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Philadelphia Trend of the Month: Homeowners Choose Different Types of Windows

Posted on October 24, 2019 in Pella Windows & Doors of Philadelphia

Just like the people that live in them, people’s homes are incredibly unique. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a ranch on one hundred acres or in a development. Your home is unique to you and your windows need to reflect that. Finding the right type of window for your home can be hard without help, but luckily, we’re here to find just the perfect choice for your home.

Our sales team sees some of the best and newest trends when they’re out spending time with their customers and helping them to replace their windows and doors. They’re all throughout our city each and every day both seeing and installing some of the newest, most modern trends. When it comes to modernizing and updating your home, you couldn’t take advice from a better source! Luckily we’re curating the month’s trends that we’ve noticed, just for you in Philadelphia, every single month. This month’s trend? Our homeowners are utilizing our sales reps to find the very best type of windows for their homes. So what’s the right type of window for your home? Here are a few things to consider:

Sight Lines

sliding windows

This affects your view from the inside of your home. Some people prefer open clear views and others like to design an aesthetic and look with their windows. Neither is right or wrong and each is completely dependent on personal preference. How many or how few sight lines your want in your windows can determine what style is best for you and your home. For example, casement and awning windows can be good options for homeowners who don’t want many sight lines, whereas double and single hung windows might be better for homeowners who do want or care less about the sight lines in their home.

Air Flow

Air flow really will be more of a factor in warm weather so whether or not you have central air can play a part in this as well. If you’re just looking for a light breeze, this can be less of a factor for you as all styles of windows will allow for this. If getting more of a breeze is important to you, then a double-hung window might be the best answer for you. If you live in an area that doesn’t get much breeze and you need to direct what breeze you do get, casement or awning windows might be a better answer as you can adjust them to better catch slight breezes.


double hung windows

Sight lines and the type of window you choose play a part in the amount of light let that enters your home. Factors like between-the-glass blinds can also impact how much light enters a space. These allow you to control the amount of light let into your home, which can be a huge advantage for some homeowners.


Function can sometimes come down to personal preference, but most people will not let it completely determine their window selection. Each window type operates differently. Double-hung windows, for example, can be opened from the top sash or the bottom sash, whereas casement windows can be opened with a handle.

Home Stylecasement windows

The style of your home and sometimes the windows in your home before you replace can also help determine what type of window you get. Some homes will be in historic districts that have certain requirements for their windows, some homes simply won’t match well with certain window types, and some window types might not fit in the openings already in your home.

Regardless of which type of window you end up thinking you want, learning more about the pros and cons of each can make sure you get the perfect window type for your home. If you’d like to learn more about the different types of Pella windows, reach out to one of our sales consultants here

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