When you think about windows, your first thought might be about the glass itself–the large reflective glass that protects you from the outside and lets you see through it at the same time. So when deciding on a window, you’ll want to find the best one with the biggest glass area without compromising its strength.
That’s why at Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix, we list the top four window replacement types that offers the largest views–and the most light.
1. Picture Windows
The simplest of them all. Picture windows are mostly made out of a static pane of glass that frames an unfiltered portrait of the view, hence its name. They also light up your house by admitting a profusion of daylight, which allows you to save on lighting consumption. At Renewal by Andersen, we use our special High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, which comes in several variants, to protect you from external heat and drafts and rack your energy efficiency up a notch.
2. Casement Windows
Casement windows are economical for both residential and commercial homes. It’s a compromise between a non-operable picture window and one that can be operated. A casement window can be swung open, ideal for rooms that require immediate ventilation, such as the kitchen. Casement windows, because of their large glass area, can also act as an alternative to a picture window when closed.
3. Bay Windows
A Victorian style that is increasingly becoming more popular even in modern homes, bay windows offer a large picture window at the center and two side windows, called “flankers,” that can either be picture windows or operable ones like casement windows or double-hung windows. As bay windows project outward from the exterior wall, they actually reclaim additional floor space, allowing you to furnish the extra room to your heart’s content.
4. Gliding Windows
A gliding window is a horizontal window design that “glides” through the sash of the of the frame when you open it. They are ideally used for hallways or wherever there is a tight fit because they don’t require swing clearance when being operated.
At Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix, we are ready to provide any of these amazing windows for you. Simply contact us at (602) 562-1176 or fill out our contact form to get started. We serve Arizona homeowners, including those in Scottsdale.