Renovation

Window Designs for home : Different Window Types Based on Materials, Movement etc

May 17 2020

Varshnee Raj

Windows are the way to bring home the bright sunlight, elegance and happiness. It helps define your homes true style which is a true reflection of yourself. A few window types with respect to materials, movements etc,. are listed here

Windows are the way to bring home the bright sunlight, elegance and happiness. It helps define your homes true style which is a true reflection of yourself. There are various types of window frames that are available. A huge variety of windows in varying materials, shapes, designs, sizes are available and you can pick the one to choose your style.

Whether you are looking for replacement windows or new windows for your home you need to carefully go through the choices. A few window types with respect to materials, movements etc,. are listed here to understand different window styles.

Awning Windows :

The awing windows are usually preferred to be installed in areas of the home where you wish you get ample sunlight and fresh air. The windows are very arty and look beautiful . It can be installed in patio or terrace doors or even in bedrooms. But it is preferred not to install them in lower regions as they pose a security threat due to their large opening. The windows are hinged on the top and open like a casement in the bottom and are usually installed in combination with other windows. The windows frames can be wooden in most cases.

Hung Windows:

Here are two major types of hung windows – Double hung and single hung windows. While double hungs have 2 sliding sashes that provide good ventilation, the single hung is an eternal style with only the bottom sash movable. These are commonly installed in bathrooms or kitchen.This style comes in aluminium frames and are light weight.

Casement Windows :

These are the easiest type to recognize as they open outwards and allow the light and fresh air to enter. These windows close and get well sealed making your home more energy efficient. They are hinged on either sides with the a frame in the middle. These can be installed in single or in pairs. This usually comes with a wooden frame.

Bay windows :

Bay windows are the perfect tool for architects to bring a projection or angle to the structure. They have lateral panels that lets in light in different angles. Commonly used in family rooms and kitchen they can add a new angle and look to a plain wall and add beauty. They help you enjoy the magic of the outside wall even with limited wall space. These are usually in wooden frame to make it more elegant.

Sliding windows :

In places where you might find it difficult to reach, a sliding window might be the perfect choice. Sliding doors can also be a sliding sash type. Two horizontally mounted sashes are easy to slide.

Palladian windows :

Oozing grace and class palladian windows can be the perfect beauty to your main hallway. The beautiful panels , the arched top and the side panels make it look all the more elegant.

Jalousie Window:

Consisting of thin, staggered strips of glass that usually open and close together, these windows are usually used on bathrooms. They offer minimum visibility and the choice to increase based on your need. They come with metal frame to which the glass is attached.

Fixed windows :

These are usually used in exterior walls to bring in light. They come in various sizes and shapes and comes in aluminium or wooden frames.


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