Different types of Impact

Types of Impact Windows in Palm Beach, South Florida

Types of Impact Windows

Not only can a window replacement improve your home’s energy efficiency far beyond standard window energy savings fixes, but choosing an impact-safe option can also better protect your family from Florida’s turbulent weather. In fact, we recommend that anyone in a hurricane zone opt for storm-rated glass windows.

Upgrade General Contractors Inc. provides the best quality & various types of impact windows in Palm Beach, South Florida.

The Popular 7 Types of Impact Windows

The most common and popular 7 types of impact windows are:

  1. Single Hung Windows

    Single-hung impact windows are pretty much your everyday window. The bottom glass pane slides up to open, moving down vertically to close again. This window style is ideal for standardly-sized openings and is the most cost-effective option across almost every room of your home.

  2. Double Hung Windows

    Some homeowners choose double-hung windows instead of a single for better airflow. Because of the extra mobility, double-hung windows are often slightly more expensive than single ones. The main difference is that double-hung windows slide up to open up the lower pane and slide down to open the upper pane. That means the glass opens from both the top and the bottom.

  3. Casement Windows

    Whereas single and double-hung windows slide up and down vertically, casement windows open inward (sometimes outward). They often operate by a crank mechanism and can be hinged on either the left or the right, depending on the homeowner’s preference.

    This style offers a more open, clear line-of-sight than single or double-hung windows— without a horizontal middle brace bar obstructing the view to the outside— boating quite a sophisticated look for an elevated aesthetic.

  4. Fixed/Picture Windows

    Sometimes referred to as “window walls,” picture windows can take many forms, from floor-to-ceiling glass to wide panes over a bathtub or in your living room. While these fixed windows don’t open, they can give you the illusion of openness— much like a sunroom— while holistically connecting your indoor and outdoor spaces.

    Because these are typically made using large pieces of impact glass, custom cut to size, this type of window can be a more costly investment compared to other windows.

  5. Roller/Sliding Windows

    This window type is often considered a sophisticated look for dining rooms or spacious bedrooms and can illuminate a space quite brightly since they’re often long windows that stretch across a room. When open, they can let a generous breeze in and a spacious view to the outside. The cost of rollers often depends on their width, but generally speaking on an equal ratio size comparison, they’re comparable to the cost of single-hung windows.

  6. Bay Window

    Bay windows protrude outward, typically spaced in 3’s in a curved fashion. Because these windows hang out over your wall in the exterior, they create the illusion of more space without costly home additions.

    This window style is most typically seen with one larger picture window in the center, with two double-hung windows on each side. The fixed window allows a lot of light in, while the two flanking frames can be opened to enjoy a nice breeze.

    The cost of a bay window depends on which types of windows you choose for the three separate pieces and how large of glass you need to cut.

  7. Skylight Windows

    Skylights are great ways to add natural light to a room without sacrificing privacy or wall space. They can be used to show off a ceiling's striking pitch, bring the beautiful sky “in,” and offer sun and treetop views. This window style is ideal for illuminating hallways or small spaces like bathrooms without extra wall space, but could, of course, be installed in any room of your home.

    While they can be installed with fixed glass, many homeowners choose to invest in crank or motor-operated skylights for added ventilation. This is another important window style for energy-efficient glass since these windows cannot easily be covered with a window treatment.

Why Choose Upgrade General Contractors Inc.?

Upgrade General Contractors Inc. specializes in residential hurricane protection services and commercial construction, including a wide variety of tile roofs, for customers in Miramar, Lighthouse Point, Hypoluxo, Palm Springs, Sea Ranch Lakes, and other parts of our South Florida service area. Whether you need a tile roof to protect a new structure or you need to re-roof in the wake of a storm, we are the tile roof experts in South Florida.

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