There are basically two types of windows; those that open and those that don't... referred to as operating and fixed windows. One can install as many fixed windows in a home as the local building code will allow, without forgetting that many building codes require at least one operating window for security reasons involving fire or other emergencies requiring a rapid exit from the building. Fixed windows are more efficient, for they are better sealed than operating windows. They also offer greater levels of security.
Operating windows are available in many models: awnings, casements, canadian hoppers,guillotines,tilt & turn and sliders.
There are two ways of rendering windows airtight; namely compression weatherstrips or slide weatherstrips
Windows with flexible neoprene compression weatherstrips are usually the preferred choice, and do a better job of keeping the cold out
Casements, awnings, tilt & turn, and hoppers should have locking mechanisms that keep the sash closed tightly on the compression weather stripping.
Standard Double Hung Window
Pro-Fit Replacement Double Hung windows provides aesthetic appeal, energy efficiency and low maintenance, all in a modestly priced window. A long list of standard features, combined with a multitude of performance and design options, let you create a window that will not only fit your needs, but your budget as well.
The Replacement Awning Window offers you design flexibility, with many styles to choose from. There are seven different designs in all, available in both stacked and mulled configurations. You'll also get energy efficiency, durability, low maintenance and a lifetime of performance. It's the perfect choice for your next home improvement project.
The Replacement Sliding window offers clean, simple sightlines and tremendous functionality. Two horizontally sliding sashes make this window ideal for areas where the use of projecting windows is prohibited, such as patios and walkways.
The Replacement Casement Window has many unique features, which make it an excellent choice for any room in your home. This window offers energy efficiency, low maintenance, and long lasting beauty. With so many sizes and venting arrangements to choose from, there's sure to be a style to meet your needs. Choose from single vent, twin vent, triple casement, quadruple casement, or a picture window center, to create your distinctive look.
Premium Double Hung Window
Energy efficiency, convenience, appearance and durability are all features of the Premium Replacement Double Hung window. This quality window is built to provide a lifetime of performance and energy savings while providing the low maintenance benefits of vinyl construction.
Ultimate Double Hung Window
The Ultimate Replacement Double Hung window offers an unparalleled combination of beauty, craftsmanship and performance. This superior window design will enhance the appearance of any home while keeping it warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer and help to reduce heating and cooling costs.
Doors have less variety of models, and are limited to massive, massive with insulating foam core, massive with glazing, and massive with insulating foam core and glazing. Sliding doors can be made in aluminum, pvc or wood and function like large sliding windows, whereas french style doors use a compression joint/weatherstripping much like doors of an aircraft, thus offering better performance.