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Types of Windows

Ultra Windows Installs a Variety of Windows in Houston, TX

Enlisting the services of experienced professionals to design and install your windows is key in order to ensure that the beauty of your home is enhanced and your home’s energy efficiency is optimized. Installing the wrong type of window, or even incorrectly installing the right type can result in serious consequences down the road. When not properly installed, even the highest quality windows can experience cracked joints, allow for the passage of heat or cold into your home, and might even expose the interior of your home to moisture that could result in structural damage, damage to the windows, and the accumulation of mold and mildew.

In addition to having your windows professionally installed, choosing the right type of window for your home is important as well. To choose the best type of window for your needs, you should consider your budget, the ease of maintenance, visual appeal, and special characteristics.

Types of Windows to Consider

Double Hung Windows

One of the most common types of windows found in modern homes is the double hung window. An extremely versatile, easy to clean option, the double hung window allows for the lower sash to move upward and the upper sash to move downward to suit your preference. Additionally, with most high quality double hung windows, both sashes can be titled inward to make cleaning a snap.

Casement Windows

Casement windows are known for being energy efficient because they are constructed from single layers of glass instead of having multiple sections like some other types of windows. Since this type of window is hung from hinges and opens horizontally, full ventilation and more directed airflow is achieved.

Fixed Light & Geometric Shape Windows

Fixed light windows are designed to maximize light flow and enhance your view from inside your home. They are available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes and can even be custom made to meet your unique needs and style. Flowing curves, sharp angles, and impressive arches add character and interest over doorways, to the areas surrounding other windows, or even by themselves. Since this type of window does not open, security is maximized.

Bay, Bow & Garden Windows

Create a magnificent frame of the view outside, maximize natural lighting, and even nourish your indoor garden with sunlight when you choose bay, bow, or garden windows. Bay, bow, and garden windows can be designed in a variety of sizes and angles to fit your unique space. Whether you choose fixed or operational windows, this option is a beautiful way to add character and charm to your home.

Cottage Style Windows

With cottage style windows, the bottom sash is larger than the top sash. Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, this type of window is typically designed with both sashes being operational however in some situations the top sash is stationary. Reverse cottage style windows, where the top sash is larger than the bottom, is also a popular choice.

Fixed Glass Window Walls

Give the illusion of added space, eliminate barriers that interfere with your view of the outdoors, or add charm to the area between your home’s interior and your deck or patio with fixed glass window walls. Growing in popularity for both residential and commercial structures, today’s window walls are energy efficient and visually appealing.

Window Installation in the Houston, Texas Area

Durable windows safeguard your home against the elements and intruders, and help improve energy efficiency. Ultra Windows’ installation includes the finest materials that will last and stand up to our lifetime window installation warranty. Composite shims, corrosion resistant screws, AAMA certified caulks, and our unique weather tight window installation are absolutely critical to comfort, usability, and energy efficiency over the long haul.

Once you’ve seen our Ultra weather tight window installation system, we’re confident that you’ll want nothing less for your home. You only intend to buy new windows once. Shouldn’t they be installed right the first time?

Contact Ultra Windows for expert window installation in and around the Houston area!

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