Windows and Doors – Styles and Operation

There are many different window and door styles and operating types. Here is a list of the various window and door styles, with information on how they function.

If you are interested in learning more about the different styles of windows and which operating type would be best for your home, get a free consultation.

Double Hung Replacement Windows in Houston Single Hung Windows
Double Hung Window
Both sash on Double Hung windows easily lifts
to open fully and tilts inward for easy cleaning.
Single Hung Window
Top sash of the window remains fixed, while bottom sash lifts open and tilts in for easy cleaning.
Double Slider Window Single Slider Window
Double Slider Window
This window has two sash that open and close by sliding from side to side.
Single Slider Window
One sash is fixed and does not move, while the other sash opens and closes by sliding from side to side.
3-lite slider window 3-lite Slider Window
This window has a fixed central sash that does not move, while the two sashes on either side open and close by sliding side-to-side. This window is idea for wide openings.
Casement Window Colonial Casement
Casement Window
The sash is hinged on one side of the window, and swings open a full 90-degrees* by turning the crank handle at the base.
Colonial Casement Window 
This window operates and provides the same great ventilation as a traditional Casement window but has a decorative meeting rail to give the look of a Double or Single Hung window.
Awning Window Picture Window
Awning Window
The sash as this window is hinged at the top and open outwards when you turn the crank handle at the base.
Picture Window
Picture windows are fixed and do not open or close.
Geometric Window Garden Window
Geometric Windows
Geometric windows are completely fixed windows that do not open or close, but are available in variety of stylish shapes.
Garden Window
Garden Windows extend outwards from the frame of the house and feature functional Casement sidelites. They are designed to create a brightly sunlit area to showcase plants or collectibles.

Bay WIndow



Bay Window
Bay windows are created by mulling three windows at either 30- or 45-degree angles that extend outward from the frame of the house.
Bow Window



Bow Window
Bow windows are similar to a Bay Window, but are more rounded in appearance because the 3, 4 or 5 lite windows are mulled at 10-degree angles.
Patio Door



Patio Door
Patio Doors feature broad expanses of glass and easily slide to open and close. Available in 2-, 3- and 4-lite styles.
Garden Door Garden Door
Garden Doors operate like normal doors–they swing open. Garden Doors can have one fixed door, or both doors can swing in or out.

Not sure what is right for your home? If you’re looking for replacement doors or replacement windows in Houston, schedule a free consultation today!