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Window Basics Instructions

  • Window Basics

    The most common windows that you will find around your house are double hung, casement, sliding windows and awning windows. This tutorial will help you understand how each type of window works and introduce you to some of the terms that describe the different window parts.

  • Common Window

    Common on almost every window, the frame that holds the pane of glass is called a sash. The top and bottom parts of the sash are called rails. The left and right parts of the sash are called stiles. If you have a window that is divided into several smaller sections, the dividers are called muntins.

  • Double Hung Windows

    A double hung window features two sashes that slide up and down in independent channels. Older windows use weights hidden in your walls to counter balance each sash. Sash cords running through pulleys are used to connect the sash and weights. Newer windows use spring loaded tracks that allow easier removal of the window sashes for cleaning and maintenance.

  • Casement Windows

    Casement windows swing out, similar to a door. You can have a single sash or many sashes in a casement window. Newer windows feature a crank mechanism to operate them. The sliding hinge moves the sash edge away from the window frame as it opens. This enables easier cleaning of the outside window surface.

  • Sliding Windows

    Sliding windows have two sashes that slide back and forth. Frequently the outer sash is designed to be stationary. Since they are horizontal, they do not require a counter balance mechanism, making this a relatively inexpensive window style.

  • Awning Windows

    Awning windows are similar to casement windows in that they swing out. However they open horizontally instead of vertically. A scissor arm mechanism is usually used to operate an awning window and hold it open in the desired position.


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