The Different Types of Operable Windows

Different Types of Operable WindowsIf you’re looking for new windows for your home there are a lot of things to consider. The material you want them to be, how energy efficient they are, and what manufacturer you’d like to make them are just a few of the factors that should go into your decision. However, there is another important consideration: how they operate. Consider how the following traditional window styles operate:

  • Single- and double-hung – Both sashes slide vertically in a double-hung window for full ventilation, whereas only the bottom sash slides upward in a single-hung window.
  • Casement – These windows are hinged on one side and open either to the left or right, similar to a door. Some casement windows are pushed open and pulled closed manually, but most are operated by a hand crank.
  • Awning – Awning windows open outward from the bottom up. They are operated by cranking a handle that pushes the bottom of the sash out, allowing for ventilation while preventing rain and debris from coming inside.
  • Hopper – Hopper windows are similar to awning and casement windows, but instead of opening outward, they are hinged at the bottom and open inward.
  • Fixed – A fixed window is set in the closed position. It is stationary and non-operational, meaning it does not open. Picture and bow windows are typically designed with fixed window panes.

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