The lesson for today is on windows, windows and more windows! There are many different types of windows and component terms that go with them, so we will be outlining what the terms mean and pictorial examples of each in Visbeen Associates designs.
Definition: A window unit hinged along the left or right side. The opposite side to the hinge, opens away from the house (like a door).
Definition: Two vertically sliding sashes which by-pass each other in a single frame.
Cottage Style double-hungs are windows in which the upper sash is shorter than the lower sash. (www.roofingstorellc.com/consumer-education/glossary-roofing-windows.html)
3. Divided Light
True divided light sashes have small panes of glass separated by muntins. Visbeen Associates typically use simulated divided light windows, where there is one pane of glass with muntins affixed to the glass to create the illusion of a division.
Definition: a nonstructural vertical strip between the casements or panes of a window (or the panels of a screen). (http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn)
Definition: A vertical or horizontal divider between individual panes of glass within a window.(http://www.almanac.com/content/homeowners-glossary)
Definition: A large non-oerating window designed for maximum view without obstruction. (http://stegbar.com/au/services/resource_centre/general_information/glossary/)