Replacing Your Windows for Savings, Safety and Style


Working with a professional for window replacement can help you make your home more attractive and secure, and it might even cut your energy costs. An expert will review your options when you’re ready to upgrade.

Double-Hung Windows

Most windows in your home are likely double-hung, which means they slide open from the top or bottom. This is a classic style that is an attractive option for almost any type of residential architecture. Today’s double-hung windows usually come with multiple panes filled with colorless argon gas to maximize their efficiency, and their secure latches help protect your home and loved ones.

Casement and Awning Windows

Casements are typically found in bathrooms or over kitchen sinks, where they can improve ventilation. They are opened from the side by using a crank handle that gives you control of precisely how much air you let in. Casements seal tightly when closed to help conserve energy and increase security.

Similar to casements, awning windows operate with a crank but open from the top rather than the side. Awnings are often chosen for skylights to brighten rooms and increase airflow. When located out of reach, they can be raised electronically or with a pole opener. As with other casement windows, they close securely, and modern awnings are designed to be leakproof to prevent water damage.

Picture Windows

A picture window is often located in an area of your home that provides a scenic view. They usually feature one large fixed pane flanked by additional panes that can be opened. Because of their size, they are frequently positioned to let in a great deal of light and improve airflow, which can help you cut down on cooling costs.

Window replacement can be a great way to upgrade your home. A trusted contractor can assist you in selecting a design to match your taste and will provide expert installation to improve energy efficiency and security.

*Note: This article is for informational purposes only. The information provided in this article is for general guidance and should not replace professional advice. Always consult with experts, such as those at K. Fedewa Builders, before making any home modifications.*