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Shedding Some Light on Architectural Windows 102: Types of Architectural Windows

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Pop quiz! Name each of these windows! Can’t do it? Better read on.

Last week we started a brief blog series meant to inform our customers about architectural windows and how to better understand what we do as an architectural window supplier. We hope you took notes on last week’s entry on parts of architectural windows, because some of those terms will come back around this week! Here we go with part two of our informational series — Types of Architectural Windows!

Architectural Windows 102:


  • Casement Windows: Great for easy operation with no reaching, casement windows open outward like a book and are operated with the simple crank of a handle.
  • Awning Windows: These architectural windows are easy to open and shut with the push or pull of a handle, operating on a hinge at the head of the window. (Do you remember your architectural window vocabulary? The head is the top of the frame.) Awning windows are great for rainy climates because they can be open in light rain without letting any water into your home.
  • Double-Hung Windows: A double-hung window operates with two mobile sashes, either of which can be slid up or down along the jambliner to open. For convenient and smart ventilation, keeping openings at the top and bottom allow for warmer air to naturally rise up and escape from the top opening while cooler air sinks in through the bottom.
  • Single-Hung Windows: Typically less expensive than a double-hung, they also require less reaching. Only the bottom sash is mobile on these types of architectural windows.
  • Sliding Windows: Similar to single- or double-hung windows, sliding windows have mobile sashes that move horizontally along a track.
  • Bay and Bow Windows: These two varieties of architectural windows both protrude from the exterior of your home. A bay window will feature one picture window with two smaller frames angled on either side to attach to the house, whereas a bow window has many panels of the same width that create a rounded effect. Either of these types are great for flooding the room with natural light and providing sweeping views of your landscape.
  • Fixed Windows: These are pretty self-explanatory. Simple panes that don’t open, meant just for natural lighting and a view of outside. Since they don’t open, they’re quite energy efficient.

Alright, that’s the end of part two of “Shedding Some Light on Architectural Windows.” Now that you’re fully armed with vocabulary for parts and types of architectural windows, you’re ready to start having conversations with architectural window suppliers like us to get started on your replacement window installation project. Kizi games play today. Play today at the best kizi xl games. Kizi games play online at this website.

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