- Operates with a crank.
- Screen is on the interior.
- Can be up to 40" (1000 mm) wide with special hardware.
- We build a double outswinging with no centre post.
Similar to outswinging casement, except the bottom swings out.
Good for rain protection.
Screen on exterior, sash pulls inward.
Some beautiful cremone hardware is available for this design.
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Single Hung/Double Hung
Operates with a spring balance.
Sash tilts in for cleaning in most designs.
This was the traditional residential window in most of North America until the 1950's.
Our sash rolls on steel wheels, allowing large dimensions.
Tilt and Turn
A common European design, with sash swinging in from the side or tilting in slightly at the top.
The glass can be taken directly to the window frame or installed in a sash.
Prime Doors, or Exterior Doors
Generally 1 3/4" to 2 1/2" thick.
Glazed, frame and panel, insulated + cladding.
Usually 1 3/8" thick.
4-panel and 6-panel designs are common.
Screen and Storm Doors
Glazing Bars (or Muntin Bars)
What was functional in the past become a modern design standard. To achieve the performance of thermal glazing and the aesthetic of multi-panes, we usually apply permanent wood bars to inner and outer faces of the glass. Alternately, we can produce true divided lites by using slightly heavier muntin bars and individual small thermal units. To actually copy from the past, we would use single glazing with putty plus a possible storm sash.
Sealed glazing units with one Low-E coating and an argon-filled space, have become quite standard. They have, very roughly, an R value of 3.8, compared to 3.0 for regular air-filled clear glass units. The sky is the limit when you're looking for thermal performance in a sealed unit. But remember that an R12 thermal unit will be costly, and will transmit much less light than a clear unit. Look for more discussion of glazing on the 'Tech Notes' page.
For windows, white pine is our first choice. Other suitable woods are douglas fir, mahogany and white oak, which are harder and heavier than pine.
For doors, the wood structure is more prominent than in a window. You might choose black cherry for a front entrance, with stained glass built into the thermal units.