4 Popular Window Styles to Consider for Your Iowa Home
A simple way to enhance the curb appeal of your home is to add or replace your windows. At Haggerty Windows & Siding, we install four popular window styles: double-hung, sliding, bay and bow, and casement windows. Learn about the features and benefits of each style!
Window Installation vs Window Replacement
The first step in choosing a window for your home is to determine whether you are replacing an existing window or having a new window installed. Either way, Haggerty Windows & Siding provides quality services to homes in central Iowa and the surrounding area. Our team of professional window installers will help you every step of the way, making it convenient and hassle free for you.
Popular Window Styles for Your Home
When we say “window styles,” we’re referring to the basic operating style of the windows, each of which has its own benefits. While there are upwards of 20 window styles ever created, there are four styles most suited to Iowa homes due to their affordability, energy efficiency, and strength against severe weather conditions.
A double-hung window has two functional panels that move up and down to allow for ventilation and optimal airflow in your home. Double-hung windows are the most popular style of windows in the U.S. – and for good reason!
Consider double-hung windows if you’re looking for a style that is:
● Energy efficient
● Dual ventilation
● Low maintenance
● Easy to clean
Perhaps the most popular feature of double-hung windows is the glass panels, which are designed with the ability to tilt inward. This makes it convenient to clean the glass panes of your windows. Never climb a ladder again!
A sliding window has panels that glide right or left in a single frame. Sliding windows allow for lots of sunlight to come through, brightening up any space with ample natural light.
There are many reasons to choose sliding windows:
● Low maintenance
● Durable and long-lasting
● Energy efficient
Sliding windows are great for low energy costs and last a long time. The downside is the glass panels are harder to clean compared to double-hung windows.
Bay & Bow Windows
Bay and Bow windows have three to five glass panels, typically configured in an angular style that projects outward from your house.
Reasons to love bay and bow windows:
● Look great inside and outside your home
● Make your home feel bigger and brighter
● Indoor space below the window can be used as a window seat or display area
● Great for curb appeal
One of the minor drawbacks of bay and bow windows is maintenance. Because of the angular configuration and large glass panels, a bay or boy window will likely take you longer to clean. But it certainly gives any space an added touch of sophistication!
Casement windows are attached to a hinge and crank that allows the sash to pivot a full 90 degrees outward.
Reasons to have casement windows:
● Allow for good ventilation
● Screen on the inner windowpane
● Energy efficiency
Hire a Professional for Window Replacement or Installation
Now that you know more about popular window styles, it’s time to hire a professional to get the job done right. Haggerty Windows & Siding is here for you! Our highly skilled window installers will work with you every step of the way, from the initial budgeting process to the window replacement or installation. Our team provides expert care and attention when it comes to windows for your home.
At Haggerty Windows & Siding, we pride ourselves as central Iowa’s local home remodeling contractor. Established in 2006, we proudly serve Urbandale, Des Moines, Clive, Ankeny, and beyond. Our team of experts is eager to provide you with the best windows for your home! Contact us online or give us a call at 515-953-6999.