No matter how much the windows have evolved when it comes to the construction department, it has been one of the most complicated structures and components of a building. Windows help in bringing in the air and light into a space, but they are also essential for defining the aesthetic in the interior as well as the exterior of a building. On the basis of their size, placement and use, they can have various effects in terms of environment as well as appeal. Here are the types of windows by The Home Zone.
- Slider window
These windows were made famous by a French Swiss architect named Le Corbusier and his adoration for the horizontal windows. These windows are a tad bit similar to double hung counterparts when it comes to gliding, but they move horizontally rather than vertically. Albeit, sliders aren’t much worth when it comes to stack effect and rising hot air like the double hung, but they are easy to use, and are usually placed where the elongated horizontal vistas are needed without messing with the intermediate walls.
- Double hung windows
These are the most common types of windows installed in older homes. These windows have two parts called sashes. They overlap by a slight bit and let the top and bottom sashes to slide up or down. This dual action calls for enhanced ventilation, especially in the summertime when the air tends to flow in and out of the windows. Typically, these windows were supported by the counterweight to be held open. Nowadays, they are usually held open by springs.
- Awning window
These windows come with the hinges installed horizontally so that the windows pop out from the side of the building similar to an awning. These windows are used in factories as they ensure light and air enter the building without any precipitation. But, as the frames are pushed out, the window glasses have a capability to break or crack. A variation to these windows are hopper windows where the hinges are installed in the bottom and opens inside to keep the damage to the window or glazing at bay.
- Casement window
These windows don’t move vertically in the frame, but they have vertical hinges. These windows open like a set of doors, enforced by a crank or freely. The windows can be opened outwards or inwards and are harder to break when they are locked. But many casement windows are usually opened on the outside, they are more prone to damage. This can be fixed by installing a deep overhanging roof or any other protective means.