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Types of Residential Windows

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Minnesota homeowners have many choices for residential windows. No matter the type of residential windows installed at your home, Glass Source is here for you when a pane becomes chipped, cracked, or broken. Our professional team can replace the glass and repair screens in all types of windows. Here are the most common types of residential windows we service.

Double-Hung  and Single-Hung Windows

Double-hung and single-hung windows are the most common residential window types. In single-hung windows, the bottom sash slides up and down in the frame. In double-hung windows, both the top and bottom sashes slide in the frame. Most double- or single-hung windows are double-paned for added insulation. Glass Source can replace one or both panes, depending on what is damaged.

Casement Windows

Casement windows operate on a crank at the base of the window. They are common above kitchen sinks and other areas where it would be difficult to open a double- or single-hung window. Casement windows let in plenty of natural light and provide good air circulation when open.

Bay and Picture Windows

Bay and picture windows bring a lot of natural light into the home. Bay windows are curved and offer extra space within the home. Many are constructed of multiple double-hung or casement windows. Others are made of a series of picture windows. Picture windows are large panes of glass that are larger than the standard residential window. Due to their size, they cannot open or close. However, they provide an exceptional view to the outdoors and provide ample natural light.

Slider Windows

Slider windows are good alternatives to casement windows or picture windows where a homeowner would like the option to open the window for air flow. In a slider window, the panes slide laterally across the window. Slider windows come in all sizes and are popular choices in contemporary design.

Transom Windows

Transom windows have been a popular choice in homes for decades. Originally designed to increase air flow around the home, modern transom windows are used as an accent above another window or door. Transom windows can add lots of drama and natural light to a room, especially when placed above a picture window. No matter the type of window you have in your home, you can trust the Glass So