Window Operating Styles

Home windows come in many styles. They can be used in combinations of the same window, such as a bank of casement windows, or you can mix it up, such as a picture window flanked by two casement windows.

Whether considering windows for replacement or new construction, you will probably discover that you need different types. Use this section of our site to get a better idea of the advantages of each window style and where you might want to use it in your home.

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Jalousie windows are designed with glass panels or cedar slats within the frame. Available in Hawaii only.
Awning windows are hinged on top and open outward, enabling ventilation without letting in rain or falling leaves.
A casement window is hinged at the side and opens outward like a door.
In the single hung window, the bottom sash moves up to open and allow in air flow. The top sash is fixed.
Double hung windows can be operated from the bottom or top sash, sliding up and down for ventilation.
Horizontal Sliders open with the sash sliding left or right.
A combination of windows that extend from the home for distinct architectural effect.
A combination of windows that extend from the home for distinct architectural effect.
Picture windows are fixed windows that do not open.
In an 'arch' or 'radius' window, the bottom half of the window is rectangular while the top is an arch or half-circle.
Garden windows extend out from the house and generally have an interior shelf for plants and herbs.
A skylight is a window installed on the ceiling of a home, bringing in light and views of the sky.