Types of Window Replacement

What type of window is perfect for your window replacement project? Here we take a look at the top options with some valuable hints and tips for choosing the right type of window:


Vinyl replacement windows are the most common type of frame installed in modern homes, for a number of reasons.

Along with lower cost, lower maintenance is one of the top reasons that homeowners choose vinyl.

What’s even better is the fact that any type of window style, including a custom-designed window, can be produced with a vinyl frame.

Full Frame

Full frame window replacement costs are higher than a standard replacement.

These windows won’t suit every homeowner. You will not need a full replacement if you just want to replace one or two windows in the home.

Full frame windows are also generally the more expensive replacement option because they involve the most labor, materials, and skill.

Double Pane

Double pane replacement windows are made with two panes of glass fitted into a frame and separated by an air-filled or gas-filled space.

They cost more than single-pane windows, but they can substantially reduce your energy bills. 

These windows will significantly reduce noise pollution from outdoors.



Although a sizeable installation may cost you thousands in materials and labor, bay windows replacement will bring extra lighting and space, not to mention curb appeal.

There is no doubt that you will definitely get a return on your investment with this type of window.

Boxed bay window generally has a larger front sash and two side sashes while full bay windows are much larger and installed in living rooms and bedrooms.


You can bring more of the outside world into your home by replacing an existing window with a garden window.

Garden windows are a little more complex than your average home window. They have a few special features to consider.

These windows are less weatherproof and insulating than other window options, so it’s strongly recommended to get professionals to do the installation.


If you want to protect your home from bad weather and improve your energy efficiency, you might have heard that storm windows.

Even though they’re designed to fit over existing windows, they can prevent air infiltration effectively.

Good-quality storm window replacements cost way less than many other types of replacement windows.

Double Glazed

Upgrading to double-glazed windows is a great way to increase your home’s energy efficiency, improve your general comfort levels and bring your energy bills down.

If you have an otherwise properly-sealed home, you can expect to reduce your energy usage by up to 24 percent in cold climates in winter.

It can also reduce energy usage by up to 18 percent in hot climates in summer.

Single Hung

Single-hung windows consist of two window sashes arranged vertically. One of the sashes is able to open (by either a sliding or a tilt movement). The other sash is fixed and can’t be opened.

While single-hung window replacements are perfectly adequate for plenty of home renovation projects, they might not suit every home.


The right basement window replacements can really help you make the most of this part of your home.

They should add more square footage, plus act as a source of light and ventilation to be worth the costs involved.

Basement windows tend to get a real beating from water dripping off of roofs and from ground-flow rain, so they tend to deteriorate quickly.


Picture window replacements are usually considered to be part of the renovations of an older, suburban home.

However, they do offer more versatility than that.

Homeowners who choose picture windows as replacements generally install them in living rooms, dining rooms, and upstairs bedrooms.


Replacing any type of windows in your home can be a headache.

If you’re looking at full window replacements, it’s important to pick windows with the right style and functionality. 

Double-hung window replacements are a relatively common and affordable option for your remodel.

Double-hung window replacement costs are also lower than most other styles of window,  so if you’re renovating on a budget, they’re a great option. 


Casement window replacement costs are offset by their superior energy efficiency.

While they are a popular option, they might not work in every home.

As they are usually exterior facing, they have to be secure, attractive and have top-notch weather sealing properties.

Weigh up the pros and cons carefully before signing on the dotted line!


Impact windows can protect your home against damage from strong winds or attempted break-ins.

One of the biggest reasons to install these tough and powerful replacement windows is to maintain your home’s structural integrity in a heavy storm.

Impact windows will take the pressure off you so you won’t have to take days off work before a storm to protect your windows.


If outside noise is disrupting your life, you might have looked at installing soundproof window replacements to help you get some peace and quiet.

It might be worth your while getting a sound specialist into your home to confirm whether noise is actually coming through your windows – or through your chimney, attic vents, and door frames.