7 Common Types of Residential Windows

May 9, 2022


Changing or replacing your windows is a big decision! It will change the way your home looks, and it can make or break your curb appeal. That sounds a little intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! We can help you figure out which windows would be perfect for your home and even increase its value if you plan on selling your house later on. So, here are 7 common types of residential windows you could choose from if you plan on replacing the windows of your home.

Single-hung Windows

Single-hung windows are one of the most common windows you see in homes. They have one immovable sash and another sash that moves up and down to provide ventilation. These windows can be installed in pretty much any area of the home. 

Double-hung Windows

As you can imagine, double-hung windows are similar to single-hung windows, except both sashes move. This provides more ventilation for the home if you want to open both and a nice breeze. 

Slider Windows

Slider windows are more common in modern homes. They allow for plenty of airflow because they act like sliding patio doors but in the form of a window. The panes slide to the left or right on a track.

Awning Windows

Awning windows open by swinging outward on hinges. They provide more ventilation than the other types of windows because they open more. They’re usually installed on top of another window, but they can be placed below one and by themselves. 

Bay Windows

Bay windows consist of 3 panes installed right next to each other. They save and even add space to the home because they often protrude out from the walls. It’s common to utilize these windows for a reading nook or breakfast area. 

Casement Windows

Casement windows are opened with a crank, and they can open to the left or the right. As a result, they provide a lot of natural light and ventilation. Plus, it’s good to have them in hard-to-reach places like over a kitchen sink. 

Transom Windows

Transom windows are similar to awning windows, but these days, they’re inoperable. So they’re always placed above another window or a door. In addition, they’re usually added to homes to bring in more natural light and architectural appeal. 


Keep in mind that these are just a few types of residential windows. If you need help choosing which windows to add to your home or need your roof repaired or replaced, contact Bailey’s Roofing in Ada & Sulphur, Oklahoma, today! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for more information. 

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