Windows are an essential part of any home or building. The specific look and type of window in Toronto you are going to install can affect its entire appearance. There are various types of windows, making it a bit confusing if you don’t know what you want or need.
Here is a list of the most common window types to help you when you’re deciding the layout and design of your new home, and ensure that you get the best window type for it.
Single hung windows are one of the most popular or common window types you can find in many houses and residential buildings. One distinguishable feature of a single hung window in Toronto homes is that it can only be opened through the lower panel.
This window is very similar to the single hung type and is also very commonly used in many residential and commercial buildings. The only difference is that this style has two panels that can be opened, making it possible to open it either through the bottom or top panel of the window.
Rather than sliding to open, casements swing outside the same as how an awning type works. This type of window is often hinged at the side and can be opened outward either to the right or the left. Casement windows are available both in singles or pairs.
This window is mounted at the top and opens outward, allowing air to get inside your home even if it rains. However, it is often installed higher on the walls for privacy purposes.
Bay and bow
This last type of window is quite unique and extends outside your house. Bay windows are most applicable for modern-style homes whereas their bow counterparts are perfect for older and traditional style homes. The most prevailing feature of this window in Toronto is its three-part components: two glasses on the side that are angled, one big one located in the center, and a shelf on the outermost sides of the window. A bow window usually has 4 or 5 glass panels.
For all your window replacement and installation needs, you can count on HTR Windows. With years of experience providing window services to the GTA, you will only get exceptional results.