Replacement Window Styles

There are many different replacement window styles to choose from when updating the look of your home. Below you’ll find details on different styles of windows; each with its own benefits and purpose. The below article is for Simonton windows specifically; however, these replacement window styles are available from most manufacturers and in most types of window substrates like wood, vinyl, and aluminum.

Choose your operating style

With Simonton® windows and doors you can choose from a variety of window shapes and operating styles to complement your home’s architecture and aesthetic. Whether you want a classic Double Hung window or something more contemporary such as a geometric shape, Simonton® has just the style of window you need that functions just the way you want it to.


Picture windows are fixed windows – with no movable sash.Discover the beauty of picture windows, where breathtaking panoramas come to life. Picture style windows invite the ever-changing outdoor scenery inside, providing a seamless connection to nature while enhancing the aesthetics of any room. Embrace the art of living with picture style windows that turn your home into a living masterpiece. Picture windows are the most energy efficient style available and are fixed windows – with no movable sash.

  • These windows are designed in various shapes and sizes, offering endless possibilities for customization. From floor-to-ceiling installations to uniquely shaped windows, homeowners can tailor these features to suit their individual tastes and architectural preferences
  • Use alone or in conjunction with other styles, like Double Hung or Casement for ventilation while adding character to your home
  • They offer uninterrupted sightlines, framing picturesque landscapes and cityscapes
  • Maximize sunlight exposure, brighten interiors and create a warm, inviting ambiance. The soft, diffused glow of sunlight brings warmth and vitality to your living spaces, creating a welcoming and uplifting atmosphere


Awning style windows are hinged at the top, allowing them to open outward from the bottom.Awning style windows combine functionality with style, making them a popular choice for modern homes. Create a striking look by using multiple Awnings in both vertical and horizontal mulled configurations.

  • Hinged at the top, allowing them to open outward from the bottom, promoting efficient airflow and fresh air circulation
  • The streamlined crank handle easily opens and closes
  • Outward-opening design creates a slight slope, making them ideal for rainy days as they can be left partially open for ventilation while keeping rainwater out
  • Corrosion-resistant hardware provides a lifetime of smooth operation
  • Perfect for areas with limited wall space or for complementing larger windows

Double Hung

Double hung windows feature two sashes that can be independently opened and closed.Double hung windows effortlessly blend timeless elegance with practicality, making them a classic choice in replacement window styles. With their versatile design, they offer exceptional control over ventilation and ease of cleaning, creating a seamless and functional addition to any living space. They are popular in Victorian, Craftsman and Colonial architecture.

  • Double hung windows feature two sashes that can be independently opened and closed, allowing for precise control over ventilation by adjusting both the top and bottom openings.
  • Simonton’s® exclusive triple-stepped windowsill is sloped to move water quickly away from your home and to help prevent air infiltration
  • Sashes of double hung windows can be tilted inward, simplifying the cleaning process, especially for upper-floor windows that are harder to access from the outside. The easy-glide sash and balance system allow the sash to raise and lower with ease
  • Simonton’s patented Lap-Lok® meeting rail helps provide a tight seal for protection against the elements and increased energy efficiency
  • Unique Denny Clip™ pivot system keeps sash in perfect alignment for easy operation

Geometric Window Styles

The geometric window styles seen here is a half round arch that looks similar to the sun.Geometric style windows offer a captivating and artistic touch to architectural design. With their unique shapes and configurations, these windows infuse any space with customized character while allowing natural light to dance through captivating angles enhancing any home.

  • Select from a variety of optional grid patterns to create a unique look
  • Available in various shapes including circles, triangles, octagons, and more, adding an artistic focal point to the room and enhancing the overall aesthetics of the building. The precise alignment and repetition of these shapes create an alluring sense of balance and order
  • Tailored to suit specific design preferences, with the ability to combine multiple geometric shapes to create stunning patterns and visually appealing compositions
  • Standing the test of time, these windows grace historic buildings and modern architecture alike. Their timeless appeal and versatility have allowed them to complement various design styles, from classic and Gothic to contemporary and minimalist, making them an enduring favorite among architects and designers alike


Bay windows feature either Double Hung or Casement windows on each side of a center Picture windowBay style windows epitomize elegance and sophistication, elevating both the interior and exterior appeal of any home. Their distinctive design extends outward, creating a cozy alcove that invites abundant natural light and panoramic views into the living space.

  • Bay windows feature either Double Hung or Casement windows on each side of a center Picture window
  • Offer a broader perspective of the surroundings and allowing sunlight to fill the room from multiple angles, brightening up the interior.
  • Available at either 30- or 45- degree angles
  • Ideal for larger openings
  • Head and seat boards in oak or birch veneer can be painted or stained to match the interior of your home
  • The spacious ledge created by the bay window can serve as a seating area, storage space, or a decorative display, adding functional value and charm to the room. The seat boards are insulated and provide increased thermal efficiency
  • Bring a touch of architectural flair to a house’s facade, enhancing curb appeal and creating an eye-catching feature that adds value to the property


Slider windows glide horizontally from side to side.Slider windows glide horizontally from side to side. These sliding windows seamlessly blend form and function, offering a modern and practical solution for enhancing ventilation and views. With their smooth horizontal sliding operation, these windows bring a sense of contemporary elegance to any space, making them a popular choice for modern homes. They are perfect for replacing large Picture windows to gain ventilation.

  • Glide horizontally on tracks, making them easy to open and close with just a gentle push or pull
  • Corrosion-resistant rollers and roller track provide a lifetime of easy operation
  • Interlocking meeting stiles create a tight seal against the elements
  • Lift-out sash can be removed for easy cleaning and maintenance
  • Don’t open outward or inward making them ideal for places with limited space


Garden windows create a mini greenhouse on the side of your home. The side windows open for ventilation.Garden style windows bring the beauty of nature indoors, providing a charming and functional space for nurturing plants, displaying decor, and basking in natural light. These delightful windows create a mini greenhouse within your home, adding a touch of greenery and warmth to any room.

  • Offers a dedicated area for growing herbs, flowers, and small potted plants, allowing homeowners to cultivate a mini garden year-round and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of nurturing greenery indoors
  • Two side windows can be opened or closed with the simple turn of a crank
  • Top-sloping insulating glass unit tempered for breakage resistance
  • Sill cover resists water penetration
  • Extended sill of garden windows provides an ideal platform for showcasing decorative items, cherished collectibles, or cherished family mementos
  • Multi-point, single-lever locking system for added security
  • Corrosion-resistant hardware provides a lifetime of smooth operation
  • Provides abundant natural light from the three-dimensional design, illuminating the room


Casement windows feature a hinged sash on one side and swing outward, offering unobstructed views, excellent ventilation, and easy operationCasement style windows exude timeless elegance and functionality, making them a popular choice for homeowners seeking both aesthetics and practicality. These windows feature a hinged sash on one side and swing outward, offering unobstructed views, excellent ventilation, and easy operation, making them a delightful addition to any home.

  • Casements crank outward for maximum ventilation and easy cleaning
  • Optional folding crank handle allows for easy and convenient operation
  • When closed, casement windows press against their frames, creating a tight seal that helps to minimize drafts and improve energy efficiency, keeping your home comfortable in all seasons.
  • Advanced locking system secures sash at multiple points with one, easy-to-use handle
  • Outward swinging design of casement windows creates a funnel effect, drawing fresh air into the room and promoting efficient airflow, ideal for refreshing the interior during warmer months
  • Feature large glass panes that provide expansive views of the outdoors


Equal-sized Double Hung or Casement windows that gracefully curve outward can be used to create a Bow window with excellent ventilationBow style windows exemplify elegance and grace, introducing a touch of architectural splendor to any home. Comprising a gentle curve of four or more individual windows, these captivating structures not only elevate the interior aesthetics but also create a panoramic space that invites abundant natural light and unobstructed views. These are more often seen in traditional Victorian homes.

  • Equal-sized Double Hung or Casement windows can be used to create a Bow window with excellent ventilation
  • Gracefully curve outward, expanding the room’s visual space and offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape or cityscape from multiple angles
  • Ideal for large window openings on exterior walls with 80 inches or more of space
  • Allow sunlight to stream in from various directions, filling the room with brightness and creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
  • Head and seat boards in oak or birch veneer can be painted or stained to match the interior of your home
  • Insulated seat boards provide increased thermal efficiency and serves as a cozy seating area, storage space, or a display area for decorative items

Patio Door

The patio door creates a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living spaces.Redefine your living space with a Impressions 9800 Patio Door. Patio doors are the gateway to seamless indoor-outdoor living, effortlessly connecting interior spaces with inviting outdoor areas. These doors add a touch of sophistication to any home with their stylish design and practical features, all the while enhancing accessibility, natural light, and ventilation.

  • Create a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living spaces, allowing for easy access to patios, decks, gardens, or balconies.
  • Fusion-welded panel provides strength and thermal efficiency
  • Double-strength tempered glass for increased safety
  • During pleasant weather, opening patio doors allows for increased airflow, effectively ventilating the room and providing a refreshing breeze throughout the home
  • Corrosion-resistant rollers allow door to open and close smoothly
  • Color-coordinated handle options to match your style
  • Feature large glass panels that invite copious amounts of natural light into the room, brightening the interior and creating an airy, open atmosphere
  • Exterior keyed lock for maximum security
  • Foot bolt for partial ventilation
  • Sidelites and transoms available for added light and character

Garden Door

Garden doorGarden doors bring a touch of charm and elegance to any outdoor space, transforming gardens, patios, or balconies into enchanting retreats. With their inviting design and versatility, these doors not only enhance the aesthetics of the surrounding environment but also promote seamless indoor-outdoor living.

  • Feature intricate designs and glass panels that add a touch of enchantment to the entry points, creating an alluring pathway from the indoors to the outdoor oasis
  • Continuous, fixed-geared hinge eliminates panel sag and increases weatherability
  • Provides unobstructed views of the outdoor scenery, allowing homeowners to appreciate the beauty of their garden or landscape from the comfort of their interior space
  • Thick, high-performance weather-stripping
  • 7/8-inch tempered insulating glass unit for greater thermal efficiency
  • Available in center-hinge and French-hinge styles that swing in or out
  • Solid brass handle with center bolt and keyed lock for increased safety
  • Available with a white or tan interior and exterior
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