Confused by all the window styles? Look first at your home’s architecture.

There are many different window styles, from casement ones that hinge on the side to double hung ones with two sashes that open vertically. When looking at Pella Windows, you’ll also find awning windows that hinge at the top and open out.

The goal of buying replacement windows is to match the style of the original windows and keep the style consistent throughout the house–or at least each floor. It helps to start with an inventory of your home’s window styles. Then look through samples from Pella Windows to determine which style would blend.

A Look at Double Hung Windows

Many older homes were built with double hung windows, which Sash Window Repairs Kent offer a classic look. Today’s double hung Pella Windows are designed so that the lower sash allows cool air to circulate in while the upper sash pulls hot air from the ceiling to the outdoors. Pella Windows also designs the windows to allow the sash to tilt out for easy cleaning.

Casement ones are typically more contemporary in style, but can be adapted to a traditional home by adding a grill or divided light pattern to the glass. This type of window is popular because it doesn’t require lifting a sash. Awning ones are ideal for rainy climates because they allow the window to be open while keeping out the rain.

Windows for a Room Addition

When building an addition, look for a windows style that coordinates with the adjacent rooms. By using the same grill pattern and trim, one can add consistency and help the addition blend in. Selecting a style is trickier than it looks. By looking first at your home’s architecture, you can find a style that fits and looks like part of the original structure.