Various window styles are available, each offering unique benefits and enhancing the aesthetics and functionality of a space. One popular style is the double-hung window, which consists of two vertically sliding sashes. It provides excellent ventilation control and is easy to clean and maintain. Casement windows are another popular choice, hinged on one side and opening outward with a crank mechanism. They offer unobstructed views, superior airflow, and a tight seal when closed, improving energy efficiency. Awning windows are similar to casement windows but open from the bottom, allowing for ventilation even during light rain. They are ideal for bathrooms or areas where privacy and airflow are requirements. Sliding windows operate on a horizontal track, with one or both panels sliding open. They are easy to use and provide a contemporary look while offering excellent natural light and views.
There are several choices with different benefits when it comes to glass options. Low-E glass is coated with a thin layer that reflects heat, reducing energy consumption and improving insulation. It also helps to minimize UV radiation, protecting interior furnishings from fading. Tempered glass is highly durable and shatter-resistant, making it a safer option, especially in areas prone to extreme weather conditions. Additionally, insulated glass units (IGUs) consist of multiple panes with a layer of air or gas in between, providing improved thermal insulation and reducing noise transmission. The choice of window style and glass option depends on aesthetics, functionality, energy efficiency, and the desired level of safety and insulation. At the Turkstra Design Centre, our experts can help you find the perfect fit your aesthetic and budget.