It isn’t uncommon for homeowners to overlook the style of their windows and they are often just seen as something a home comes with. This can be a real shame as there are so many different types of windows on the market these days and they can make a real design statement. There will probably come a time that some of the windows in your property will need replacing and when this happens, you should take some time to consider the different options you have. 

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of which window is best, selecting new windows is heavily dependant on your location, the architectural design of your home and also your needs regarding the functionality of the window. For this reason, Brackenwood Windows has put together an easy to understand window buying guide, looking into four of the most popular designs to help you make your decision. 

Casement windows

This type of window is one of the most frequently seen in homes up and down the country. When you think of classic windows, many people will envisage a casement window. These windows are attached to their frame by one or more hinges at the side and they open like a door, they are often used in pairs within a singular frame. These windows are a classic design and they are well suited to contemporary properties as well as traditional homes. 

Tilt and turn windows

This type of window is slowly becoming one of the most popular, mostly due to the fact that it is versatile and convenient. Tilt and turn windows do exactly what you’d expect from their name, one window can either be tilted open from the top or fully opened from the side. The overall look of these windows isn’t too dissimilar from the look of casement windows but, many people favour them simply because of their multiple uses. 

Sliding sash windows 

This type of window has been used in property for hundreds of years now and they are often associated with authentically styled properties. A sliding sash window is made up of two panes of glass that sit on top of one another, to open these windows the bottom pane slides up to sit next to the top pane. When fully open, this type of window provides you with a huge open space. They have a traditional look to them but, with many modern takes being created they are perfect for any property. 

Bay and bow windows 

These types of windows are slightly different but, they give off a similar look from the outside of a property. To put it simply, bay windows require there to be a bay in the room whereas, bow windows create the illusion of a bay but you don’t require anything specific in order to install them. Both bay and bow windows allow huge amounts of light into a room and they are usually made up from multiple casement windows. They instantly create a luxurious feel to a property. 

Choosing the best windows for your home 

There is no denying that understanding the different options available can make things much easier when it comes to choosing the best windows for your home. If you have any questions at all about any of the styles mentioned above, or you’d like to see these windows in person, Brackenwood Windows will gladly help. We specialise in classic windows and doors and, you can come and visit our showroom to view our wide selection of replacement windows in Hampshire.