Types of windows and their advantages

Awning windows

  • Energy-efficiency and durability
  • The most weathertight, along with casement windows (compressed weather-stripping)
  • Can be left open when it’s raining
  • No friction

Casement windows

  • Energy-efficiency and durability
  • The most weathertight, along with awning windows (compressed weather-stripping)
  • Increased ventilation (air is channeled toward the inside)
  • Easy to maintain from inside the house
  • No friction

Sliding windows

  • Unobtrusiveness
  • Indirect ventilation (if double windows)
  • Easy maintenance (removable sash)
  • Maximum glazed surface (thin frame)
  • Affordability

Cremone bolt windows

  • Traditional charm
  • Ease of use
  • Optimal circulation

Sash windows

  • Unobtrusiveness
  • Indirect ventilation (if double windows)
  • Easy maintenance (removable or tilting sash)
  • Preservation of the charm of older homes

Tilt and turn windows

  • Open inward
  • Can serve as a door or window
  • Superior weathertightness (compressed weather-stripping)

Choices in window materials and their advantages

Aluminum windows

  • Solidity and rigidity
  • Thin frame for maximum glazed surface
  • Exceptional lightness and durability
  • Weathertightness and resistance to warping
  • Low maintenance

PVC windows

  • Affordability
  • High durability
  • Insulation against heat and noise
  • Resistance to impacts
  • Easy maintenance

Hybrid PVC-aluminum windows

  • Energy-efficiency
  • Affordability
  • Durability
  • Easy maintenance

Wood windows

  • Good insulation value
  • Good structural resistance
  • High-quality material with a warm appearance

Wood-aluminum windows

  • Warm interior finish
  • Less expensive than all-wood windows