June 15, 2016
Finding the perfect windows for your home isn’t always easy. It can be intimidating and overwhelming to try to pick out the right windows for your needs. Unique windows offer something special to a home, and only a homeowner that understands all the options available can make an informed decision in choosing the correct windows. Big Creek Roofing and Restoration is your premier Denver roofing company, and we can also help you with choosing, installing, and maintaining new windows for your Denver home. Here we present some of the many available window styles for your home.
Arched windows are windows with a rounded top. They can give a home an artistic – even historic – flair. Most arched windows aren’t designed to open, because they are installed above more standard windows that open. Although some designs do open like casement windows (like a door) opens.
These windows offer excellent ventilation and they are good at making use of compact spaces. Hopper windows open from the top – usually with a crank – and tip down into the room. They are commonly found in basements. Hopper windows are known for providing excellent insulation, because they fit right up against and into the frame when closed all the way. The slight upward slant, when opened, helps to keep debris from flying in when the window is located close to the ground.
If you’ve ever operated a sliding glass door, you understand how a sliding window works. There are two sections that are usually made from single windows. One of the sections slides horizontally – sideways – to open and close. This means that only half of the window space is used for ventilation purposes. These windows are normally installed near the upper portion of a wall, leaving more space between the floor and the bottom of the window than windows that operate vertically.
Whether you have a lush green back yard that you want to admire, a mountain range, or some other beautiful view, the best way to do it is with a picture window. Picture windows are typically larger windows that don’t have any breaks and provide unobstructed views. They get their name from providing a frame "around" the view, seemingly turning the outdoors into pictures for you to admire. They usually don't open. They are one of the best options available for simply admiring nature and letting more light into your home.
We hope this information is useful in helping you decide which types of windows to use in your home. Feel free to call us for more information, because Big Creek Roofing is your premier roofing company in Denver, but we also specialize in the inspection, installation, and maintenance of your home windows. With us, you will find the knowledge and experience to complete your project ethically, on time and within your budget – whether it's a new project or routine inspection and maintenance.
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