Windows - types and materials

Today, there is an ideal window for every purpose. Different forms and methods of installation make the range of windows varied. Which window type is suitable for your purposes can be determined from this overview. At the same time, however, the material should be matched to the window.

Lying or standing - the window

First of all, the types of windows differ according to their method of installation. Lying windows on flat roofs are usually referred to as skylights. Slanted windows are skylights or swing windows. However, there are also swing windows, which are installed vertically. However, most windows are installed vertically in the wall.

  • skylights
  • skylight
  • Pivot window
  • casement
  • sliding window
  • Danish windows

Window shape and special shape

There are countless types of shapes for the vertical windows. However, the normal shape is rectangular or square. Other shapes, such as triangular or round windows, are considered special shapes. These forms are in most cases significantly more expensive to purchase than a conventional window shape.

Elements in the window

Not all windows are simply equipped with a wing. Additional elements either change the appearance of the window or at the same time have a practical function. For example, a skylight through which the room can be ventilated. On the other hand, sprouts usually have no more practical use today and serve only for appearance. On the contrary, they sometimes even disturb considerably when cleaning the window.

  • Sprossenfenster
  • casement windows
  • Skylights
  • Under light window

Material in the window construction

However, the window type must also match the desired material. Thus, certain frame shapes made of wood or aluminum with wood core can be too heavy. Then a window frame made of plastic is attached, since this usually has hollow chambers and is not completely filled. Especially with very large glazing plastic is often better suited.

Tips & Tricks

In addition to the type of window you should also pay attention to the function. The common opening method is the turn-tilt function. For floor to ceiling windows or panoramic windows, however, this feature is not recommended, as the large casement windows are often too heavy. Then you should resort to sliding windows or possibly to swing windows.