Understanding the Different Style of Windows
Below are the most common types of windows:
At Long Life Windows and Doors we offer many different styles of vinyl windows. With the variety of openings available we can find the right fit for each room in your home. Factors to consider when deciding which window style is best can depend on air flow, view, security and your own personal preference.
Sliding Windows: Sash slides horizontally, side to side. Available as single or double sliders.
Hung Windows (also called vertical sliders): Sash slides vertically, up and down. Available as single or double hung.
Picture Windows (also called fixed windows): Non-opening windows.
Casement Windows: Sash swings out with hinges on the side. Can be push-out or crank-out.
Awning Windows: Sash swings out with hinges on the top.
Tilt and Turn Windows: European style windows. Sash swings inward on side hinges. Also has a separate mechanism to allow sash to tilt inward at the top for ventilation.