Something that isn’t commonly known is the specific names of windows and their features. Yes, all windows let in various amounts of light and ventilation depending on their size but the way they provide these can vary in many ways. Depending on the shape and size, windows can alter the look of a building as well. Three of the most common windows we cover are Sash, Bay and Casement windows, but what is the difference?
Typically, a basic designed window, sash windows operate with a sash cord. They are set into a window frame along a track that is specifically designed for the particular window. The oldest surviving sash windows were installed in England in the 1670s and nowadays are often found in Georgian and Victorian houses. Sash windows are great if you don’t have the space to swing open a window as usually the bottom pane or both panes slide up and down to open and close. If you have sash windows in your home or office, it is important to ensure they are always in perfect working condition to avoid droughts and leaks.