The Most Popular Window Types and Styles in the Kansas City Area

Nov 13, 2017

different types of windows in kansas city

As you shop for replacement windows, it can be useful to have a basic grasp of different window types. Below you’ll find a simple overview of the most popular window types in the Kansas City area. This will give you a good working knowledge of your options before you meet with a replacement window company for a consultation and quote.

Different Types of Kansas City Replacement Windows

Single-Hung Windows

Single-hung windows slide up from the bottom and have a stationary top pane. This is a simple but popular choice, often used for smaller rooms, including smaller bedrooms and bathroom windows.

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows are the most common replacement window type. With double-hung windows, both the top and bottom of the window can slide all the way up or down. This flexibility allows you to open the window to give you the amount of ventilation you prefer.

Casement Windows

Casement windows typically “crank” open. Think of a how a door swings open – that’s how casement windows work, too. As turn the handle, it swings out instead of sliding up or down. It would be rare to use casement windows for all your Kansas City window replacement needs. More likely, you’ll want to combine casement windows with other choices. Kitchen windows are one of the most popular places to use a casement window, but certainly not the only place.

Awning Windows

Awning windows are like casement windows, but the hinge is in a different spot. Instead of being on the side, awning windows are hinged at the top and open at the bottom. These windows have some nice advantages. You can open them for ventilation in most types of weather, because rain and debris will generally slide right off the window when open. The interior of your home stays dry.

Bay Windows

Choose bay windows for maximum natural lighting in your home. These windows extend out from your home, increasing the number of panes receiving sunlight. A bay window has multiple views and adds a nice touch of beauty and elegance to the exterior of your home. These are a popular choice for family rooms because of the bright and airy atmosphere they add to the room. Some homeowners like to have them installed in the master bedroom or large kitchens, too.

Bow Windows

Bow windows are very similar in style and effect to bay windows. The main difference is that bow windows are more curved to match certain architectural styles. This is another great window type option if you want lots of natural light combined with beautiful curb appeal.

Slider Windows

These windows slide open horizontally instead of up and down. This offers superior ventilation and makes for easy operation. Many homeowners choose to install these types of windows above counters and sinks because it is easy to lean over and still have enough force to slide the window open.

Picture Windows

Picture windows give you a wide, unhindered view of the outdoors while letting lots of beautiful natural light stream into your home. These windows do not open and are often used in family and living rooms where beauty and light are particularly valued. Picture windows can also be combined in an eye-pleasing patter with other window types. You get the beauty of a big picture window, combined with other window types that allow you to open them for fresh air.

How Kansas City Area Homeowners Can Get More Information About Window Types

If you have more questions about window types or want customized recommendations for the best window styles and options for your home, find a Kansas City window company that provides free, comprehensive, and friendly consultations.

At Johnson County Siding & Window Co., we want to help you make an educated and informed decision about your replacement windows. For some quick tips,  check out our Guide to Choosing the Best Replacement Windows. You can also reach out to us by phone (913) 782-2878, or by filling out our contact form.

 

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