Window Styles - Advantages and Disadvantages

No one style of window is "the best" for all applications. Each window operation style has its own advantages and disadvantages. For example, one style may suit your choice of heritage architecture better, but may be more difficult to open in locations such as over the kitchen sink. In general, the relative "strengths and weaknesses" exist no matter what material (PVC, Aluminum clad wood, or other) the window is made of, and no matter which company manufactures the window. The following tips are provided to help you choose which style of operation is best suited to your needs.

Casement & Awning Sliding Fixed & Picture

Sliding Windows

Vertical Sliding Windows


Specific advantages of Single Hung Windows

Specific advantage of Double Hung Windows


Horizontal Sliding Windows