What Kind Of Replacement Windows Should You Choose?

The style of window you choose will be dependent on your home’s style, how you plan to use the window, the size, shape and location of the window, and whether you want to do a strict replacement of the window or want to try something new. Common window styles and their characteristics are listed below.

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Awning Windows.

Awning windows are hinged at the top and open out from the bottom. They can be pushed out or opened using a crank turn handle.

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Bay & Bow Windows

Bay. Bay windows are hard to miss. These large windows are actually made up of one large central picture window flanked by two smaller windows. The windows may all be flat or they may be angled to provide a rounded or curved shape to the window. These windows often add floor space inside the home.

Bow. Bow windows are similar to bay windows but have more individual windows, usually four or five. They are almost always angled outward from the house, not flat and they are typically larger than bay windows.

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Casement Windows.

Casement windows are hinged on the side. Using a crank handle located at the base of the window, they open at the other side.

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Double Hung Windows.

Double hung windows are extremely common. These windows open from both the top and bottom, sliding up or down along the window sash.

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Sliding Windows.

Sliding windows look like a Double-Hung window flipped on its side. Both sides may slide to open or one side can be fixed so it does not open. Sliding glass patio doors are an example of how a sliding window looks and functions.

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Single Hung Windows.

Single hung windows look like Double-Hung windows except the top part of the window is stationary and does not open.

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Specialty Shapes.

Windows can be made in all sorts of special shapes and sizes to complement any home style. Sometimes these windows can be made to open, but in many cases they do not open and purely let in light.

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Benefits Of Door And Window Replacement On Illinois Homes

Windows and doors are the biggest sources of energy loss in a home. New doors and replacement windows on Illinois homes bring many benefits including:

  • Improved Aesthetics.
  • Improved Energy Efficiency.
  • Decreased Maintenance Needs.
  • Improved Performance.

Erdmann Exterior’s Door Replacement On Illinois Homes

In addition to window installation on greater Chicagoland area homes, we also install doors. Entry doors and patio doors see a lot of use and wear. After so many years, it’s not uncommon to notice that they just don’t fit tight in the frame anymore. That’s when it’s time to call Erdmann Exteriors for door replacement in Illinois. Of course, it may be that you simply don’t like the look or style of your door. This is particularly common if you’ve changed the look of your windows or gotten new siding. Whatever your reason for needing door installation on an Illinois home, Erdmann Exteriors can help.

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Why Choose Erdmann For Window & Door Replacement In Illinois?

Erdmann Exteriors is committed to your complete satisfaction on every project. Our standards are just as high as your own and we are so confident in our ability to meet and exceed those standards that we offer a LIFETIME Workmanship Warranty! We will happily provide you with design ideas for your window or door project or listen to the ideas you’ve already come up with and then turn your dreams into reality.

Contact Erdmann Exteriors at 1-847-380-3157 to arrange a Free In-Home Consultation for window or door replacement or installation in Illinois.

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