TYPES OF WINDOWS
There are several different types of windows. Traditionally, most windows were side-hinged windows, referred to as casements, and sliding sash windows. New opening mechanisms such as friction and pivot hinges are increasingly popular. Window materials, shapes, and sizes vary considerably, as does terminology, so it’s important to choose carefully.
A bay window may be rectangular, polygonal, or arc-shaped. If the last, it may be called a bow window.
A bay window is also called an oriel, or oriel window, when it projects from an upper story and is supported by corbels. Bay windows are associated historically with mansions of the early English Renaissance.
They are characteristically employed at the end of a great hall opposite the entrance and behind the raised dais on which the lord of the manor was served. In modern architecture the bay window emerged as a prominent feature of the Chicago School.
A casement window is a window that is attached to its frame by one or more hinges. Casement windows are hinged at the side. (Windows hinged at the bottom are called hoppers.)
They are used singly or in pairs within a common frame, in which case they are hinged on the outside. Casement windows are often held open using a casement stay.
DOUBLE PANE WINDOWS
Insulated glazing, more commonly known as double glazing (or double-pane) are double window panes separated by an air or other gas filled space to reduce heat transfer across a part of the building envelope.
Insulated Glass Units are manufactured with glass in range of thickness from 3 mm to 10 mm (1/8″ to 3/8″) or more in special applications. Laminated or tempered glass may also be used as part of the construction.
Most units are manufactured with the same thickness of glass used on both panes but special applications such as acoustic attenuation or security may require wide ranges of thicknesses to be incorporated in the same unit. See our Rehau Windows.
TRIPLE PANE WINDOWS
Triple Pane Replacement Windows from Energy Window Solutions are the epitome of energy efficiency, sound reduction and condensation resistance. Keeping the heat, cold and noise out,
these high performance windows are constructed with three panes of glass instead of just two for maximum benefit.
Our Triple Pane Replacement Windows utilize industry-leading technology and are meticulously manufactured so you can enjoy the many advantages of this amazing product.
Picture windows are one of the grander window options as they open up a home and welcome in lots of sunlight. But what exactly is a picture window?
A picture window is a large fixed window and is designed to provide a clear, unobstructed view. Because of their clear view, picture windows act as a frame for outside scenery.
Picture windows typically do not open and can be used in combination with other windows that do open. For instance, pairing casement windows on either side of your picture window provides that gorgeous picture frame feel while still allowing for outside ventilation.
This combination of windows offers functionality and beauty in one neat package.
DOUBLE HUNG WINDOWS
Double-hung windows differ from single-hung in that they offer the homeowner the ability to open each window, rather than just the bottom sash. Plus, the sash can be opened at a tilt. This allows for much better air flow and ventilation, since the sash can be angled according to the elements outside.
The ability to tilt and open each sash makes cleaning easier, too. Homeowners living off of the ground level are able to tilt the glass inward and clean each side of both panes of glass without needing special equipment or a professional cleaning company to do the chore for them.
Double-hung windows can offer homeowners added security. Many of our double-hung windows feature two locks, whereas single-hung windows feature just one. Double-hung windows also have a stronger frame and sash members because both sashes operate.
An awning window is hinged at the top and opens outward. The glass protects the opening like an awning, enabling ventilation even during rainy weather. Awning windows are ideal accents above or below picture windows, giving them a place in nearly any style of home.
Awning windows are often used for basements because they can be placed high on the wall to let in both light and air.