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Choosing the Best Windows for Your Home

When shopping for new windows, it’s important that they fit the established exterior aesthetic of your home. In order to make sure of this, it’s probably a good idea to create a checklist of what you’re looking for when it comes to types of house windows. This checklist probably includes certain criteria such as style, the material its made from, its energy efficiency, and its functionality. 

However, the wide selection of windows available can make sorting through all your options a little overwhelming. So, how do you figure out which types of house windows are the best for you? To make things a little easier, we’ve broken down each style you can choose from.

Types of House Windows 

The wide variety of windows for you to choose from can be a good thing… but it can also be a bad thing. Especially when you don’t know where to start looking. Each comes with its own features that make them suited to different styles of homes. 

However, their main differences lie in their functionality. The type of house windows you need will depend on your individual requirements.

Check out the eight basic styles of windows at Clera for you to choose from:

Home featuring types of house windows

Double or Single Hung Tilt Windows

As their name suggests, double- and single-hung tilt windows have the ability to tilt open, allowing for efficient air ventilation through the top of the window. Their unique functionality allows for homeowners to eliminate the cost of professional window cleaning as tilt windows allow for much easier access to the outer pain from indoors in order to clean and maintain them. 

Double or Single Slider Windows

Double and single slider windows are designed with two side-by-side moveable panels that glide open and close with ease without the need for a crank. They are the ideal for locations of your home where an inwardly or outwardly swinging window would get in the way of features such as walkways or patios. A popular choice among homeowners, this type of house window is one of the most commonly installed styles today.

End Vent Slider Windows

This three-panel window style allows for the two side sashes to slide toward the middle panel, allowing for optimal cross ventilation. The design of end vent slider windows allows for unobstructed views, making them the ideal choice for homes with beautiful landscapes. Since they don’t swing open, their functionality is also optimal for locations where you don’t want them to get in the way.

Awning Windows

Awning windows open by swinging out from their bottom. This unique feature allows for fresh air to enter your home in any kind of weather, even rain and snow. It’s versatile design, durability and modern style make an awning window a great choice for your home.  

Closeup of a casement window inside a home

Casement Windows

Casement windows are known for their ability to offer the best ventilation among all the types of house windows. This is due to their hinged sash that swings outwards. Easily operate casement windows with the hand crank installed at their base, which comes with the ability to fold down so that they remain out of the way.

Low and High Profile Fixed Windows

Fixed windows are the perfect choice when you are looking for a window style that has less frame and more glass. As their name suggests, fixed windows are non-operating, meaning they do not open, instead, focusing on providing the perfect view from your home. Highly customizable, low and high profile fixed windows can be combined with other types of house windows to give a tailored look to your home.

Bay and Bow Windows

For a fairytale-esque effect on your home, a bay or bow windows is the right choice for you! Establish a visually-enlarging and beautiful centrepiece in your home with this style. In most cases, bay windows have three panels that project out from the side of your home. While the center panel is typically fixed, the outer two panels are usually casement in style.

Specialty Windows

Clera Windows + Doors offers specialty windows in every shape you can imagine. Triangles, trapezoids, ellipses… we can manufacture any shape and size of windows that will work with any unique space within your home. For an upscale, customized design, considering including specialty replacement windows in your home.

Large windows on a home’s facade

Which Windows Are Right for Your House? 

The right type of house windows for you will greatly depend on your home’s individual needs and style. Additionally, you should take the style of your front door into consideration. What colour is it? What material is it made out of? Did you recently replace it? Just like your windows, your entry door will need to be replaced over time. If it’s old and worn, you might want to consider upgrading your entry door as well in order to match the aesthetic of your new type of house windows.

Home Windows with Clera 

Clera Windows + Doors providers homeowners in Toronto and the surrounding area a wide variety of types of house windows. That way, you can be sure to find exactly what you are looking for. All of our windows are available in a wide variety of colours, sizes, styles and glass options, making our services the perfect option for any homeowner.

If you’re interested in replacement windows, contact us today!

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