How to Choose Sunroom Windows

By fiderioandsons May 31, 2013

Windows are the most important part of any sunroom. When planning the perfect sunroom addition, the style and material of the windows will have a huge effect on the outcome of the project. As your local CT windows contractors, Fiderio & Sons has a lot of experience when it comes to choosing the best window style for every room in your house. You should consider the style of the windows, the material and the price of windows when it is time to start planning your sunroom.

Here are a few things to considering when choosing windows for your sunroom.

Window Types

There are five basic window types.

Fixed windows: Fixed windows don’t open are typically used in solarium-style sunrooms or high up the wall, where they can’t be reached.

Casement windows: Hinged on one side but open out when you turn a hand crank. The window can be fully opened (unlike slider or double-hungs, that can only be half opened).

Slider windows: Two framed panes that move side to side, one in front of the other.

Double-hung windows: Two framed panes that move up and down instead of side to side.

Awning windows: Casement windows turned on their side, which means that the hinges are on top and the window becomes like a rain shield when open.


Consider the types of materials that you want your windows to be constructed from.

Vinyl windows: Just like vinyl siding, vinyl windows never need to be painted. They are clean, easy to maintain and look good on almost any home.

Wood windows: This more traditional material offers a rustic look to the trim of any sunroom.

Clad windows: Wood windows covered with vinyl on the outside. The look of wood is on the inside, but it is still easy to clean and no paint.

Bay and Bow Windows: Bay and bow windows offer an expansive view. Bay windows provide a larger center picture window with up to a 45-degree angle of viewing. Bow windows, designed with 3,4,5, or 6 sized window sections, are equally as stunning, and offer new dimension and symmetry to any sunroom.

Don’t forget, nearly 1/3 of energy used to heat or cool the typical American home escapes through the windows and doors. Always consider the energy efficiency level of any window that you choose for your sunroom.

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