Are you ready to install new windows in your New Jersey or New York home, but feeling overwhelmed by all the choices? Deciding which replacement window style is best for your home doesn’t have to be complicated or stressful if you first learn the features and differences between window styles.

This Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro blog post includes a brief snapshot of the different styles, and a link to help you learn more.

Awning Windows & Hopper Windows

Awning replacement windows typically have one window sash attached to the frame by one or more hinges on the top of the frame. The window swings outward, forming an umbrella-like channel that keeps rainwater from coming inside during a gentle shower. Hopper windows are just the opposite: they have a hinge on the bottom and open inward. Learn more about awning windows and hopper windows.

Bow & Bay Windows

New Jersey Bay and Bow Replacement WindowsBow and Bay configurations enhance interior living spaces, while adding a touch of depth and character to the curb appeal and overall exterior aesthetic of your home. Bow windows tend to have a boxier appearance and sharper lines while bay windows are a bit more rounded and have graceful arches and elegant curves. Learn the difference between bow and bay windows.

Casement Windows

Casement windows feature a sash that is hinged on the side, and may be configured to swing outward or inward, depending on the surrounding landscape and any nearby exterior structures, or a homeowner’s preference. Discover why casement windows have the highest energy efficiency of any operable window.

Double Hung Windows

Double hung replacement windows are among the most popular window styles. This style features two window sash that both open by moving vertically. People say they love the top and bottom ventilation option, and the easy, tilt-to-clean design. Explore reasons the double-hung window is so popular.

Sliding Windows (aka Gliding Windows or Sliders)

Sliding windows, also known as gliders or sliders, offer clean, classic styling that does not take up any floor space. This style is perfect for any room where a swing-out style would interfere with traffic patterns or landscaping. Read about the benefits of installing sliding windows in New Jersey and New York metropolitan homes.

Picture Windows (aka Fixed Windows)

Replacement Picture Windows New JerseyA picture window provides an expanded viewing area compared to other window styles of similar shape and size, but provides zero air circulation. It is used in rooms that have other operable windows for ventilation and emergency egress. Compare fixed windows and operable windows.

Specialty Shaped Windows

specialty shape replacement windowsSpecialty shapes – typically geometric shapes – can be used to enhance certain architectural elements in a home, create a focal point, or add a unique feature that reflects the homeowner’s personality and character. These windows are fixed windows. They can be manufactured with or without grilles and patterned glass to add unique artistic elements. Explore window treatments for specialty windows.

Schedule a Consultation with Your Personal Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Representative

Learning all you can about replacement window styles and functions will help you when designing the windows for each room in your home. This is the best way to ensure you’ll be satisfied with your new replacement windows long after the installation is complete. The Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro team is available to answer any questions you have about different styles, features, accessories and performance. To schedule a private, no-obligation in your home with a replacement window specialists simply fill in the short form on this page or dial 1-888-826-2451 to reach a representative in your neighborhood.



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