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Choosing the Right Window Style for Your Home

Posted 25 May 2017

Darien, IL Windows

There’s never been a better time to shop for windows for your Darien home. The market is filled with a wide variety of styles, designs, materials and features. However, if you’re not familiar with purchasing windows, the process can feel a bit overwhelming. The best way to make sure your Darien, IL windows shopping experience is an enjoyable one is to do your research beforehand to become more familiar with the type of window styles you like and which models would be best suited for your home. To help, we have created a short buyer’s guide to some of the more popular window styles currently on the market.

Double Hung Windows
Chances are you are already familiar with double hung windows, as they are currently the most widely purchased window material on the market. Double hung windows are ideal for spaces that are more long than wide. They operate by sliding up and down, and their tilt-in feature is convenient for cleaning. One of the few downsides associated with this window style is that only half the window can be opened at a time.

Sliding Windows
If you are looking to fill a wider space, sliding windows are an ideal choice for your home. These windows operate with a simple sliding technique, and similar to the double hung windows, only allow one side of the window to open. A similar tilt-in feature also allows for easy clean up.

Casement Windows
Casement windows are particularly well suited for wide spaces, and open using an easy-to-function fold down handle. While the window does allow for easy cleaning, they never fully open, meaning these may not be the windows for you if you are looking to increase the ventilation in your home.

Bay Windows
If you’re looking to brighten up your home or create a more open space within a room, bay windows may be the right choice for you. These windows are made using 3-5 windows hung at various angles to create a 360 effect. These windows are perfect for showcasing a stunning view, and work particularly well in dining rooms or sitting areas. Bay windows can incorporate a bench or sitting area to add on some extra storage.

The best window style for your home is directly dependent upon your needs as a homeowner. At Dilworth Windows & Doors, our team is here listen to the project you have in mind while helping you find the style of window that will best execute your vision. If you’re not sure where to start, or are feeling a bit overwhelmed by the process, we suggest beginning with one of our free consultations where one of our team members will answer any questions you may have about a window style or project idea. To schedule your free consultation today give us a call at (630) 960-4300 or come visit us in person at our showroom floor located at 223 N Cass Ave Westmont, IL 60559.

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