Denver Window Replacement
Types of Window Replacement We Offer
Our window replacement team has extensive experience with a wide variety of windows. No matter what type of window you are looking for, you can trust Structural Technologies in Denver for quick and professional window replacement and installation. Keep reading below to learn about the different types of windows and get help deciding which window is the right fit for your need!
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Fixed windows are about as simple as windows can get. They do not open or close and are simply a transparent glass window. Though they are relatively simple, their value can not be understated. Fixed windows are a wise window replacement choice for those looking for more weather-proof options. Since there are no moving parts or complex structures, they provide excellent sealing capabilities to keep out the cold in the winter and keep out the heat in the summer. They make for well-insulated and clean-looking window replacement options.
Casement windows have a hinge on one side and generally swing outward to open. They have a simple design and very easy operation. Not to mention they are fantastic for airflow since the entirety of the window swings open to allow air in. However, it is worth noting that casement windows swing open. The whole window is on one hinge and swings outward, essentially placing the whole window outside your home. So, if your window opens up to an alleyway or walkway, they may not be the most ideal window replacement option. Though most homes have plenty of space outside of their windows to allow the window to swing outward without issue.
Sliding windows are amongst the most popular style of window in U.S. homes. Sliding windows consist of two window sections — one stationary and one that slides along the frame. Because of their design, sliding windows are very space-efficient and simple to operate. They do not open outward or inward but left or right. The only potential drawback to sliding windows is that they can only open halfway. This makes for reduced airflow compared to other windows that open up completely like casement windows.
Single-hung windows are nearly exactly the same as sliding windows, but with one key difference. Instead of sliding left and right on the same plane, they slide up and down. They offer the same space-saving benefits as sliding windows and the same half-open design. Single-hung windows are a solid option for a window replacement if you are interested in saving space and don’t need maximum airflow.
Double-hung windows are very similar to both sliding and single-hung windows. Double-hung windows slide open among the same plane vertically much like single-hung, but with double-hung windows, both the bottom and the top portion can open. This gives you the flexibility to choose whether you’d like to open the top half of the window or the bottom half.