Have you ever wondered what casement window options were available?
According to wikopedia, The definition of a window is “… an opening in an otherwise solid, opaque surface through which light and air can pass. ” By definition, this includes the early windows which didn’t have any protection from the wind or rain. Early windows used shutters to protect the inside of the house from the elements. Modern windows may have be single, dual, or triple paned.
Bay and Bow Replacement Windows
There are may different window styles, those more common today which are usually dictated by the weather conditions common to the area. Coastal climates, with stronger winds, tend to have smaller outward-opening windows while inland areas tend to have larger windows, with commonly open inwards.
* Replacement Windows: is a framed window designed to slip inside the original window frame from the inside after the old sashes are removed
* New Construction Windows: a window with a nailing fin designed to be inserted into a rough opening from the outside before applying siding and inside trim.
Common window styles are:
* Double-hung Sash Window: a Vertical style window with two parts (sashes) which overlap slightly and slide up and down inside the frame.
* Single-hung Sash Window: one sash is movable and the other fixed.
* Horizontal Sliding Sash Window: has two or more sashes that overlap slightly but slide horizontally within the frame. If there are 3 part, the center typically is a fixed panel.
* Casement Windows: An outward-opening window with either side-hung, top-hung, or combination of sash types. Often they have fixed panels on one or more sides of the sash. These are opened using a crank, by friction stays, or espagnolette locking.
* Tilt: a window which can open inwards at the top or can open hinged at the side.
* Jalousie Window: A window comprising many slats of glass that open and close like a Venetian blind usually using a crank.
* Skylight: A flat, sloped, or bubble window built into a roof structure for daylighting.
* Bay Windows: A multipanel window, with at three sections set at different angles to create an expanded area for shelving/sitting while allowing more light into the room that a flat window. The window creates a “seat board”, a small seating area or shelf often used for plants or items that would take up floor space. A bay window may be rectangular, polygonal or arc shaped. If arc-shaped it is a bow window.
* Bow Windows: a type of Bay window, but arc shaped with four or more glass sections to simulate a rounded appearance.
* Fixed: A window that cannot be opened. A non-opening window is sometimes called a “light” because its function is limited to allowing light to enter without any outside air.
* Picture Windows: A very large fixed window in a wall, which provides an unimpeded view “as if framing a picture”.
Classic windows styles:
* Clerestory: A fixed, vertical window set in a roof structure or high in a wall, used for daylighting. You’ll see these in the old churches around the world, like Notre Dame. Clerestory lights are any rows of windows above eye level for providing light.
* Oriel: Projects from the wall, and were originally a form of a porch. Often seen on upper stories of older buildings. Often supported by brackets, or by corbels (a type of architectural bracket), they do not reach the ground. These are the rounded columnar windows you see on older buildings.
* Palladian: A large arched window which is divided into three parts. The center section is larger than the two side sections. Renaissance and classical architecture often have Palladian windows.
A Look at Types of Replacement Windows
The window style you choose can affect the look of the room and the entire house. Windows should be both functional and attractive and when selecting them for a new home or as part of a remodel you should take into consideration how they will look from both the inside and the outside.
Here is a quick guide to 5 different styles you might want to consider for your home:
Architectural windows make a unique statement or can be and odd shaped window for a small or odd shaped opening. Architectural windows can be bought in different shapes or specially made to fit a special size.
Architectural windows come in many different shapes: semi circle, circle, arch, elliptical, oval, octagon or any other shape that is not a rectangle or square. They are available in aluminum, wood, fiberglass, vinyl or clad.
Garden windows stick out slightly from the wall. They allow more light in and make the room look bigger from the inside. They are shaped like a box with glass on the top and sides. They are similar in looks to a bay window, but on a smaller scale. They are good for kitchens and an excellent place to grow plants indoors.
Sliding windows are longer horizontally and slide horizontally. There is no hinge. Because gravity does not force the window down, there is no pressure on the spring, which means less wear and tear.
What to Expect With Casement Windows
More and more people are going in for renovating their home. Windows have become an architectural focal point. Installing the right set of windows gives you the chance to not only add beauty to the house, but also making it more sensible. Thus, in order to make your house modern, install quality windows. Here are the popular varieties of windows which are available in the market -
Casement - These windows bring in more air owing to their sash which can be bent outwards. These sashes can be rotated 180 degree and as a result, can be cleaned easily. Installing them may save you a good amount of money.
The right kind of window can provide the perfect interior and exterior solution. You need to find the right contractor who will guarantee his work and will also finish the work fast, thus giving you a full value for money. For expert advice on how to install the right set of windows - Aurora, Denver residents can now relax. Call up siding-windows for a free estimate, today!