What Are The Common American Window Types on China WDMA?

Nov 10 , 2021

What Are The Common American Window Types on China WDMA?


1. What are Fixed Windows?

Fixed windows cannot be opened. Generally, there is no sash, and glass can only be fixed on the window frame. They are only adopted for lighting and viewing purposes without considering ventilation. As the window sash is fixed, the glass area can be slightly larger.

2. What are Casement Windows?

A hinge is installed on one side of the casement window sash to connect with the window frame. There are single sash and double sash, which can be opened inward or outward. The inner opening is an easy-to-clean window, and the outward opening window sash has good waterproof performance and does not occupy indoor space when opened. The casement window has a simple structure, good sealing performance, convenient production and installation, good wind and ventilation effects, and is the most widely used.

3. What are Sliding Windows?

It adopts high-grade slide rails, which can be opened flexibly with a light push. With large pieces of glass, it not only increases indoor lighting but also improves the overall appearance of the building. Sliding windows have many advantages, such as not occupying indoor space, convenient opening and closing, beautiful appearance, and low price, but the airtightness and sealing are not very good.

4. What are Vertical Sliding Windows?

The vertical sliding window contains a fixed window frame and two sashes that can slide up and down, and there are single and double-hung windows. The single hung window means that the upper sash is fixed to the window frame, and only the lower sash can be lifted. The single hung window can obtain better air and water tightness. The double-hung window means that both sashes can be lifted movably with a more flexible selection of ventilation and easier disassembly.

5. What are Top-hung Windows?

When the casement window is closed, push the upper part of the window outward to open a gap of about ten centimeters, which means the window can be opened a little from above, and the opened part can be suspended in the air and fixed with the window frame by hinges. It can not only ventilate, but also ensure safety, and is especially suitable for use when there is no one at home.

6. What are Pivot Horizontal Windows?

The pivot horizontal window refers to a window in which the window shaft is installed in the middle of the left and right side sash and rotates along the horizontal axis. The pivot horizontal window is easy to install, has less glass loss, and is not easy for rain to flow in. It can also be used as a sunshade and is very fashionable and decorative.

7. What are Hopper Windows?

The hopper window refers to a window whose hinges are respectively installed on the corresponding parts of the lower frame of the window and the lower stile, and open inward or outward along the horizontal axis. They are well ventilated and are only used for indoor bright windows or ventilation windows.

8. What are Pivot vertical windows?

The rotation axis is located in the middle of the upper and lower window frames, so the window sash can be rotated vertically. This kind of window has good ventilation and a rain-proof effect and is easy to scrub the window sash.

9. What are Skylights Windows?

The windows installed on the roof are called "skylights". Setting skylights can increase daylighting and movable skylights can enhance ventilation. According to different construction methods, skylights can be divided into raised skylights, sunken skylights, flat skylights, and zigzag skylights.

10. What are Jalousie Windows?

Jalousie windows are special windows used to block sunlight or sightlines, with fixed or movable shutters on them. Different from the soft texture of curtains, blinds are generally made of wood, glass, aluminum alloy, and other materials, so they can withstand the erosion of sunlight, wind and rain, and dust, and are easy to clean.

11. What are Screen Windows?

The main function of screens is to "anti-mosquitoes". The screens now have more patterns than before, and there are invisible screens and detachable screens. It is no longer as laborious to remove the screens as before.

12. What are Bay Windows?

Bay window is a kind of window design that protrudes outside the wall. It only needs a wall and does not occupy the area of the overall space. It is a decorative element that improves the appearance of modern buildings. It can be divided into different shapes according to different needs. The biggest advantage of the bay window is that it can expand the capacity and increase our viewing area.

13. What are Bow Windows?

The design style of the bow-shaped window is the top circle at the bottom, and the top of the window is a semi-circular shape like a full bow. The curved glass extends tangentially from the building, expanding the street-level space and providing a suspended semi-outdoor space experience.

14. What are Picture Windows?

Picture windows are used to increase the height of the windows as much as possible so that the windows are directly fixed on the floor. The large daylighting area is conducive to maximizing the entry of light, brightening the indoor light, highlighting the spaciousness of the room, and giving people a sense of openness.

15. What are Garden Windows?

Garden windows are windows protruding from the window frames which create a mini greenhouse for the house.

16. What are Storm Windows?

In the design of building energy-saving, storm window generally refers to the transparent outer protective structure of the building with a certain heat resistance capacity. It has good heat resistance, low cost, corrosion resistance, good airtightness, and sound insulation.


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