Windows are considered the most unvalued part of the apartment. Windows act as a connection between the interior of the apartment and the outside world. They add attractiveness to your apartment and are an important means to exhibit the interior view of the apartment. Windows also help you to have a backyard view and also provide ventilation. They are also an important means of the light from the sun, decreasing the heating costs. Windows help to make your apartment warmer or cooler following the geological location of the apartment and season.
If you are looking to install a new window in the apartment or replace older ones, you should know which type would be best for you. Each type has a different look and function.
7 Popular Window Types for Your Apartment Renovation
Here we have discussed the seven types of windows which will suit your apartment.
Awning windows open from the bottom and extend in the outward direction. Adding to the ventilation, these also protect from the outdoor elements when opened. If you like to keep your windows open during rainfall, awning windows are a good option for you. Compared to the casement windows, rather than opening along with the vertical plan, awning windows open from the frame’s top. Awning windows are hinged at the upper part of the window frame, adding to the elegance and uniqueness of the apartment. In the market, awning windows are available in wood, fiberglass, or vinyl.
- Easy to operate
- Hinders the entry of rain and snow
- Excellent insulation
- Hard to clean
- Reduce the outer space
- May broke easily
Type of front window, giving a classic look and increasing attractiveness of the apartment. With a complicated architectural design, the bay window consists of three panels. Two of them are angled on each side of the one middle panel which is straight and fixed, creating a bay inside. The design of bay windows maximizes the outside view from the inside and allows a greater amount of sunlight to enter. The bow window looks the same as bay windows, except for the design which is curved in the bow window.
- Gives elegancy and aesthetic look
- Letting in a lot of sunlight
- Offering an extensive view of the outer side
- Not easy to install
- Very costly
- May block outer space
The crank window is another name used for casement windows, due to their opening method. The basic structure of the casement window is just like a door, swinging from a hinge and opening outward. Casement windows are the conventional style of windows and may consist of single or double panels. Commonly casement windows are typically installed in areas that are hard to reach i.e., in the kitchen above the sink. To get a broader outer view this window and picture window can be combined. To make them weathertight there is a strong seal around casement windows.
- Easy to operate
- Maintain good airflow
- Limitation of size (small in size)
- Its parts may break down
- Not favorable for room air conditioner
Picture windows are fixed, motionless, and do not have any sliding mechanism to open them. The picture window consists of a glass panel that is rectangular. The name picture window is due to the fact these windows frame outer view like the frame of the picture. Picture windows also do not offer any kind of obstacle for sunlight allowing its maximum penetration. The seal of the window is weather-tight and soundproof. Picture windows, in contrast to solid windows, are bad energy efficient. Allowing heat loss during winter and causing overheating during summer.
- Easy to fix
- Giving a broader outside view
- Poor energy efficient
- No ventilation
The slider window consists of two panes, one is moveable in the horizontal direction while the other remains motionless. Moveable pane slides over stationed one. Slider windows are a simple kind of windows letting in the greater fresh air, most common are in bedrooms, living rooms, and other parts. Also, improve the sunlight penetration in your room. Except for the lock, slider windows lack any other component. You can install slider windows in areas from where you can view your garden.
- Enduring and long-lived
- May get stuck sometimes
- Can be hard to clean the outer portion
- View may be blocked by the central frame
Single or Double Hung Windows
Single-hung and double-hung windows are similar with the difference in the movement of the panel. In the case of a single-hung window, the top pane (also known as the upper sash) is immobile while the lower sash moves in the vertical direction to open the window. While in the case of the double-hung window, both the top and bottom panels are mobile. These windows are also economical in terms of space because they don’t open outward and consume less space. These require proper maintenance to work efficiently. Double-hung windows are a little more expensive than single-hung windows. These windows can be painted dark black or grey to give fancier look to your apartment, looking like glass block windows.
- Maintenance is very easy and cheap
- Have different designs and are easy to install
- Less space consumption, don’t cause hindrance in walkways
- The window sash may get loose, causing a slipping problem
- Restricted ventilation
- Less weather tight
Skylights windows are those which are installed on the ceiling to get an ariel view and a greater amount of natural light. Skylights windows are the best option for those who are limited by outer walls to get light. Skylights windows are of two types i.e., fixed or mobile (to allow airflow). Mobile skylight windows can be opened manually. Another option is to install skylight windows that operate on electricity and can be operated through a push button. Skylights windows offer beautiful sky view and can be utilized as an escape route in case of emergency
- Naturally lightens dark interior spaces
- Offering solar light, indirectly
- Adding aesthetic values to your apartment
- Any damage or improper seal can lead to leakage
- Difficult to clean
- Require a big budget to install and maintain
Valet Works Can Help You with Renovating Your Apartment
If you are looking to modernize your apartment, Valet Works constructions provides the service of “Apartment Renovations”. Our working experience in past at different construction sites has mended us with great skills to perform our work skillfully to meet the desires of the owner. With different ideas and a variety of window styles, we will make your apartment more attractive and elegant.