Types of Residential Windows

Investing in new residential windows can improve your home’s comfort, appearance, and energy efficiency. Look for an installer that offers a wide selection of durable and long-lasting window materials.

North Alabama Glass has been providing home improvement services since 1947. Its staff repairs and installs fogged insulated window glass, storm doors, and patio doors. It also installs storefront doors using Lexan and Plexiglass products.

Bay and Bow Windows

Adding a bay or bow window to your home creates an expansive space that improves natural light and ventilation. It also adds architectural charm to your home and a scenic view of the surrounding landscape.

The angled design of these windows makes your home feel larger, and the extra square footage can be used for seating, a reading nook or a spot to display vases or flowers. They’re especially helpful above kitchen sinks and in the living room.

While bay windows typically feature two operable angled windows with a fixed, inoperable picture window between them, they can include up to four venting windows, including casement and double-hung. These window types are ideal for transitional and contemporary homes, but they look beautiful in any style home.

Awning Windows

Designed with a pivot at the top that opens outward, awning windows are a perfect window set for areas higher up on your home like over kitchen sinks or bathtubs. They provide ventilation and are easier to open than most other types of window sets.

These energy efficient windows help to keep the heat in during winter and out during summer, resulting in lower energy bills. They also close more tightly than traditional windows and have locking mechanisms for added security.

When selecting a residential window installation contractor, look for one with years, ideally decades, of experience working with various types of replacement windows. They’ll be more likely to understand the local climate and your home’s requirements, helping you get the best results. A reputable installer will also be certified by leading brands and industry groups.

Sliding Windows

In homes where functionality and beauty are key, sliding windows are an ideal option. They allow for large panels of unobstructed glass and let in a lot of natural light, which helps keep home interiors comfortable during hot and humid summers.

They are easy to use and require little maintenance, as they have fewer moving parts. They are also highly customizable and come in many options to suit different aesthetic preferences.

They can be installed in kitchens to provide a larger view of the outdoors and are a great choice for spaces that don’t have enough space for a casement window. They can also be opened to the side to allow for ventilation and are easy to clean. They are available in wood and vinyl.

Garden Windows

A garden window is a three-dimensional window that extends outward from the wall of your home. Its “greenhouse-like” structure provides a cozy place to display plants and herbs that thrive with natural light.

These windows are a great way to add architectural interest to any room, especially in the kitchen, living room, or bathroom. They can be opened from both sides to bring in fresh air and allow sunlight to naturally illuminate your interior.

Our garden windows feature high-insulating values that reduce outside noise and drafts and can help save you money on your energy bills. They also offer a variety of customization options to match your Madison, AL, style preferences.

Tilt-and-Turn Windows

Tilt-and-turn windows resemble casement or awning windows in appearance, but they feature a hinged operation mechanism that allows them to open in two different ways. They can swing inward at a 90-degree angle for ventilation or tilt inward from the top to let in gentle breezes and fresh air.

These windows are easy to clean and offer excellent security. They can be opened and closed using a simple handle or locked shut to guard against forced entry.

These windows are ideal for areas with a limited floor space because they slide horizontally rather than vertically. They’re also easier to maintain than other window types. They’re a great choice for homes with a lot of natural light. You can decorate them with curtains, a garden window ledge, or other features.