When shopping for windows for your home, it helps to have some basic knowledge about different styles, materials, and standard window sizes that are currently being offered. This information can help you make an educated decision when ordering your new windows.
The following article provides useful information on average window designs and styles for replacement windows. This should make your decisions much easier when the time to make a final choice comes.
Standard Window Sizes and Styles
Below you will find information on standard window sizes in Canada as well as the different design options that are most popular among Canadian residents.
Picture windows are ideal for those who are looking for items for large window space. They are fixed, which means they do not open. Therefore, if you need ventilation, it is best to flank picture windows with casement windows for maximum airflow. Picture windows provide a gorgeous view as well as an outstanding amount of natural light. This style of window will make any room appear larger and more open.
Double or single sliding windows are among the most popular choices for standard-size windows. This is due to their ease of operation and ability to provide ample natural light and fresh air to such rooms as kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms. They can be offered in a variety of sizes to fit almost any window space.
Double or single hung windows have been the usual choice for homeowners, as they are easy to clean and extremely practical. They are available in many sizes and will work nicely in any room of your home.
Bay or Bow Windows
Most commonly installed in living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms, bow and bay windows are a good choice if you wish to add more space to a room. They create the perfect area for a cozy reading nook, extra storage space, or a comfy window seat. They are typically installed in rooms with wide window openings.
The two most popular styles of crank windows are awning windows and casement windows. They are perfect for smaller, hard-to-reach areas. The use of a cranking mechanism makes them easy to open. Moreover, they are extremely energy-efficient, as they are designed with a compression seal. One of the primary advantages of casement windows is that they can remain open during light rain due to their design without the worry of rain, dirt, or debris entering your home.
This window design is great for those who wish to add a bit of style to their home. Architectural-style windows can be custom designed in a wide array of sizes and shapes. They are great for those rooms in which you want to create a dramatic feel, as they are offered in such shapes as diamonds, circles, half-circles, and hexagons.
All of the aforementioned window styles can be custom-made to fit the look of your home. From decorative glass options, such as stained glass, frosted, or tinted windows to the addition of stylish window grids, there are countless possibilities to customize your windows.
Contact NorthTech Windows and Doors to speak to a member of our staff about the options for customers as well as standard size windows. We can arrange to meet with you in your home to help you find the best windows for your needs. Call us today to get started with window replacement.