How Window Style Affects A Window’S Performance

When taking into consideration the various window styles, you should look further than its visual and energy efficiency benefits. How the window performs and how it is used every day also does matter. The most popular window styles are casement and double-hung windows because they are perfect for most windows installation projects.


Efficient ventilation consists of two openings in a room; one opening to vent out stagnant air and another to cycle fresh air in through the ensuing air pressure. Theoretically most window styles are able to form such openings, both double-hung and casement windows are perfect for such purposes.

Casement windows are suitable for large rooms, as their hinged design enables full use of the entire window opening.

Double-hung windows are a distinctive case, as the dual-sash design can be opened in such a way that there are two openings.

Air Leakage

Air leakage is an important factor when deciding upon replacement window styles. When there is less air leakage, it means much better energy efficiency. Additionally, it also helps to protect your home from water leaking in through gaps in the window. While most high-quality replacement windows have weather striping and other materials that protect against such leaks. Casement windows have built in resistance to air leakage, which make an ideal choice.

Custom Windows

The most effective way to get the windows that your home requires without diminishing on its other benefits is to hire a window company that builds custom windows. While the previously mentioned window styles are available as pre-built units, you will not get the same level of fit, overall performance and warranty coverage that custom windows provide.

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