Types of Windows

Awning Windows

Best Uses for Awning Windows Awning windows are very versatile windows that have a variety of uses. Whether on their own or in combination with other window types, awning windows provide you with many benefits over other styles of windows, including ease of use, improved ventilation, and design versatility. Many people envision small rectangular windows when they think awning windows, but, in fact, they can be very traditional in appearance. Awning windows are attractive as standalone units because they offer [...]

Bow Windows and Bay Windows

Bow Windows and Bay Windows Of the hundreds of parts that make up a house, windows affect our lives the most. Outside, they reflect the architectural style of a home and, when properly sized and placed, give a sense of balance and scale. Inside, they provide natural light and frame our view of the world. They can also transform a room and determine how we see it — the colors, textures, and furnishings we choose for the space and our [...]

Casement Windows

What is a Casement Window? Sometimes in the summer, it's nice to open a window and let in some fresh air. But have you ever used a window that opens outward when you wind a crank? This type of window is called a casement window. Sometimes, it's also called a crank window.  Unlike the operation of a traditional sliding or hung window, which use wheels or spring mechanisms to move, casement windows have fixed hinges and are opened and closed [...]

Garden Windows

What are garden windows? Enjoy flowers and plants year round with garden windows. Garden windows project outward and provide space for foliage, photos or décor. Perfect for over a kitchen sink or any place you’d like to add unique style. Garden windows create more space in a room, but above all, a garden window allows you to create your own greenhouse or area to feature your favorite decorations. Our garden windows are available in custom sizes to suit your needs. [...]

Geometric Windows

Geometric Windows Geometric windows include all windows that do not have four 90-degree corners. These windows include Half Rounds, Arches, Trapezoids and Triangles. They can be a bold architectural element that adds natural light and visual interest to your home. Geometric windows are staples in an architect’s toolbox to add character into a space. From Half Rounds to Gothic Peak windows, geometric windows can add subtle detail or make a huge impact and transform a space. The majority of the [...]

Picture Windows

Picture Window Replacement Ideas What is a picture window? How are they different from a normal window? Picture windows are appropriately named, because they are large, fixed panes with low profile frames to maximize your view. Since they’re fixed panes, they are stationary, and can’t move or open. Picture windows are wide and usually set in the middle, sometimes with other smaller windows on either side. If you have a beautiful exterior view, want to see more of your yard, [...]

Single Hung and Double Hung Windows

Single Hung and Double Hung Windows Depending on the style and design of your home, you may have either Single Hung or Double Hung windows. These types of windows are similar in appearance but have 1 major difference. Single Hung windows have a stationary top panel and a lower panel that raises and lowers. However, in the double hung window, both of the panels can be raised and lowered. These styles of windows are popular in place of narrow sliding [...]

Sliding Windows

Sliding Windows Sliding windows operate from side to side. They are normally referred to as XO, OX, XX or XOX. The XO, OX and XOX, are best described as a widow with 1 stationary panel (O) and a moving panel (X). The XX window is a window where both panels move independent of one another. These styles of windows are the most common in residential building due to their ease of operation and the size the windows can be manufactured [...]