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A Comprehensive Guide to the Different Types of Windows

Have you ever wondered about different types of windows that could give your house a fresh look and better function? As your trusted window contractor, MaxHome can help guide you through the selection process. We specialize in installing MaxWindows—our own branded line of replacement windows. With MaxWindows, we bring life back to homes and spark joy in homeowners. To do that, we offer eight different types of windows, including:

Single-Hung Windows

Single-hung windows are a classic choice. They feature a stationary top sash and a movable bottom sash. These house windows are simple to use and are often found in traditional-style homes. They make a great window replacement option if you’re looking for simplicity and affordability.

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows are the siblings of single-hung windows, with one key difference. Both the top and bottom sashes can move up and down, so you have more flexibility and ventilation options. The sashes can also tilt inside your home, making these vinyl windows are easy to clean and a popular choice for busy homeowners.

Sliding Windows

Sliding windows, as the name suggests, slide open horizontally. They are perfect for wide wall spaces, offering a clear, unobstructed view of your landscaping or beautiful sunsets. Sliding vinyl replacement windows are a popular choice for their durability.

Casement Windows

Casement windows open outward like a door. They’re hinged on the side, and a crank allows you to open and close them. This design offers excellent ventilation and is ideal for hard-to-reach places, like over the kitchen sink.

Awning Windows

Awning windows hinge at the top and open outwards, creating an awning effect. These windows are perfect for those who love the sound of rain but want to avoid any water getting inside. Like all our MaxWindows, awning windows are low maintenance and energy efficient.

Bay Windows

Bay windows consist of three windows that extend from your home’s exterior wall. They’re excellent for creating a cozy nook where you can enjoy your coffee, or for showcasing a panoramic view. As a window contractor, MaxHome can provide a variety of customizable options for this window style.

Bow Windows

Bow windows are similar to bay windows, but they usually consist of four or five windows, creating a more rounded appearance. They add a touch of elegance and provide a broader view of the outside world. They’re perfect for creating a light-filled reading area or a charming window seat.

Picture Windows

Picture windows are fixed windows that do not open. Their purpose is to provide a large, clear view of the great outdoors. They are also known as the most energy efficient and secure window type. Think of them as a framed piece of art, showcasing Mother Nature’s wonders. They’re especially beautiful when overlooking a garden, a lush, green backyard, or a scenic view.

Energy-Efficient Windows

At MaxHome, we’re committed to helping you conserve energy and save money. Our MaxWindows are ENERGY STAR rated, ensuring the highest level of energy efficiency. Everything about these windows is designed to minimize heat transfer, including their vinyl frames and dual- or triple-pane laminated glass. That means your home will be cozy in the winter and cool in the summer.

With MaxWindows, you’ll enjoy increased comfort and peace of mind knowing you’re doing your part to help the environment. You may even save money on your utility bills. Plus, some utility companies offer discounts when you install ENERGY STAR-rated windows on your home. When April rolls around, you might also be able to take a federal tax deduction for your new energy-efficient windows.

Hurricane Impact Windows

If you live along the Gulf Coast, you may want to consider impact windows or hurricane windows. These windows withstand strong winds and flying debris, offering you peace of mind during stormy weather. Hurricane impact windows can be designed in any of the above styles too. Our MaxForce and MaxStorm windows are the best options to protect your family and your home.

Work With MaxHome for All Your Window Needs

At MaxHome, we’ve served more than 20,000 satisfied customers since 2003. But they’re not just satisfied—they’re MaxHappy! That’s a combination of joy, jubilance, and glee we want our customers to experience after working with us on their window projects. We want to make you MaxHappy, too. Contact us today to discuss your window needs.

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