A Window Style Guide for Homeowners

Having replacement windows installed in your home can seem overwhelming because there are so many decisions to be made. Not only will you need to find the right company to install your new house windows for you, but you’ll also need to decide on the particular window style—or styles—that are best for your home. Of course, this is often easier said than done. There are numerous window styles on the market, and it can be hard to know where to start finding the options that will best meet your needs.

If you’ve found yourself in the position of needing new windows for your home and you’re not sure what to do next, don’t worry. The experts at C&C Glass are here with a window style guide to help you find the perfect windows for your home.

Popular Window Styles to Know

Here are some of local homeowners’ favorite window styles, including their main benefits and the rooms in your home where they might make the most sense.


Single-hung windows have a fixed upper sash and an operable lower sash that can be opened and closed as necessary. They are more affordable than some other types of windows, and their versatile style makes them appropriate for virtually any room in your home.


Double-hung windows are similar in style to single-hung windows, but both their sashes are operable, so they can provide better ventilation. Like single-hung windows, double-hung windows can look good in any room of your home.


Gliding windows—also called rolling or sliding windows—open and close horizontally, allowing air to come in at both the top and bottom of the window. These windows are ideal for rooms that face porches, decks, or walkways since they don’t open outward.


Casement windows are hinged on one side, allowing them to swing outward. They are often operated via a hand crank, though some can be pushed and pulled. They provide great energy efficiency and thermal performance and work great in living rooms since they won’t obstruct the infiltration of natural light.


Awning windows have hinges at the top that allow them to swing open outward from the bottom. They provide great ventilation and can be left open in the rain without fear of water intrusion. These windows work best in kitchens and bathrooms thanks to the ventilation they provide.


Hopper windows are small windows that are hinged at the bottom and open inward. They are easy to clean and offer plenty of ventilation. They are most often found in basements, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.

Bay and Bow

Bay and bow windows are actually sets of several windows installed next to one another. They extend outward beyond the wall of a home, provide expansive views, and offer plenty of sunlight. They are ideal for living rooms and bedrooms.


Garden windows project outward beyond the wall of a home. They provide plenty of room for plants and other objects to be displayed in the window and are commonly installed above kitchen sinks.


Picture windows are stationary windows that don’t open and close. They offer better energy efficiency and expansive views. You might choose this type of window for a living room or sitting room thanks to the abundance of natural light they afford.

Trust C&C Glass for Your Window Replacement

There’s no better local window replacement company to install new windows in your home than C&C Glass. We have unparalleled experience in installing home windows for homeowners, and we offer all the popular window styles. Plus, if you’re still not sure which of these options will best meet your needs, a design expert on our team will be happy to speak with you about your needs and make recommendations as to which type of window might be best. Are you ready to begin the process of having new windows installed in your home? Contact C&C Glass today to get started by scheduling your initial consultation.

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