Single Hung Windows
Only the bottom sash slides upwards where as the top sash is permanently fixed. Screens are usually installed on the outside of the window. On single hung tilt windows, the bottom sash tilts inward to enable cleaning of the exterior face.
Double Hung Windows
Both top and bottom sashes open. To encourage lots of air circulation, open both sashes halfway. On double hung tilt windows, the sashes tilt inward to enable easy cleaning of the exterior faces of both the top and bottom sash.
Horizontal Slider Windows
Only one side slides open, whereas both sashes open in double sliders. Double sliding windows are a good choice in rooms where you want good air circulation, particularly if they are the only window in the room.
Double Horizontal Sliders
Both ends slide open without using any exterior or interior space.
A picture window maximize views, as well as brings in the most available light. This makes them popular for living rooms, dining rooms and master bedrooms. They create a portrait-like space on walls—hence the word “picture” in their name.
An arch window can be tall like a casement window or wide like an awning window. While some manufacturers offer an operable arch window, others can be combined with an operating window to enable both flair and ventilation.
Some casement windows are simply pushed open, but most have a hand crank. Screens are placed on the inside of the window, where they’re more protected from the elements. If you’re installing windows over a sink, counter top or appliance, a casement window with a crank can be the perfect solution.
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.
Garden windows extend out from the house and generally have an interior shelf for plants and herbs. Side vents provide ventilation. Because the window extends beyond the house, you won’t want to put a garden window in a place where it would interfere with sidewalks, patios or other exterior features.
A bay window is a combination of three or more windows that dramatically extend from your home.A bow window is very similar to a bay window, except it’s composed of four or more windows joined at equal angles to form a more even curve.
A skylight is a window in the roof that enables you to look up at blue sky from the comfort of your home. Skylights can bring in a tremendous amount of daylight and are a perfect way to add natural light to a dark room.
A jalousie window, also known as a louvre window, is a window which consists of parallel glass, acrylic, or wooden louvers set in a frame. The louvers are locked together onto a track, so that they may be tilted open and shut in unison, to control airflow through the window. They are usually controlled by a crank mechanism.
Single Hung Tilt Windows
Tilt design makes for easy cleaning. Great for any room. Combine in a series for impact.
Door Operating Styles
Standard Sliding Door
The frame of a sliding patio door is most commonly made from aluminum or vinyl. They open by sliding along horizontal tracks at the head and sill. A sliding door will have either a right–hand or left–hand operation.
French Style Sliding Door
French-style sliding patio doors have wider stiles and rails, which makes them an appropriate choice for traditional architectural styles. French-style patio doors operate on a track and require virtually no interior or exterior space for opening. They are available with either a right–hand or left–hand operation.
In-Swing French Doors
French doors are typically used wherever you want to clearly define interior and exterior spaces while still providing a grand view. When deciding to use an in-swing French patio door, it is important to ensure there is enough room for the doors to swing in without hitting walls or furniture.
Out-Swing French Doors
An out-swing French door is typically where inside space is at a premium. You get all the interior/exterior definition and grand view of a French door in a model that opens out, not in.