Customizing Your Windows: Options for Style, Size, and Shape

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When it comes to selecting new residential windows, there are many options available in terms of style, size and shape. While reviewing your options may feel overwhelming, having a number of choices makes it easier to find the right fit for your Arizona home.

On average, residential windows need to be replaced every 15 to 20 years. Depending on how long you have lived in your home, you may be buying windows for the first time! The benefit is that you can choose the best windows for your home based on your budget, needs and lifestyle.

When you purchase your windows through Greco Roman Construction and Design, you’ll have access to the highest quality windows on the market. We only carry brand names such as Pella, ProVia, Milgard, GreenSky and Andersen. These windows can also be customized based on style, shape and size.

Below are the most popular options to consider when selecting new residential windows for your desert home.

Single-Hung Windows

Single-hung windows are a classic and popular window style that features a single operable sash on the bottom and a fixed sash on top. They are easy to operate and offer good ventilation, making them a great choice for bedrooms, living rooms and other areas of the home. They are also less expensive than double-hung windows.

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows are similar to single-hung windows, except they feature two operable sashes that slide up and down. This allows for better ventilation and easier cleaning. Like single-hung windows, double-hung windows are versatile and a good option for nearly every room in the home. They are more expensive than single-hung windows, however.

Casement Windows

Casement windows are hinged on one side and open outward with a crank handle. They provide excellent ventilation and are a great option for rooms where you want to increase airflow, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Casement windows are also secure and work well with other window styles.

Awning Windows

Awning windows are similar to casement windows but are hinged at the top and open outward. They provide good ventilation as well, but they still offer protection from rain and other elements. We recommend awning windows for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms since they work well in small spaces.

Picture Windows

Picture windows are large windows that are fixed, meaning they do not open. They simply provide a clear view of the outdoors and bring in plenty of natural light. Picture windows work well in living rooms and dining rooms, where you want a clear view but not necessarily airflow. We’ve also seen them in master bathrooms. They’re also highly secure and efficient.

Bay and Bow Windows

With their unique shape, bay and bow windows can transform the look of your space! They feature multiple windows that are arranged in a curved or angled shape, with the center window typically being the largest. You can use them to create a cozy nook in your kitchen while also getting a great view of the outdoors.

Aside from the above style options, there are also many size and shape options for residential windows. Most windows can be customized to fit nearly any opening, and you get to choose from a variety of frame materials, glass types and energy-efficient options to further enhance your windows.

To learn more about the windows that will fit your home and budget, contact Greco Roman Construction and Design for a free in-home consultation.