Types of Window Explained

Casement Windows

Perhaps the most common type of window available on the market, Casement windows are present in a variety of homes of all ages and styles. A Casement window is recognised primarily by both the frame the glass pane is attached to and the hinge used for opening it. The hinge can be placed to the side, with the window opening out or inwards or it can be fixed on the top or bottom, meaning the window opens upwards or downwards. Some form of lever or crank is often used to operate the hinge mechanism.

Tilt and Turn Windows

A Tilt and Turn style window is generally suited to more contemporary homes and offers the homeowner more control over both security and energy efficiency due to its versatile nature. The inwards tilt allows the dictation of ventilation in the home and the turn function allows the window to be cleaned from inside without fuss. The addition of key-locked handles ensures increased security.

Vertical Sliding Windows

Vertical Sliding windows are exactly as the name describes: two or more panels which can be moved vertically to open and close. The style has a traditional appeal and is perfect for allowing plenty of light and air into your room. Vertical sliding windows are generally considered one of the most attractive styles available thanks to their history in Georgian architecture and design.

Bow Windows

Perfect for placement at the front of a house, Bow windows are similar to Bay windows in design, however they curve outwards, giving both the room and building exterior the illusion of additional space. Another great quality of Bow windows is that they provide a wonderful viewing range, ideal for looking out on a beautiful garden or vibrant street. A luxurious, yet affordable option for the aesthetically minded.

Bay Windows

Bay windows can come in a wide variety of designs and styles but the term itself refers to any window that protrudes outwards from the building’s exterior, albeit not in an arc like the Bow window does. Instead, a Bay window can be square, rectangular or angled to best suit the design of the building and existing architecture but as with the Bow style, they offer the same increased appearance of space both inside and outside and a unique visual appeal.

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