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Thursday, August 22, 2013

What's Your Window Style - Part II


In yesterday's SimontonSays posting, we looked at Double Hung, Single Hung, Casement, Slider and Picture windows. These are some of the most standard windows in a home. However, they're not the only ones available to you!

Here's an overview from the experts at Simonton Windows of some more unique window styles --- the ones that add pizzazz to a home and set it apart in the neighborhood!

Bay – Bay windows are created by mulling together three windows at either 35 or 45 degree angles. The windows can be a combination of fixed and operable units, or they can all be operable or all be fixed. These focal point windows are oftentimes found in key areas of the home including living rooms, kitchens and master bedrooms.

Bow – Bow windows are more “rounded” in appearance than a Bay window. They are generally created by placing windows at 10 degree angles. Whereas a Bay window has three units, a Bow window can have three, five, seven or nine separate windows mulled together as desired.

Awning – With a crank-out Awning window, the sash are hinged on top and the window opens out and upwards.

Basement (or Hopper) – Similar to an Awning window, except that the sash are hinged at the bottom and the window opens from the top out for ventilation.

Geometrics – These fashionable windows are usually fixed units. They come in geometric shapes, such as an octagon, half-round or rectangle, and are often “paired” on top of operable units to add more light and style to the home. They’re also used in secluded areas of the home, such as bathrooms, hallways and foyers.

Garden – The unique Garden window extends the space outwards from the window. Ideal for over a kitchen sink area, this window features functional Casement sidelites and a fixed unit in the center. Shelves allow room for placing plants or other items.

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