Choosing the Right Window Style for Your Home


Choosing the Right Window Style for Your Home

Before you can choose which window style best fits your home’s aesthetic, you need to know about the options that are available to you. Different styles fit different needs, so it’s important to have a general knowledge of each. Below are some of the most common window styles:

Bay and Bow

Bay windows are a combination unit consisting of three windows that extend from your house and allow more light to enter. This style is especially good for making a room feel more spacious and providing expansive views of the outdoors. Bow windows are similar, though they are comprised of three or more different windows joined at equal angles. In addition to allowing for natural light and sharper views, bow window units also sometimes feature a unique window seat/display shelf. Both options offer good ventilation for your home.


Double-hung windows have two sashes that open and close without extending in or out, which makes them a good fit for small spaces. These easily maintainable windows suit nearly any architectural style, plus their sashes can lean in, which makes cleaning the exterior extremely easy.


Picture windows don’t open, so these are perfect for an area of your home that needs a lot of natural light and has less of a need for ventilation. If you’re looking to install windows that overlook particularly beautiful scenery, this is the option to explore.


For a style that is extremely user-friendly and space-efficient, you’ll want slider windows. They open by sliding to the left or right, which means they take up no space on the interior or exterior of your home while providing excellent ventilation. Plus, double sliders provide a nice symmetrical look and added ventilation for your home.


This style is hinged on top, allowing the windows to open outward from the bottom. That makes them great for ventilation without letting any precipitation in your home. Awning windows, and their cousin the hopper window, are both popular choices for basements.


Casement windows are hinged on the sides and open outward like doors, usually by operating a hand crank. This style is versatile, with endless design possibilities to complement your home’s architecture. And, because you can position them to catch a cross breeze from almost any angle, casement windows offer the best ventilation of any replacement window.

Your Window Options with Frey Construction

When you choose Frey Construction to complete your window replacement project, not only will you have a full line of window styles to choose from, but you’ll also get a flawless installation with excellent customer service. We offer a 15-year workmanship warranty to protect your investment and follow up extensively to make sure you’re satisfied with your new windows. Because of our great service, we have long maintained an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

For more information on our window styles and options, contact Frey Construction today.