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SLIDER
One stationary sash and one sash that glides horizontally in grooves or tracks. Slider windows offer more ventilation control and can be removed easily from their groove or track for cleaning.


BAY
Formed using three windows: one large picture window flanked by two smaller windows set at 30, 45, 60 or 90 degree angles. Bay windows create a window seat or small retreat, and provide larger or multiple views. They also create the impression of a more open and spacious room.


GEOMETRIC
Windows of various shapes with either curved or straight frames. Geometric windows add a decorative accent to standard windows or doors, or free standing on their own. They are appropriate for either vertical or horizontal applications.


BOW
A variation of bay windows. Made up of four or more windows joined at equal angles to form a curve. Like bay windows, bow windows maximize the view from multiple angles. Traditionally used in more formal rooms, they create the illusion of a bigger interior and increase the amount of light.


PICTURE
A single large framed pane of glass. Picture widows work with any home style which accommodates a large feature window. They maximize a view and are easy to decorate.


AWNING
A roof-like cover which extends over a door or window for shade or shelter. For unobstructed views and less light through your windows, an awning is the answer. Awnings also provide shade and so reduce heat transfer through your window.


RADIUS
Non-operating and non-opening windows that have a radius in at least one part of the frame. Radius windows can be mulled to almost any shape to provide a dramatic accent to your doors or windows, and are suitable for contemporary or traditional homes.


CASEMENT
A framed single pane of glass which is hinged at the side and cranks outward. They provide unobstructed views from side-to-side and top-to-bottom. They can be opened a little or a lot to catch the breeze and let fresh air flow into a room.


DOUBLE HUNG
Two sashes, either of which slides up and down for ventilation. Double-hung windows allow you to ventilate a room without taking up any extra exterior space. With a tilt-wash version, cleaning is easy because the window comes to you for washing both sides of the glass.


GLIDING
A top and bottom sash, with at least one sliding horizontally past the other. Ideal for areas next to walkways and high-traffic areas, because they allow ventilation without any sash swinging outward. Generally, gliding windows are placed higher on walls.


ENTRY SYSTEMS
A complementary set of door and sidelight(s) sold as a unit. Choose from a variety of styles, colors and materials to beautify the entry way into your home.


SIDELIGHTS
A framed area of fixed glass alongside a door or window opening. Add extra style, light and an expansive and inviting look to the entry way door, with sidelights on one or both sides, and even above the door. Windows can be configured to open, allowing more ventilation and light.


PANEL
Doors with two to eight raised molded or carved panels. Provides an attractive traditional design for either interior or exterior doors.


FRENCH
A door that has multiple windows set into it, the full length of the door, often with a decorative grille embedded between panes. French doors are frequently used to separate a room physically, while still providing a view. Even in traditional or contemporary style homes, a French door can make an elegant statement.


ENTRY DOORS
A single door available in different materials. Used for the main entrance into your home, entry doors can be appealing and inviting, or practical and functional.


FOLDING
A bi-fold door has two to four sections, folding in pairs, opening from either pair side or both pairs together. Bi-folds are most commonly used for closets, but also as units between rooms.


TRANSOM & SIDELIGHTS
A combination of framed glass on either or both sides and above a door. One step beyond just sidelights, the transom and sidelight combination adds one more touch of style and character to your entry way.


SWINGING
A door with special hinges that allow it to open either outwards or inwards, and is usually sprung, sometimes with double action springs to keep it closed and centered. Formerly used in saloons, now swinging doors are used as decoration for kitchen, shower and bathroom, and walk-in doorways. Swinging doors are especially convenient when hands are occupied.


DUTCH
Divided horizontally so that the bottom half may remain shut while the top half opens. Lets air and light in through the open top half, while keeping children and pets safely inside.

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