Types of Windows

When selecting windows, there are a number of operating window types to consider. Traditional operable windows mainly consist of the projected or hinged types, and the sliding types. Hinged windows include styles such as casement, awning, and hopper windows. Sliding types consist of double-hung, single-hung and horizontal sliding windows. Additionally, the current window market consists of storm windows, sliding and swinging patio doors, skylights and roof-mounted (i.e., sloping) windows. It also consists of window systems installed to create bay or bow windows, miniature greenhouses, or full sun rooms.


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Awning windows have hinges at the top and open outward. Hinged windows such as awnings typically have lower air leakage rates than sliding windows from the same manufacturer because the sash closes by pressing against the frame. We install screens on the interior of the window unit. You can also open the entire area of an awning window, while sliders are limited to less than half of the window area.


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The casement window is a side-hinged style of window. Hinged windows such as casements generally have lower air leakage rates than sliding windows from the same manufacturer because the sash closes by pressing against the frame. Casement windows project outward, providing significantly better ventilation than sliders of equal size. Since the sash protrudes from the plane of the wall, it is controllable if you want to catch passing breezes. However, we place screens on the interior side. Virtually the entire casement window area can be opened, while sliders are limited to less than half of the window area.


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Hopper windows hinge at the bottom and open inward. Hinged windows such as hoppers generally have lower air leakage rates than sliding windows from the same manufacturer because the sash closes by pressing against the frame. We place screens on the exterior of the window unit. Similar to casements, the entire window area can be opened, while sliders are limited to less than half of the window area.


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In double-hung units, both sashes slide vertically. Only the bottom sash slides upward in a single-hung window. Ventilation area can vary from a small crack to an opening of one-half the total glass area. We place the screens on the exterior or interior of the window unit. Sliding windows, such as single- or double-hung units generally have higher air leakage rates than projecting or hinged windows.


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Both sashes slide horizontally in a double-sliding window. Only one sash slides in a single-sliding window. Ventilation area can vary from a small crack to an opening of one-half the total glass area. We place the screens on the exterior or interior of the window unit. Horizontally sliding windows generally have higher air leakage rates than projecting or hinged windows.

 

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