This is where the real decision making comes into play. You want something that will look great from the inside and out while also providing functionality and aesthetic. The most common window types are hung, sliding, and casement.
Single/Double Hung: As the name suggests, these windows are specifically designed to be hung allowing them to slide vertically. The difference between single hung and double hung is how many moving parts there are. Single hung windows only have one sliding component compared to double hung. These windows are also more efficient however when it comes to cleaning, double hung windows allow you to pop out both components to clean 100% of the window; inside and out. These types of windows are perfect for areas where the exterior of the window is not easily accessible (i.e second floors)
Single/Double Sliders: Single sliding windows, offer greater thermal efficiency than hung windows and also include self-locking mechanisms. These could come in handy in various situations. Perhaps you have children running around or worry about locking all the windows in your home after leaving. Depending on which configuration you buy, these windows also pop out or tilt inwards for easier cleaning. These are by far for the most popular choice for our customers given how many features they offer.
Casement: These windows are attached to its frame by one or more hinges along the edges. They generally have lower air leakage than sliding windows because of the sash closing and pressing against the frame. In addition to this, casement windows are excellent for managing airflow more precisely, making it ideal to install in hotter climates. They can be hinged to open outwards or angled in order to allow breezes into the home.
In conclusion, once the material, style, and finishes you desire are established, you’re one step closer to giving you home a newer, sleeker, and refreshing look. At Northridge, we pride ourselves on our customer service and knowledge and will be by your side every step of the way. We encourage you to drop by our show room to see these styles and finishings in person. Our team of experts and salespeople would be more than happy to help you narrow down any concerns or hesistations you might have. Be sure to check out our contact page to see how to get in touch with us.