Types Of Windows
Before we get started on the windows, lets take a look at what kind on windows you have in your home. The type of windows has a huge bearing on the price of you window cleaning service.
There are many important factors to consider when you choose the type of window to install in you home. The most obvious, of course is your lighting preference and the impact to the appearance of your home. Typically the type of windows installed is influenced primarily by the type of climate you live in. Another important factor to consider is energy- efficient windows.
Below is a brief summary of window type options you may like to consider. This is excellent information to be familiar with, specifically since it has a direct impact on your window cleaning estimate. The type of window you have in your home directly impacts the amount of time required to complete the job. Storm windows for example are very labor intensive by nature, therefore the window cleaning price may change.
Arched Windows – Pretty much any type of window can be custom built with an arched top. Choose from casement windows, picture windows, fixed pane windows, and storm windows.
Casement Windows – casement windows are hinged on the side and swing out like a door, to the right or left, in a swinging motion. Casement windows comprise either a side-hung, top-hung, or occasionally bottom-hung sash or a combination of these types, sometimes with fixed panels on one or more sides of the sash. Casement windows are among the most energy-efficient, ventilating window style.
Double Hung Windows – Double hung windows are windows in which the upper and lower sashes move independently of each other. They maximize the amount of light in a room, help sustain outdoor airflow, and completely shut out wind, rain and cold. Double hung windows are like those represented in the gallery, they are among the most common, yet aesthetically striking window styles
French Pane – In one window section there are usually multiple small panes of glass separated by a framework. We clean each and every pane of glass, as well as the frame that secures it.
Fixed – These windows are pretty self explanatory; they’re designed to stay in place and never open.
Hoppers – Hopper Window is the term for a window we have all seen many times, but many of us never knew its name. Typically utilized in basement applications, they are like a casement window that is hinged at the bottom and tilts open at the top, instead of the side. The only difference in how the hopper window operates is that it opens in, instead of out. The screen on the hopper window is on the outside.
Jalousie – Jalousies are made of glass slats set in metal clips that can be opened and closed in unison. Also called a louvered window, a jalousie is made like a glass shutter. This type of window is manually rotated to open or close the overlapping panels as required and can be opened by degrees to control how much air or light is allowed to pass through. Jalousie windows and doors are very popular in tropical climates.
Oriel – Oriel windows are much like bays and bows, but they’re supported by brackets or cantilevers and are usually much smaller. A very small oriel placed higher up is sometimes referred to as a garden window. The origins of the unique oriel window can be traced all the way back to 1327, when it graced the front of Oriel College in Oxford. The college, which was obviously named after the window, was known for its unusual architectural feature. The shape of the oriel bay allowed students to bask in its comfort while observing the world outside.
Palladian – Palladian windows are several windows hung in a special configuration. Palladians are a pair of double-hung windows on either side of a single double-hung that has a semicircular window above it.
Picture Window – The picture window, also known as the fixed window, is the simplest and yet most versatile element of your window decor, letting in light, but not the elements. Because it doesn’t open and has no moving parts (hence, “fixed”), it offers excellent insulation and weatherproofing; its uncluttered simplicity minimizes obstruction of your desired view.
Rotating – Rotating windows have a center pivot and can open from either side or top and bottom. These windows aren’t very popular because they don’t easily allow for screens when in the open position, but they’re very easy to clean and a reflective coating can be applied to manipulate the sun’s heat.
Single-Hung – Much like their brother, the double-hung, these windows open by sliding up and down, but these feature a fixed top half.
Sliding – Sliding windows are another very self explanatory and popular window. They slide from side to side to open.
Storm Windows – Storm windows are available for most types of windows. They can be installed on the interior or exterior of the primary window. They range from the inexpensive plastic sheets or films designed for one heating season, to triple-track glass units with low-emissivity coatings that offer many years of use. Mid-priced storm windows may use glass, plastic panels, or special plastic sheets that have specific optical qualities. Those made of polycarbonate plastic or laminated glass also offer a high degree of resistance to breaking during storms and/or from intruders.
Windows capes – Often seen on beach houses, windows capes are entire walls made of windows.
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