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Basic Window Styles and Their Primary Uses
Basic Window Styles and Their Primary Uses | Universal Roofing & Exteriors

Basic Window Styles and Their Primary Uses

Replacing a window or a door can be challenging, especially if you don’t know what to expect. From energy-efficient doors, double-hung windows, and sliding patio doors, to low-E coated replacement windows, bay and bow windows, and entry doors, there are perhaps hundreds of different types, styles and designs you can choose from.


It pays to familiarize yourself with the most popular styles of windows as well as the different rooms and architectural designs they pair well with if you are to look for a good replacement for your home. Here are a few of the most widely used windows from our experts at Universal Roofing & Exteriors.

Double-Hung Windows

When people say windows, whether it’s traditional ones or energy efficient-windows, the first style that pops to mind are double-hung windows. This classic style has been around for quite some time and therefore fits perfectly well with old-fashioned homes. However, newer designs have upgraded the classic double-hung and modern contemporary homes can now also make use of this versatile style.

Casement Windows

Casement windows are opened and closed at their hinges using a crank. They offer better air circulation than double or single hung windows, although size plays a role in this as well. Casements are another classic style that has been around since the early days of homebuilding. As such, they work incredibly well in older homes such as ranch and craftsman-style homes.

Picture Windows

Unlike double-hung and casements, a picture windows installation is better suited for modern and post-modern homes. These windows offer expansive glass areas, but they are also inoperable, which means they cannot be opened or shut. Use them in your living rooms to frame amazing outdoor views.

Explore more window styles and the types of homes they fit in with the help of our professionals at Universal Roofing & Exteriors. Give us a call at (317) 257-0779 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Indianapolis and other nearby areas in IN.

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