Choose from a variety of operating styles to suit any space in your home.

Windows Operating Styles

Home windows come in many styles. They can be used in combinations of the same window, such as a bank of casement windows, or you can mix them up, such as a picture window flanked by two casement windows.

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With an awning window, the sash is hinged at the top and swings outward. This allows air to flow into the home with side-to-side ventilation while helping to keep the rain out. This style of window tends to be smaller in size and is often wider than it is tall.

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Horizontal sliding windows are a common style that is very easy to use. The sash slides either to the left or right, depending on where you wish to direct the airflow in the room. Sliders are a good option for larger window sizes.

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For single-hung windows, the bottom sash slides up and down to open and close the window. The top sash stays in place and allows light to enter the home, but not airflow. Because they open vertically, they save space when the exterior faces a patio or walking path.

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With double-hung windows, both the top and bottom sash are operable. Plus, they are easy to clean because the sashes tilt inward, which may be important to you if your window is on a second story. They also offer the same space saving-convenience of a single-hung window.

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Casement windows have a hinge on one side and open outward by rotating a crank-style handle. Because they open like a door, they allow the maximum amount of ventilation into the home. They offer an unobstructed view, similar to a picture window because there is no rail in the center.

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Picture windows provide an unobstructed view of the outside for maximum daylighting. Picture windows are fixed and do not open making them ideal for rooms that need more natural light.

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Bay and Bow windows provide a dramatic accent to exterior walls for added curb appeal. You’ll also gain interior space in your home for furnishings or a permanent window seat. Bay and Bow windows can be flanked with casement windows or single hung windows for ventilation and additional light.

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Radius windows have an arched top and a rectangular bottom. The curve can be subtle or more rounded like a half-circle. These windows are decorative in style and bring a softness to the room.

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With an awning window, the sash is hinged at the top and swings outward. This allows air to flow into the home with side-to-side ventilation while helping to keep the rain out. This style of window tends to be smaller in size and is often wider than it is tall.

Doors Operating Styles

Elevate any space in your home with the perfect patio doors. From classic sliding doors to bifold glass walls, our beautiful doors deliver protection from the elements, secure transitions and welcoming entryways

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Sliding Glass Doors

Engineered to slide along a narrow track, these doors glide gracefully and effortlessly. This feature is especially beneficial for those homeowners who intend on aging in place.

Sliding glass doors bring a good deal of sunlight into the home. This added sunlight has health benefits and can help lower energy costs.

Sliding glass doors have the option for larger panel sizes for great views outside. These views can enrich the homeowner’s experience and increase the home’s resale value.

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Swinging Patio Doors

French doors have been prized for centuries for their beauty. Offering numerous types of grid patterns and glass options, swing doors can add instant charm to your home.

Out-swing doors that open to a deck, patio, or balcony can merge the interior and exterior of a home by keeping them open when entertaining.

Swing doors are ideal for home offices or studies as they allow privacy while still being able to view the adjacent space.

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Pocket Glass Walls

Aluminum pocket doors are “thermally broken,” which means the door frame and glass contain an insulating strip that helps your home maintain a consistent temperature for energy efficiency.

When pocket doors are fully open, there’s no evidence that there was a barrier between the interior and exterior. This look truly captures the essence of “bringing the outside in.”

The narrow frame profile creates a modern look and even sightlines offer a beautiful design aesthetic you’ll be proud to display in your home.

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Bi-Fold Glass Walls

The Thermally Broken Aluminum design provides your home with the year-round, energy efficient comfort you’re looking for.

Bringing in great amounts of natural light and fresh air, bi-fold doors have a natural ability to get attention. Whether open or closed, these doors will turn heads.

Available in standard or a custom sizes, aluminum bi-fold doors are strong and built to last.

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Stacking Glass Walls

Beauty coupled with energy performance, today’s stacking doors boast energy-efficient features, like Low-E coatings and gas fills.

The modern design and narrow frames offer a contemporary style to create the look you’ve always wanted.

Enjoy indoor / outdoor living and get ready to entertain as this door invites people to linger inside and out.

Frame Materials

From the insulated glass to the hardware, each component of a window is encapsulated within the frame. A well-crafted frame begins with high-grade materials that are transformed into windows through a strict quality control process.
We select frame materials with purpose and stand behind every finished product to provide long-lasting performance.

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Vinyl frames are made primarily from polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
This material has many advantages, including being virtually maintenance-free. 

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Fiberglass frames are essentially composed of glass fibers and resin, materials that expand and contract very little with temperature changes in the weather.
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Light yet strong, aluminum windows can be configured into a wide variety of combinations. The narrowness of the frame places the focus on the glass and subsequently, the view it offers.
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Wood has always been praised for its beauty and natural insulating properties inside the home–but presented real challenges in terms of durability on the exterior.

The Right Windows For You

The thought of replacing all or most of your old windows and doors with new ones can be daunting and understandably so. Replacing windows throughout your house could be expensive, not to mention inconvenient but don’t get too discouraged right away. With proper planning to ensure you install the right windows, ones that meet your needs, vision, and budget, this could be one of the best and most financially wise decisions of your life.

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As certified dealers, we are invested in our community and dedicated to providing excellent customer service.

We work with you to select the best windows for your home’s architecture as well as your climate and lifestyle.

Let us help walk you through your replacement or new construction project at a more personalized level.