There are various types of windows which are; slider, stationary, bay or bow, transom, awning, casement, double hung and picture windows. Doube hanging window types can be lowered or raised while at the same time their price quite affordable. The window types that are good for climates that results in a lot of rain are the awning types as they are water resistant. A small shelf is created by bay windows that extends out of the house. A flat window set that is angled to a frame built out of the home is what bay windows rely on.
By either swinging out to the side or up to open are the methods used in opening a casement window which is built with a hinge in their construction. Thus by using a hinge in the construction of casement windows, solid glass is often used as it offers a less obstructed view. Hinged windows are excellent insulators as they don’t have separate pieces and breaks between the pieces.
Windows need to be covered using materials that manage sunlight, ensure privacy or security, aesthetic purposes and act as weather proofing. There are various types of window coverings that are used and they include; window shades, window shutters, solar screen, various types of boarding, nailed or screwed to the window casing among others.
In order to ensure privacy, window coverings are known to work well in excluding nosy people. Due to the various types of window coverings such as window blinds, shutters, shades, curtains and drapes as some of the examples that provide variation in design. Window coverings protect against dust and lessens the penetration of light in hot summer days while at the same time reduce the effect of wind and rain. Based on the functions of a window covering then choosing the type you need is influenced.
Another type of window design is the glass block window which is mostly considered as accents that are added to the home section in order to increase light flow. Glass block windows are crowned with a patterned design that provides continuous light and privacy. In addition the glass block windows are ideal for use in the bathroom, private spaces and basements. Garden windows are mini bay windows that are designed for plants result to a kitchen garden. Garden windows have earned that name as they act as little tiny green houses that protrude from inside the home.
Shelves can be added on the garden window in order to increase the number of plants. Egress windows are also another type of window design that are designed for the purposes of safety while at the same time provide an escape route in case of an emergency. For emergency purposes in the home egress windows are advised to be available in every living space. The best view outside the home is provided by a picture window most especially if the view outside is a green backyard or mountain range.