it.
If you’re looking to put in energy efficient windows you’re going to want to look at all of the different options and then you’re going to want to call Energy Window Solutions. We can take care of anything that you’re looking to install and we can even help you design the custom look that you want for your home. There’s no reason that you need to sit back and accept sub-par windows or even windows that aren’t exactly what you’re looking for. We can help you choose exactly the look you want for your home and then we can make sure that your new, energy efficient windows are installed and ready for you and your family to enjoy in your Dallas, TX home.