Window Types

Just as there are many different types of homes, there are many different types of windows and doors. Which one you choose depends on what kind of look you want for your home. Some prefer the abundance of natural light that comes from floor-to-ceiling windows, while others enjoy the privacy that a casement window affords. The range of choices and the combination of those options is limitless. 
 


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Sliding Glass Door

Perfect for access to patios, back porches, and decks, a sliding glass door – also called a patio door – gives homeowners volumes of sunlight. The large glass surface of sliding patio doors also allows perfect views while helping to lessen the distinction between outside and inside spaces.

 

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Single-Slider Window

A single-slider window features two halves side by side, where one panel slides horizontally to open. A slider window is ideal for bathrooms, home offices, a reading space, or any area in which you want outside light and minimal visual obstructions.


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Double-Slider Window

Double-slider windows have two halves side by side, both of which slide open horizontally. A double sliding window offers the same visual benefits as a single-slider window, but increase airflow control since both sashes open and close.


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Single-Hung Window

A single hung window has two vertical halves, where only the bottom of which slides open. The single hung is a standard type of window in most newly constructed homes.

 

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Double-Hung Window

Double-hung windows have two vertical halves, which can both be opened vertically. Because both sashes are operable and tilt in, the double-hung window is easy to clean. Double-hung replacement windows are the most commonly installed replacement windows.

 

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Projection Window

Bay and Bow windows are like a piece of fine furniture for the façade of your home. These unique windows project from your home, creating additional space that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as a window seat or displaying meaningful trinkets. Our vinyl windows (typically double-hung or casement windows) are inserted into a solid frame to create this unique look that adds style to any home. Bay windows typically have three lites (one central fixed lite and two flanking operational lites) at 20-25-degree angles. Bow windows most commonly consist of four lites, all of which can be fixed or operational, set at 10-15 degree angles.


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Picture Window

Also called a fixed window, picture windows are non-operational. These fixed-glass windows allow for maximum sunlight with no obstructions, and they feature the best air-infiltration rates because there are no operating parts.

 

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Casement Window

Attached to its frame by hinges, casement window sash open outward up to 90 degrees from the right or left side of the frame. These windows are easy to clean, allow plenty of sunlight to enter the home, and offer optimal ventilation.

 

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Basement Window

Basement windows open inward from the top on one or more hinges. These windows, sometimes called Hoppers, also offer an escape route in the event of an emergency.


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Awning Window

Similar to a casement window, in that the sash is attached to its frame by one or more hinges, awning windows open from the top outward. These windows allow plenty of sunlight to enter a room and provide a unique ventilation and airflow opportunity, even when it’s raining.