When thinking about your standard window, first thing that comes to mind is the common casement window. It hangs on hinges and opens either inwards or outwards. If it’s hinged at the top, it’s called an awning window and usually opens outwards. If it’s hinged at the bottom, we call it a hopper. But there is way more to windows than that.
A beautiful diveristy
When you are about to choose a window, a marvelous, diverse world awaits you. Aside from the casement windows there are also:
hung windows – single- and double-hung windows move vertically up- or downwards. In the single-hung window only the bottom half slides upwards. The downside is, that only half of the window can be open at any given time. More info: www.finestre-wnd.it/patent- finestre-pvc
sliders – as with hung windows, there are double- and single-sliding windows. The difference is that they slide horizontally. Only half of the window’s area can be kept open at a time.
skylights – skylights are a very specific type of a window – they are installed on the slanted roofs and are usually hinged in the middle of the frame