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Choosing the Right Window Type and Size for Your Home

When buying new windows, there are many things to consider. Some homeowners take the time to choose the ideal style and design that will fit their home. Another important thing you should consider is the window size. The size of your windows will depend on how you want your home to look from the outside as well as from the inside.

Choosing the Right Window

Double-Hung Windows 

Double-hung windows are the most common type of windows in the United States. They have a wide variety of size choices to fit any rough opening. Since they are one of the versatile window types, they can be used anywhere in your home, such as the bedroom, kitchen and hallways, among other places. Double-hung window width can be anywhere from 24 to 48 inches while the height can range from 36 to 72 inches. 

Picture Windows 

Picture windows are usually for those who want to allow more sunlight into their homes. Designed for architectural appeal, most of these windows don’t open so they can be built in a wide variety of sizes. Picture windows can also be installed in the living room, kitchen and more. There are a lot of options you can choose from, from small to large aesthetic windows. For most standard picture windows, the common width can be from two to eight feet. As for the height, it can range from one to eight feet tall. 

Sliding Windows 

Sliding windows can be found in the bedroom, bathroom, basement, kitchen, or other parts of your home. Keep in mind that these windows are wider than they are tall. If your window dimensions fit into this range, you might want to choose this type for your replacement windows. That way, you can have them installed without needing to change your rough opening. Sliding window horizontal width can be 36 to 84 inches, while the height can be 24 to 60 inches. 

Bay Windows 

Bay windows are very different from your standard window. They can open up your space and bring more light and beauty into your home. By adding one bay window, you can enhance your home’s entire space and beauty at the same time. For the right home, bay windows can be a worthy investment. The width of standard bay windows can be 3 feet 6 inches to 10 feet 6 inches, whereas the height can be 3 feet to 6 feet 6 inches. If you want something larger, you might want to consider custom sizes for bay windows. 

Casement Windows 

Casement windows are hinged windows that can be opened from the side. If you reside in warm areas where you usually rely on outdoor air for ventilation, casement windows may be a great choice for you. As such, they are much better for ventilation purposes than double- or single-hung windows. For most casement windows, the width can range from 1 foot 2 inches to 2 feet 11.5 inches, and the height range from 2 feet 5.5 inches to a maximum of 6 feet 5.5 inches. 

Awning Windows 

Awning windows are hinged at the top and can be opened outward. This allows for more comfortable ventilation. Not only are these windows easy to open and close, but they are also often used with other window styles. During a light rain, you might want to keep them open since they are also considered weatherproof. The width of awning windows is available from 2 feet to 3 feet 10 inches while the height is usually 1 foot 8 inches to 7 feet 8 inches.

Custom Size Windows

If you cannot choose the right window type that can fit into the rough openings of your home, you might want to consider ordering custom windows through your local windows company. You’ll have to give your window measurements to an associate and decide on your preferred frame material and glass. While dealing with custom windows is more time-consuming, you will have windows that are specifically made for your home.

Are you looking for window experts to assist your window replacement project? Look no further than Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis. Call us today at (314) 332-2364, or fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We offer services in Chesterfield, MO.

Reviews

"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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