When choosing a window, consider the aesthetics. Remember, not all windows are the same. General window styles include horizontal sliding, vertical sliding (or single hung), fixed picture, casement (crank out), bay window and garden window. Look for “even sight lines”, where the framing looks proportionate relative to other section(s) of the window. Patterned glass or grids (squares) on or between the glass add decorative attributes to windows. Most manufacturers have several options in glass and grids, but be careful. The architecture of the building will determine whether decorative glass or grids are appropriate.