Different window types offer unique benefits, which is why it can be tough to choose the right ones for the various spaces in your home. Frame materials, function, glass pattern, and beautiful views are just some of the things you may have to consider before making a decision.


To help you out, Renewal by Andersen® of Western New York, the top window company in Orchard Park, NY, discusses three window types and their ideal placement in your home. These are:

Double-Hung Windows

Arguably the most popular window choice today, double-hung windows feature two separate sashes that slide up and down and are best suited for vertical window openings. These are also easy to maintain and can last you for years to come.

When to use: Double-hung windows work well with traditional homes, but modern units from Renewal by Andersen combine these traditional styles with advanced materials. This upgrade makes it a suitable choice for contemporary homes, especially if you plan to install a window air conditioner.

Casement Windows

This window type provides a wide, unobstructed glass surface area for your home. Casement windows feature a single hinge on the left or right, and swing outward by turning the crank handle. Unlike older designs, which came with bulky frames, our casement windows come in svelte frames to maximize your viewing area.

When to use: Casement windows are versatile enough to install in nearly any room in your home. These work well with both modern and traditional styles as long as the grille pattern matches the design. The important thing to keep in mind is that since they swing outward, they can get in the way of areas with heavy foot traffic outside.

Sliding Windows

These offer the unrestricted view of casement windows and the features of double-hungs. The main difference is that these slide horizontally from left to right or right to left. We offer sliding windows in Rochester, NY that eliminate the hassle of sticky functions, so you can simply focus on the beauty of your new windows.

When to use: Since these open and close without protruding, sliding windows make good choices for ranch houses and other horizontal styled homes. These are also favorites for modern homes in which the rooms face the walkways, porches or patio

The views from your windows will make a huge impact on the experience of living in your home. Let Renewal by Andersen of Western New York help you select the best styles and colors for your home today. Give us a call at (585) 481-8006, or fill out our online contact form for a FREE in-home on your window needs.