From casement to flush sash, windows have gone through a lot of changes over the years and now, with so many different styles to choose from – it can make deciding on one just challenging.
It is important to get it right when it comes to your window style to make sure you achieve the look you’re after. But what are some of the different window styles out there?
If you’re struggling to decide on a style of window for your home, there’s no need to worry – our team is at hand.
In this guide, we take a closer look at some of the most popular window styles on the market to make sure you are all clued up before deciding on a window for your home.
One of the most popular window styles on the market is the casement window. When you think of a conventional window, this style is usually what comes to mind. It features one or more hinges that are attached to the frame meaning that with a turn of the handle, the casement window will open outwards. The versatility in their design means that the casement windows are available in many different styles, finishes and materials so you are sure to find one to match your property.
Benefits of casement windows
When it comes to buying a new window, one of the things at the top of a homeowner’s priorities is security. With casement windows you can ensure that your home is well protected against break-ins as they are extremely secure. Unlike some other window styles, their hardware is concealed within the frame making it nearly impossible for burglars to get to it.
As far as ventilation is concerned the control is in your hands as casement windows can be opened fully to let in as much fresh air as you would like.
Tilt and turn windows
Compared to other window styles, tilt and turn windows are unique in the way they operate as they are able to open in one of two ways. They can either be open fully inwards or they can be tilted from the bottom so the top of the window is angled into the room.
Benefits of tilt and turn windows:
- Flexible ventilation
When it comes to ventilation, tilt and turn windows offer a great deal of flexibility. This is because you don’t have to open the window fully to let fresh air in and you have the option to tilt and adjust the window depending on how much air you want to let in.
If you have ever tried to clean the outside of your window you know it can be a lengthy process that includes the use of a ladder. However, with a tilt and turn window this isn’t the case. One of the main benefits of this type is that it makes the cleaning process that bit easier. With just a turn of a handle, you are able to open the window inwards making it simple to clean the inside and outside.
Where space is precious, the tilt and turn window is extremely space-friendly as you are able to open it without a window encroaching on the valuable space – perfect for small homes.
Sliding sash windows
For decades the sliding sash window has been a favourite in homes. Today, thanks to the advancements in technology, it is still a popular choice due to its stylish design and sturdy construction.
Benefits of sliding sash windows:
- Security options
Whilst sliding sash windows are usually chosen for their aesthetics, this isn’t the only thing they have going for them. If security is a concern then there are few options available with sliding sash windows. For added protection and ultimate peace of mind, they can be fitted with highly sophisticated locking systems and even Georgian bars.
- Modern functionality
Bringing the sliding sash windows into the modern age, they keep all the character that makes them so popular and combine it with modern capabilities making them extremely robust, highly energy-efficient and incredibly durable.
French casement windows
Thanks to their added charm and versatile functionality, the French casement window is an extremely popular choice of window. Usually hinged double-paned windows that feature large glass areas, French casement windows are ideal for flooding a space with natural light.
Benefits of French casement windows:
We all want to feel safe in our homes and a French casement window ensures that is the case as it generally comes with sophisticated locking systems for ultimate peace of mind.
- Increased ventilation
One of the biggest draws of this style of window is the increased ventilation that it offers as you are able to open both sides for maximum airflow.
Flush sash windows
On a flush sash window, the sashes finish flush with the external face of the window – which is where it gets its name from. Flush sash windows are designed with a slimline profile in order to look sleek and contemporary.
Benefits of flush sash windows:
Modern or traditional, whatever the style of your property, a flush sash window will make an elegant addition to any home.
- Natural light
Incorporating natural light in your home has a whole host of benefits from creating the illusion of space and giving a warm and welcoming atmosphere to a home. In terms of natural light, this is where flush sash windows shine – helping to flood your home with natural light. This can also help to warm up your home, saving you money on your energy bills.
Sash horn windows
Designed to preserve the traditional look of box sash windows, the sash horn window offers all the benefits of a modern-style window without compromising on character and charm.
Thanks to modern window technology, it has never been easier to maintain the traditional aesthetic of your home whilst enjoying the capabilities of modern advancements such as the highest level of water-tightness available.
Whilst the addition of a sash horn is intended to strengthen the frame, it also provides an extra decorative element – making this window style more appealing to homeowners.
Choose windows from E&A Windows
We hope that makes things that bit clearer when it comes to all the windows styles that are out there but before you decide on one, it is first important to choose a trusted window supplier and installer to carry out the work in order to achieve the best results.
At E&A Windows, we believe that there isn’t a substitute for quality which is why we go the extra mile to ensure that our customers receive the highest quality products and a reliable service from start to end. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, there isn’t much we don’t know about windows so you can rest assured that when you choose us you will receive an expert service that you can trust.
For more information about any of the style of the windows we offer, get in touch with us and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.
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