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Posted on Nov 14, 2018 by Sam Heer

The Most Popular Window Styles and the Rooms They Belong In

Buying replacement windows lets you choose the windows that a particular room needs. If you are planning your window replacement project, let Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois get you started. The following are popular window styles and the rooms they are best for.

Picture Windows

Picture windows are ideal for rooms that face a view or an open deck as well as for rooms that need ample amounts of natural light. If you are considering choosing picture windows for curb facing, ground level rooms, it may allow passersby casually view your interiors too much. Other window styles, or window treatments, should be factored in. If heat from the sun or UV rays is a concern, choose window glass with low-emissivity coatings. Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass packages all have such coatings as a standard feature and can block most of these unwanted parts of sunlight while letting visible light through.

Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows are installed in bedrooms by default and for several reasons. Everyone’s familiar with how they operate and they’re so versatile that they work in any home style, in any room size. In addition to ease of use, double-hung windows provide effective ventilation with just one window when both sashes are opened. Renewal by Andersen double-hung windows feature sashes that can be tilted inward for easy indoor cleaning.

Casement Windows

Casement windows are the most energy-efficient operable windows, thanks to their hinged design. Whereas other window styles feature sashes that slide on tracks, casement window sashes sit on the window frame when closed. If you need a good balance between having a view and effective ventilation, casement windows are a good choice. Note that casement windows are not ideal for walls adjacent to areas with high foot traffic, such as footpaths or the patio.

Bay Windows

If you want to add visual and functional space to any room, a bay window is a great choice. The bay space can be used as additional seating or as a display space. Since bay windows are technically combination windows, you can choose a fixed middle window to capture the view and operable side windows for ventilation.

Whatever window style you choose, Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois can build it for you. Call us today at (866) 693-6707. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation and estimate. We serve many areas in and around Bloomington, Champaign and Galesburg, IL.


"I would recommend RBA of Central Illinois for QUALITY windows and doors. Compared to our old cheap, thin vinyl windows, Andersen blows them away. You can easily tell by how well the sliding doors fit and close, and how heavy duty they are. We also cannot hear the wind rushing through the house in inclement weather anymore! And the black window frames we went with are amazing to look at. Aaron, Al, Darrell, and Cory all were professional and went all out to finish the job, given the weather they had to deal with. I would definitely recommend. They were also on top of communicating with me given the weather delays, and what I could expect for them coming out. Five stars!"

Eric L.

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