Your Window Options
There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting the window styles that are right for your home – your home’s existing architecture, privacy needs, natural light, ventilation, functionality, ease of operation, cleaning, and of course energy-efficiency. Long Windows makes it easy. All of our windows are extremely energy-efficient and make your home comfortable year round. So, all you need to decide on is which style Long Window best suits your needs and decor!
Types of Windows
There are a number of window options to consider from traditional double-hungs to more modern sliders. No matter which style Long Window you choose, it will be custom made to the size you need and the finish and options you desire.
Double Hung Windows
Double hung windows are one of the most common windows and are a great choice for a period home. It consists of two sashes that slide vertically up and down in the frame. They can open wide from either the top or the bottom, but they remain inside the frame so they don’t protrude out to the exterior or interior of the house. Only half of the window can be open at one time.
Another common window, casement windows are hinged vertically to swing in and out like a door and operated with a crank.
Awning windows are similar to casement windows but are hinged horizontally and open outward to let in air from the bottom. They can be installed above, below or alongside a stationary or operating window.
Hopper windows are similar to awning windows, except hoppers vent at the top and open into your room instead of out. They are great for letting air and light in but keeping rain out. They are usually placed above doors or alongside other windows for extra light and ventilation and they are also ideal for brightening up dark basements and small bathrooms while still providing security and privacy.
Gliding along a track, sliding windows have at least one operating window that slides horizontally over or past the other window. They are most often used in modern- or contemporary-style houses.
Bow and Bay Windows
Generally, bay or bow windows give you more interior space, as they protrude out from the exterior of the siding of the house. They are a combination of windows often with a stationary window in the middle flanked by either double-hung windows or casements.
Picture windows are especially popular in ranch-style homes. They are large fixed windows (don’t open) typically flanked by 2 casements or double-hung windows. Picture windows let in the maximum amount of light and views of the outdoors.
Bring sunshine, outdoor views and a little greenhouse into your kitchen, or any room of your home, with a garden window.
Looking for something more unique for your home? Want to make a statement with a special shape or design? Just let the experts at Long Windows know what you’re looking for and we can bring your ideas to life with our specialty windows.
Interior and Exterior Color Options
While white is still the most popular window color – there are other options these days.
Grille Options and Designs
If you prefer the look of grilles, they now are placed between the panes of glass creating the desired look while preserving the smooth, easy-to-clean glass surface inside and out.