The window style you choose for your home can have a significant impact on its appearance, functionality, and energy efficiency. There are 17 variations of windows, and each is best suited for specific applications.
One current trend is for homeowners to create contrast with their window casings. This can be achieved by using dark trim pieces.
Whether you’re looking for replacement windows or just want to improve your home’s energy efficiency, double-hung windows are the way to go. A popular choice among homeowners, these window styles allow both the top and bottom sashes to be opened for ventilation or air flow.
New double hung windows take energy efficiency to the next level with argon gas and low-e coating, which help bolster a home’s insulation in the winter and block unwanted heat projection in the summer.
They’re also easier to clean than Single Hung windows, as the sashes can be tilted inward from inside your home. This is especially helpful in rooms that are hard to reach without a ladder, such as upper windows on second and third floors.
Narrow profiles and maximum glass space combine with incredible rigidity and strength. These aluminum windows stand up to Houston’s harsh summer heat without bowing or warping. They’re available in white, tan, bronze, and silver for a look to compliment any home.
A single pane of glazing is framed within the window frame, providing a picture-like view and allowing natural light into living spaces. This type of window is a good choice for areas where opening the windows would be impractical (e.g. stairwells).
The window replacement experts at Renaissance have the knowledge and experience to help you choose the right windows for your home. They offer comprehensive quotes and provide expert installation. Their service is reliable and stress-free. They’re four-time winners of the Angi’s List Super Service Award and certified by the Better Business Bureau.
Casement and Awning Windows
In addition to their sweeping views of the outdoors, casement windows offer enhanced ventilation and natural light. They are hinged on the side and opened or shut using an easy-to-reach crank handle.
Awning windows, on the other hand, open upward and outward like a door. They are ideal for spaces where you need full sash ventilation but lack the space for side-hinged windows to swing open.
These windows also feature fold-away cranks that don’t interfere with window treatments or furniture. Plus, they have weatherproof seals to prevent rainwater from entering your home while the windows are open. Like casements, awning windows are ENERGY STAR certified for improved energy efficiency. Combined with high-performance glass and frames, they can help you lower your heating and cooling costs.
A popular window style that allows a ton of natural light into your home and is easy to operate, our sliding windows feature two panels that move horizontally in grooves or tracks. They’re a great option for areas of your home that may be difficult to reach, and can also come with tilting panels to increase airflow.
Like hung windows, sliding windows have jambs (the sides of the frame that add structural strength), a head jamb, and an apron. Unlike older windows, however, our sliding windows have energy efficiency features that include multiple panes of glass, low-emissivity coatings, and efficient frames. These factors help prevent air leaks and reduce your energy bills.
Bay and Bow Windows
With their beautiful three-dimensional style, bay and bow windows expand interior space, flood your home with natural light, and make a dramatic statement. They’re also a great way to boost your home’s energy efficiency.
Your North Houston home is a reflection of your personal style, so why not express yourself with beautiful bow and bay windows? These window replacement options are eye-catching enough to complement your style, yet timeless enough to fit into any neighborhood.
While bay windows consist of three window panels, bow windows feature four or five window panes that create a wide ledge – perfect for a cozy reading nook or window seat. Both styles are available in a variety of frame materials, including low-maintenance vinyl. However, because they require more structural work than other windows, bay and bow windows tend to cost more.