Best types of residential windows
Particularly for a house, a window is a significant factor that can control how much light and air circulation will flow from inside to outside. A lot depends on the size of the windows, but the type is also key for specific needs in every part of the property.
Having the right style of window can help a bathroom by reducing humidity after showering, or it can help the air in a living room circulate with a nice breeze; whatever the needs of the room are, there's probably a better type of window to choose and make the job easier.
These windows can’t be opened, hence the name “fixed”, they remain static with a scenery in the background that doesn’t change, just like a picture. They can frame a beautiful mountain or ocean view and allow lots of light inside without any wind or noise filtrating.
Push Open windows
This style is classic and well-known because casement windows swing open like doors thanks to their side hinges, they can be single or double, and they can also be configured to swing inward or outward at the homeowner’s convenience. A casement window is ideal for kitchens or bedrooms for their easy operation and maximum airflow.
This convenient solution not only helps save space due to the sliding operation, but it also makes it really easy to control the amount of air that's let inside. A sliding window is great for a living room or bedroom, and they're very low maintenance.
An awning window offers great protection from the rain since they're hinged at the top and open from the bottom, usually outward, providing great ventilation. They also offer a significant security advantage since their smaller configuration wouldn't allow people to break in using the window.
Why choose steel residential windows?
Windows can be made in a lot of styles and can be made of a wide range of materials, but the better-performing material for residential windows is steel. Steel windows offers plenty of advantages over traditional wood, aluminum or even vinyl windows, from the strength they have to the sophisticated look they give to any home.
A steel window can take much more than other window material, for example, if a soccer ball gets hit in the wrong direction, an aluminum frame can dent or bend, while a steel one will remain intact.
Steel, with no coating or protection from the elements, can last more than 50 years alone, so it’s only natural for a treated and perfected steel window to last up to 100 years or even more with little maintenance.
Due to the strength and density of steel, the frames don’t need to be as thick as with wood, because a thinner frame can handle the weight of the unit without bending or cracking. This advantage allows slim profiles that are very aesthetically pleasing and have a more high-end look.
Great thermal performance
In past decades, steel windows weren’t insulated which caused a lot of thermal flow, but with more technology and a better manufacturing process, it’s easier to make steel windows that look amazing without sacrificing having great thermal performance. Steel frames can be insulated with different foams and fillings to slow down thermal transfer and keep a constant room temperature.
It’s not always easy to find the perfect steel window, but Rhino makes it easy for everyone across the United States and Canada to get the low-profile custom-made steel windows of their dreams easily and with the highest quality in the market.