8 Types of Windows

8 Types of Windows

BY Theresa Ulrich On

There are many types of windows that make up the construction of your house. Windows will allow natural light into the home during the day and let in air to keep it fresh and dry. Sometimes Windows define the style of the home.

Double-Hung Windows

This  window has two sashes that slide vertically up and down in the frame. The window can open wide from the top or bottom, but they remain inside the frame and don’t protrude out to the exterior or interior of the home. A single-hung window, only the bottom part of the window operates while the top part remains stationary.

Casement Windows

This hinged window operates by a turn of a crank. They can be hinged on the left or the right to open outward.

Awning Windows

The windows are hinged at the top, awning windows open outward to let in air from the left or right and the bottom. They can be installed above, below or alongside a stationary or operating window.

Picture Window

This is a large stationary window that lets in the maximum amount of light and magnificent outdoor views .

Transom Window

A narrow window that can be either operating to let in air or stationary and mounted above a door or window to let in extra light.

Slider Windows

Gliding along a track, these windows have at least one operating window that slides horizontally over or past the other window. These are mostly used in modern- or contemporary-style houses.

Stationary Windows

This type of window does not open, but can be customized in nearly any angle or shape. Most often found in modern- or contemporary-style houses.

Bay or Bow Windows

Bay or bow windows give more interior space, as they protrude out from the exterior of the siding of the house. They are a combination of windows often with a stationary window in the middle flanked by double-hung windows or casements.

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