So many window styles, so little house. Or are there? There are only a few basic window types, but a myriad of ways in which to use them. To maximize both appearance and functionality, various window types are often used in combination.
Choosing the proper window style or combination is an important decision. One must consider the architectural style of the neighborhood and of their building, budget, personal taste, and so on.
Following is a comparison of the various standard window styles and some combinations to consider. We can’t possibly include all combinations—consider this as a starting point to get your creative juices flowing!
Remember, we have the capability to design custom window configurations at our facility. This includes the ability to duplicate patterns of historically significant windows in need of replacement.
Awning windows are windows that are hinged at the top that swing out for ventilation. Bathrooms, Combine w/Large windows
A window with two sashes where one or both sashes slide vertically. Bedrooms, Family Rooms, Kitchens, Dens
A window with two sashes where one or both sashes slide horizontally. Bedrooms, Family Rooms, Kitchens, Dens, Combinations
A window or windows hinged on one side that open as far as 90 degrees to the building using a crank. Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Living Rooms, Combine w/Large windows
These are fixed windows. Since they have no moving parts, they can be tailored to meet just about any desired geometric shape. Entry Ways, Living Rooms, Combine w/Large windows
As the name describes, these windows typically have a flat bottom and a circular or arched top. These are typically used in combination with another window or door. Entry Ways, Living Rooms, Combine with doors or large windows
A single large, fixed center window with 2 windows at 30, 45, or 90 degrees to the building. Side windows are typically vertical sliders or casement.
Four or more windows configured to form a radius. Typically made of either vertical sliders or casement windows.
A single large, fixed center window with 2 adjacent side windows. Side windows may be either horizontal or vertical sliders or casement.
Two vertical slider windows installed side-by-side. This is a basic building block for a “wall of windows”.
Three vertical slider windows installed side-by-side with awnings or fixed transoms across the tops.
Two casement windows installed side-by-side with an awning or fixed transom across the tops.
Two casement windows with a half cloverleaf top circle
Three fixed windows with awnings on the bottom.