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Types of Windows

There are many types of windows in buildings and even more styles and manufacturers. From single hung windows to casements, understanding the type of window you have and how it works will help you describe your window issues more effectively.

A general overview of the common windows you'll encounter is described below.

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Window Varieties

Single Hung Window

A single hung window contains a sash that slides in a vertical track, opens vertically and uses a set of balancers to hold up the weight of the sash. The upper pane of glass, a deadlight, does not move.

 

 

 

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Double Hung Window

A double hung window contains two sashes that slide in vertical tracks, open vertically and use two sets of balancers to hold up the weight of the two sashes. 

 

 

 

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Slider Window

A slider window contains two sashes that slide in horizontal tracks, open horizontally, and do not use balancers to operate. 

 

 

 

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Casement Window

A casement window contains one tall sash that opens out from the house, like a door, and uses a casement operator to crank the window open and shut.

 

 

 

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Awning Window

An awning window contains one small, wide sash that opens out from the house, like an awning, and uses an awning operator to crank the window open and shut.

 

 

 

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Deadlight Window

A deadlight window is any window or part of a window that does not operate. A deadlight can be the upper pane of a single hung, the non-operational pane of a patio door, or the entire window like a picture window. 

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