Guide to the 5 Main Window Types You Should Know

Despite its humble origin as a mere unglazed hole in a wall or ceiling, the window today has evolved to be one of the most complex pieces of a building.
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Windows are responsible for bringing light and air into a space, but they're also critical components to creating a desired aesthetic in both the interior and exterior of a building. Depending on their size, location, and method of operation, they can have dramatically different effects—both visually and environmentally. Today, we take a look at five of the most basic window types, both operable and stationary.

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