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American Window and Door offers windows in Kansas City, whether you’re looking for a window replacement or new window installation. We also offer an extensive range of styles for diverse applications. You can choose window style, colors, grids, glass weather protection, and more. With more than 2,500 options our expert staff can guide you to get the best window for your style and budget.
Single Hung Windows
A single hung window is a window design that features two sashes, with the bottom sash being operational and able to slide vertically while the top sash remains stationary.
The single hung window design is a popular choice for its simplicity and classic aesthetic, offering a practical solution for ventilation while maintaining a traditional appearance.
Double Hung Windows
Like single hung windows, double hung windows have vertical openings. However, in this case, both the lower and upper sashes move up and down. This allows owners to open them from the top, the bottom, or halfway each.
Many double hung windows come with tilt-out mechanisms, supported by a segment-shaped fitting or bracket. This feature makes cleaning easier and can improve aesthetics in some cases.
Interestingly, not all windows open. The ones that don’t are called fixed windows. Usually, people pair fixed windows with operable windows. So, for example, an owner might install a fixed panel flanked by openable windows to the top and sides. The central window provides ample space for light to enter the room, while the surrounding openings permit airflow.
Casement windows are operable windows, just like hung windows. However, how they operate is different. Hung windows open and close by sliding vertically, like a car window. But casement windows are side-opening, meaning that they swing out like doors.
Casement windows are popular for the ventilation they provide and their ease of use. Outswing variants are popular among homeowners where there is no risk of obstruction. In-swing (where the window opens into the room) is helpful when owners want to eliminate obstructions or provide more space for neighbors.
Awning windows are top-opening windows, designed for locations that get regular, heavy rain. Here, the main panel swings out from the top of the frame (not the side, as in the case of casement windows), creating a shelter that prevents falling rain from entering through the opening. Water glides off the glass (just as it might a pitched roof), away from the sides of the building, onto the ground.
Traditional awning windows featured a single hinge with a hook-able arm to hold it in place when open. Modern designs now use sprung-tension window operators that negate the need for separate support, holding it in place.
Hopper windows are essentially awning windows in reverse. Instead of opening from the top, they fold out from the bottom. And instead of opening outwards, then open inwards.
Hopper windows are popular in compact spaces, such as basements or bathrooms. Installers usually place them close to the ceiling. Their height means that owners sometimes operate them with a special rod.
Bay windows protrude from the rest of the building’s facade, creating an additional space that enlarges the interior of the host room. Usually, they feature three panels – two at around 30 to 40 degrees from the wall and one parallel with it – creating a rhombus-shaped alcove in the room.
Bay windows are popular because they bring a sense of lightness and spaciousness to homes. Most designs feature a central fixed window panel with two flanking casement windows that open outwardly. Hung designs are also available.
Just like bay windows, bow windows protrude externally from the surrounding wall. The name “bow” comes from their appearance. They flex out from the rest of the building in a semi-circular manner, with small windows filling in all the gaps.
Bow windows tend to be more luxurious than traditional bay windows, and contain more individual casement windows along their length. Typically, you would expect five individual openable windows along their length, though some larger designs might feature seven or even nine (some fixed, others not).
Garden windows are typically small versions of bay windows, primarily meant for plants. Usually, they are not a part of the property’s architectural elements but something that owners add later to improve utility. From the outside, they look like glass boxes, protruding from the rest of the home.
Multi-Panel Glide Windows
Multi-panel glide windows work similarly to accordion windows, except that panels fold on top of each other, flush to the surrounding wall. This design allows owners to save on space and avoid impinging on garden features.
Unlike the windows discussed so far, glass block windows don’t have a regular frame. Instead, they feature several inches of reinforced glass, interlaced with mortar.
Glass block windows are home accents designed to increase light flow. Blocks typically form part of the regular brickwork and have a translucent, patterned design which scrambles light, maintaining privacy. They are popular in bedrooms, porch areas and bathrooms.
Transom windows are decorative elements that help to break up space and fill in gaps left empty by the main window. Homeowners mainly use them in areas above doors, to the sides of windows, and even above other windows in some cases. Most examples of these are fixed, however, openable versions do exist.
Transom windows radically enhance the appearance of a window unit, and the small-block design creates an elegant, classical aesthetic.
Lastly, picture windows are large fixed windows, designed to help “frame” a beautiful view of the outdoors. Usually, they comprise a single panel glass looking out over flowers, hills, valleys, streams, or forests. Many examples do not have visible frames.
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