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Window Styles: A Simple Guide

When it comes to choosing replacement windows, several factors must be taken into consideration. Frame materials, glazing options and energy efficiency are all important, but the window style is something you should prioritize from the start.

Bay window

Double-Hung Windows

Clean and simple, these operable windows are arguably the most recognizable window styles available today. With two sashes that slide vertically, they allow access to better air circulation around your home. If you are looking to boost your home’s energy efficiency, these are the windows to consider.

Casement Windows

This particular window style is the go-to option for many homeowners until sashed windows became popular. They have single or double panels that are hinged on the side, which means they open outward. These are a great choice if you want to increase natural ventilation and bring more natural light into your home.

Sliding Windows

Thanks to the windows’ sleek frames and wide glass area, they fit well in modern and contemporary homes. Sliding windows also allow you to maximize the space inside your home.

Picture Windows

Despite being fixed and inoperable, picture windows help maximize your home’s outdoor view. They also provide an airtight and durable seal to ensure consistent indoor comfort while keeping your monthly utility bills from spiking. They can even serve as accents for other windows and even French doors.

Bay and Bow Windows

If the focus of your window replacement is on aesthetics, bay and bow windows are the way to go. The former features a main window flanked by two others on both sides at an angle while the latter is made up of at least four panes that form a gentle arc. These windows bring in natural light, opening up your space and making it more spacious.

When you turn to Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis for windows, you will work with our expert design team to choose the right fit for your home. Your sense of style shines through in the choice you make for your home, and we’ll help you make the right selections based on your style, budget and your home’s spatial constraints.

To learn more about our windows, French doors and sliding patio doors, give us a call at (314) 983-9977, or fill out our contact form. We serve homeowners in St. Louis and the surrounding areas.

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"We had a large picture window and two side windows replaced. Everyone from the person who took our order to the installers were top notch. We got exactly what we wanted. Granted, we had to wait a few months, just like you do for everything these days, but we were told that up front. The windows were well worth the wait. We've replaced windows before by going to home maintenance stores. Don't waste your money on those. Our Renewal by Andersen windows look great, they operate like a dream, and are worth every penny. Quality through and through."

C. Roberts Owens | RbA of St. Louis, MO - Maryland Heights

"My new windows look great!! I can feel the difference in my house and my furnace is no longer staying on constantly. My installation crew was polite, tidy and speedy. It couldn't have went better"

D. Holland Schneider | RBA OF ST. LOUIS, MO - MARYLAND HEIGHTS

"The workmen were very professional and did a great job. Cleaned up everything. I am very pleased with the new windows. Beautiful!"

B. Young | RBA OF ST. LOUIS, MO - MARYLAND HEIGHTS

"From start to finish everyone we dealt with were total professionals.. The project process was well communicated, the installers did an excellent job and the windows - I’m so excited about our new windows! They look great. I can’t believe I’m saying this but I am looking forward to cleaning them. And it was obvious immediately that the insulation is vastly better than the old windows. Also, I am just a customer who gets nothing for this endorsement. I just appreciate good service and an excellent product. This company knows how to do it right."

B Stewart | RBA OF ST. LOUIS, MO - MARYLAND HEIGHTS

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