Windows for Buildings: Window Types & Materials

Use the best window types for your project! Architects and engineers, take this course for PDH credit here. Window Types First let’s start with a couple of charts that show window types organized by category, with architectural symbols for these window products: Fixed Windows The simplest type of window is a fixed window. It has no moving parts and does not open. It usually consists…

Leaks and Problems with Vinyl Windows

  Vinyl windows, also known as PVC (polyvinyl chloride) windows or uPVC (unplasticized PVC) are a ubiquitous part of the residential window landscape, and not only that, there are a lot of them out there. There are many satisfied vinyl window customers and I have seen many good installations, however there can also be problems with vinyl windows. Some problems are common to all windows,…

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