Windows for Buildings: Window Types & Materials

Use the best window types for your project! 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 of a single frame, within which glass is installed. Residential…

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, others…

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