Double Hung or Casement Windows – Which Should You Choose?
When it comes to choosing new windows for your home, the last thing you will want to do is choose the first window you see and say “I’ll take it.” Although most any window will fit into the spaces in your walls, not every window style will be right for your home. With a little knowledge on the kinds of windows available, as well as some knowledge on styles of homes, you’ll be able to make an educated decision.
Most traditional homes, according to Zillow, have either double hung or casement windows. Double hung windows are windows with two pieces that slide up and down, while casement windows are windows with a crank that makes the window swing out like a door.
Double hung windows are most often found in homes of English Colonial styling. English Colonial homes are the most common style of home, outnumbering any other home style in America, according to Zillow. Such homes are very prevalent in areas such as Williamsburg, Virginia.
Casement windows, on the other hand, are usually found in homes featuring European Medieval heritage, with Tudor style homes being the most common medieval style. Casement windows are also common in homes of the early 20th century American styles like Craftsman and Prairie.
Choosing the right windows for your home is extremely important, as windows are a major part of your home’s appearance. Zillow compares the process to choosing the right outfit – if you wouldn’t wear tennis shoes with a tuxedo, why would you choose a window style that’s wrong for your home?
Horner Millwork can help you find just the right windows for your home, whether you need double hung, casement, or a custom design just for your home. Visit our website today to learn more about our offerings and how we can help!
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