New windows can make your home more attractive while improving ventilation, energy efficiency, and opening your home to better views and more natural light. However, there are so many window styles available that many people find choosing windows that best serve their operational and aesthetic preferences a daunting process. Fortunately, despite Seattle’s often soggy weather, residents here don’t need any special style to enjoy the benefits of replacement windows. The architecture of Seattle homes allows for a great look with any of these three popular styles:
A classic window style, single-hung windows open from the bottom up and feature a stationary top sash for better weather resistance and simple operation. Cleaning a single-hung window is easy because its bottom sash tilts in to give you access to both sides of the glass. These windows are best suited for a vertical space and coordinate particularly well with traditionally designed homes.
Double-hung windows feature sashes that can be raised from the bottom or lowered from the top, providing ventilation versatility to suit your comfort needs. Like their single-hung counterparts, double-hung windows can be tilted in for easy cleaning inside the home. They are also among the simplest windows to operate and complement just about any architectural design or interior design aesthetic. It’s no coincidence that the double-hung is one of the best-selling window styles in Seattle.
With an expansive glass area, slim frame frames, and side hinges, casement windows provide unobstructed views. They open outward with the turn of a crank to offer full ventilation. In fact, the casement is the widest-opening window style on the market. Ideal for hard-to-reach areas, casement windows are commonly found in modern homes and buildings but can suit practically any architectural design.
Want Durable Windows In Any Style?
Harley Exteriors offers and installs affordable vinyl-frame windows made for the local climate. Engineered with strong, triple-thick interior walls and low-E glass that blocks 95% of ultraviolet light, our windows come in a wealth of styles besides those mentioned here—from awning and garden to picture and slider. If you would like more information about our replacement windows, contact Harley Exteriors today.