Window replacement options are available in a wide variety of styles, giving you a high degree of customizability. However, some options are more suitable for specific home designs than others. Find out more about popular door and window styles and where they work best.
Double-hung windows feature two sashes or moving panels that slide up and down along their frames. Their detailed look and low space requirements make them incredibly versatile. Double-hung windows have found themselves in almost every traditional home-style, although Cape Cod and Colonial home styles are the most popular examples.
Take a double-hung window, stretch it out, and turn it to its side; you now have a sliding door. However, unlike double-hung windows that work well in traditional styles, window companies recommend sliding doors for more contemporary home styles such as art deco or minimalistic urban. This is because sliding doors can support large, continuous glass panels that have beauty in simplicity.
Casement windows have sashes that swing open or shut. Depending on the style, a casement window’s sashes may have details like muntins with smaller glass partitions or one large continuous glass surface. Casement windows are often built wider than they are tall, making them ideal for more “horizontal” home styles such as Ranch and Prairie homes.
French doors make for some of the most impressive-looking entry doors for homes. French door panels usually have carved or contoured door panels for extra detail, although some window contractors will offer French doors with large glass surfaces (usually for patio or balcony doors). Their wide profile is a staple for more rustic home designs like Victorian and Spanish homes, although glass French doors are also used in contemporary home design.
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