What Is the Best Style of Window for Your Home

What Is the Best Style of Window for Your Home

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What is the best style of window
for your home

With so many options out there, you may be wondering what is the best style of window for your home. Windows play a very important role in a home, but can deteriorate and cause an array of problems as they age. Replacing old windows is a great way to brighten the look of your home, reduce energy bills, and add to your resale value. With all the different window options out there, it can be hard to decide which window is best for each room in your home. Each style of window has its own list of pros and cons, making it even more difficult to pick the right ones for your home. Here are the different types of window options that we offer at TightSeal. 


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Casement windows are hinged at the sides and swing outward using a crank that folds away when not in use. This allows for full top to bottom ventilation.  Casement windows are a great option for hard-to reach-spaces, like over the kitchen sink. 

casement window


Sliding windows glide open horizontally allowing for easy access to fresh air. Sliding windows are popular in modern and contemporary-style homes. Since they do not open outward, they are a great choice for rooms that face walkways, porches or decks—as well as basements, tight spaces or rooms that need extra ventilation.

slider window


Double-hung windows are one of the most traditional styles of windows. They feature an upper and lower sash for efficient ventilation from the top, bottom, or both. This makes for easy cleaning. Double-hung windows are ideal for patios or walkways.


Picture windows are stationary and do not open. They get their name because they are designed to provide a clear view of your surroundings, acting as a picture frame for the scenery outside. Picture windows are great if you have a beautiful outside view or want to enhance the lighting and aesthetic of your home.


Bay windows are a combination of 3 windows forming a bay in a room and projecting outward from the house wall. Bay windows can make any room feel bigger, brighter, and airier. These windows provide a panoramic outdoor view and are perfect for a sunny nook where you can sit and read a book.

bay window


Like Bay windows, Bow windows are a combination of windows that protrude the house wall. Unlike Bay windows, Bow windows consist of 4 or more windows. Bow windows can be designed to wrap around the corner of a room, creating a unique feature that lets more natural light in. 

bow window


Awning windows are hinged at the top and swing out from the bottom, allowing for ventilation and protection from the rain. These windows are often placed higher on walls for privacy or in combination with a picture window for a better view. They are great for places that need extra ventilation and light. 


Interested in updating your windows?

New windows are a great investment, no matter the age of your home. Whether it be a double-hung window or a bay window, each style of window serves its purpose. TightSeal windows are custom made in America, energy-efficient, and come with a lifetime warranty. Our windows are designed specifically to withstand the harsh Wisconsin climate. Each window is custom made specifically for your home. Our expert window installers can complete window installations in as little as one day.

TightSeal Exteriors & Baths have been helping homeowners with their windows since 1991. We are locally owned and operated in New Berlin, WI. We service Southeastern Wisconsin, including: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Greendale, Oak Creek, Franklin, Muskego, and more. Our expert install team regularly completes window installations and replacements and have the knowledge and experience to get your project done. If you are looking to update your windows, contact us today for a hassle-free, no obligation, down to the penny price!

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