When you are renovating your house, you may start wondering what kind of windows that you want to put in your house. There are several kinds of windows that you can choose from.
Double Hung Windows
Double hung windows are the ones that you might see most commonly. You may have these windows in your house already. They consist of two parts. One frame on top and one on the bottom. These windows generally open by sliding either the top frame down or the bottom frame up. The window frames may also fold in on a hinge so that you can clean the windows. Generally, these windows have a lock on them so that you can lock the window so that no one can open them from outside and so that the top part of the window doesn't slide down.
These windows, instead of opening from the top or bottom, slide open from the side. These windows utilize all the height of the window opening, but when you open the window fully, you are only going to get half of the available length of the window opening. Both double hung and sliding windows are in line with the walls and, when they are open, don't protrude outside or intrude inside.
Casement windows are windows that open from the side, on a set of hinges set on one side of the window. When the window opens, it opens towards the outside, much like a door would. Usually, these windows have a crank on them. That crank opens and closes the window. That way you can get the window open and get fresh air without having to open and close the screen every time you want to open the window. Newer casement windows may have other options for opening and closing. For example, they may have a small motor and all you have to do is push a button to open or close them.
Awning windows are like casement windows, except that they open from the top instead of from the side. One benefit of installing an awning window is that you can have these windows open while it is raining and still have fresh air because the window creates a protected area for the screen. Rainwater won't be able to get in.
There are all kinds of windows that you can choose to use when you are renovating your house.