MM Kissimmee Window Installers offers all kinds of residential windows! You will find residential windows in a variety of construction applications. From timber framing to brickwork, masonry, block construction and / or other materials. What’s more, you can pick the window style of your choice!
We all know that windows are more than just shaped glass attached to our homes. It is the light of architectural beauty where daylight arrives and provides natural ventilation. It sets the house’s interior and exterior motif.
There are different types of residential windows that we offer to beautify our clients’ homes. Putting aside all jargon, you can easily recognize these windows that you’ve perhaps seen in your neighbor’s house, on the television, or on the internet. Now, let’s go over them one by one.
Double-Hung and Single-Hung Windows
Single-hung and double-hung windows are vertical windows with two operable sashes, namely the upper and lower sashes. If you’ve ever wondered how these two differ, the answer relies on how they operate respectively. A single casement window has a fixed upper sash and an opening lower sash that moves vertically. In a double hung window, both the top and bottom sashes are operable.
If you are attempting to achieve a more home-style, timeless look for your home, then you might want to consider this one!
Casement windows are windows with technical attachment to its frame by one, two, or even more hinges. Specifically, the windows attached to the frame on the side (the hinged windows at the top are awning windows, but we’ll get to that later). In a nutshell, they’re basically just like doors but without a doorknob and only with a crank window handle.
Picture windows, as the name suggests, are large windows with fixed panes and low-profile frames to maximize the outside view. To add, it holds no glazing bars at all. This is the perfect window to get when you are aiming for a majestic view of your surroundings without any circumvention – exactly just like how you would view a picture frame!
The only downside for these types of windows is their lack of flexibility. As mentioned, the windows are constructed with “fixed” glass, so these fixed windows, as beautiful as they are, do not open.
Bay windows are glass-sided angles in the home that protrude outwards from the house. They work like magic while reflecting from both the exterior and interior of the house. As for the former, it gives a decorative twist that is growing out of the house. While for the latter, it is a functional area that gives an additional space for homeowners that can be utilized for leisure time.
As the name implies, it is called a “bay” window because just like what a bay is to the ocean; it is a small inlet that’s slightly separated from the main space. And so, having these types of windows will give you the ten-minute relaxation break that you sometimes need to have when the situation calls for it!
Technically, bay windows are a combination of three or more windows that veer outside, going all-out in the exterior as a square, hexagonal or octagonal facade. Hence, a compartment of interior comfort is made.
Sliding windows are windows that move smoothly towards the horizontal aspect along a track for easy operation. The most common sliding windows are the 2-lite slider and the 3-lite slider. In simple terms, the 2-lite slider has 2 sliding sashes, while the 3-lite slider offers 2 sliding doors on each side of a figure window.
If blocking air infiltration is your number one concern, then these types of windows may be the best choice for you. Since the windows are simple with no overly complicated moving parts, it allows the window to close tightly, hence blocking the air outside effectively.