What Are the Most Common Types of Residential Windows?

There are many reasons to consider purchasing new windows for your home. Our residential window replacement experts at Family Windows and Doors give a few reasons for you to consider when looking for new windows. We also recommend some of our most popular types of residential windows. Contact our team today to learn about all of our window replacement options!

Why You Might Want to Purchase New Windows

Different people have different reasons for improving the windows on their homes. If you are considering selling your home in the near future, our high-quality windows can increase the home’s value. If you plan to remain in your home, our windows can prove valuable in many ways, including the following:

Improved home appearance

New windows can brighten up the appearance of your home, especially if you have broken or cracked windows. If you have rotting frames or are tired of painting every few years, new windows can solve that problem.

Reduced energy bills and increased comfort

Poorly sealing windows raise your power bills and decrease your comfort level by allowing heat and air conditioning to escape. You may find that your power bills have continued to rise excessively. New windows pay for themselves in the savings.

Reduced outside noise

If your home is in the city or on a busy street, new windows can cut down on the outside noise that penetrates into your home. You can enjoy conversations and hear television without interruptions from street traffic and neighbors. It is possible the outside world may be able to listen to what goes on inside your home.

Window Types We Offer at Family Windows and Doors

We offer a wide range of options for your replacement windows. Our consultants can discuss the options to ensure you get the windows that suit your budget and needs.


Vinyl windows are currently popular and are our most sought-after replacement residential windows. Our product is polyvinyl chloride, a strong, stable, and flexible material. We have a variety of colors and styles that are customizable to fit your space. They require little maintenance, will last for decades, and are sturdy. They will continue to look as new and beautiful as when initially installed with very little care. You will not need to repaint or refinish. These windows are not susceptible to moisture or pests. The windows are Energy Star certified. We include a Lifetime Transferable Warranty and a Lifetime Glass Breakage Warranty for all vinyl windows.


Composite windows resemble the classic appearance of wood windows but without the limitations of wood. The composite product combines the best of a number of materials to make them stronger and more durable. The composite core has the lowest thermal conductivity in the industry, offering superior energy efficiency. These windows have the highest Energy Efficiency rating. They are not prone to rot or pest infestations. They do not need repainting or refinishing. They will continue to look new and beautiful for decades to come. We include our Lifetime Transferable Warranty and a Lifetime Glass Breakage Warranty for all composite windows.

The Most Popular Styles of Residential Windows We Offer

While we offer two types of windows, mentioned above, we offer numerous styles of windows in order to make sure we have the right fit for any home. Some of the most popular options are:

Double Hung Windows

Double-hung windows feature two operable sashes, fitted on to a single frame, that slide vertically up and down for maximum ventilation and energy efficiency. We offer a wide variety of styles and variations that may include different glass patterns, interior and exterior colors, and energy efficiency ratings.

Picture Windows

Picture windows are single frame, stationary, and have a fixed, insulated glass unit. Picture windows are excellent for providing expansive views and allowing in a lot of natural light. While these windows are often used to add to the architectural design and aesthetics of a home, careful consideration must take place because these windows can not be opened.

Sliding Windows

As the name indicates, sliding windows have dual, movable sashes, allowing for the window to slide horizontally, making them excellent for ventilation as well as natural light.  When you buy sliding windows from Family Windows & Doors, you will get high quality, double insulated glass with dual force-resistant cam locks. Not only are sliding windows beautiful and functional, they also provide excellent security for your home in a way other windows may not.

Bay Windows

Bay windows are actual 3 individual windows that are attached together to form a single window with a protruding and rounded appearance. Bay windows are easily recognizable and they offer a panoramic view of the outdoors thanks to them protruding out from the house. Bay windows are great as reading nooks or to provide a bit of extra space in a small area thanks to them extending beyond the walls of the home.

Keep in mind, this is not a comprehensive list of window styles that we offer, just some of our most popular options. If you are looking for a specific style of window that is not on this list, contacting our team at 864-982-0957 is the best way to find out if we have it as well as explore all of our beautiful window options.

Contact Family Windows and Doors for all of Your Replacement Window Needs in Greenville

Replacing windows on your home can be a stressful, yet exciting time. Most people aren’t window experts, so the plethora of options that are available can be overwhelming if you try to go it alone. Contacting the experts at Family Windows and Doors can talk all of the stress off of your shoulders, as you will now have a team that treats like you family helping you get exactly what you want and need, all while balancing your budget just like the money was their own!

Complete our contact form or call us at 864-982-0957 to have a consultant come out and discuss our high-quality residential window replacements with you in the comfort of your own home.