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CUSTOM
REPLACEMENT
WINDOWS:
CHOOSE WINDOW STYLES
THAT ADD BEAUTY AND
FUNCTIONALITY
A Window for Every Style
If you’re ready to select custom
replacement windows for your home,
there’s good news in store: Y...
Window Types
Although they can be arranged in an unending combination of
eye-catching styles, there are just a handful of ...
Custom Selection Criteria
To decide which of these custom replacement windows are right for
your home, you’ll want to cons...
Defining Your Window Style
The right window style can give your home a cohesive look, the right
splash of design and major...
Double Hung Windows
Say the word “window,” and this is what usually
pops into people’s minds. This traditional style
of cu...
Double Hung Windows
Exterior features: Double hung windows
don’t interfere with landscaping,
walkways or other exterior fe...
Double Hung Windows
Ventilation: Double hungs provide some flexibility, allowing airflow at
either end. The sashes, howeve...
Casement & Awning
The darlings of mid 20th century design, casement
and awning windows are composed of a single sash
that’...
Casement & Awning
Because the two are virtually identical in construction, the following
information applies to both.
Arch...
Casement & Awning
Interior placement: This type of window, which is controlled by a
stationary crank, is a great choice fo...
Casement & Awning
Verdict: Compared to double hung models, these custom replacement
windows provide greater ventilation an...
Sliders
Horizontal slider windows,
another favorite of mid-century
design, operate like single or
double hung windows but ...
Sliders
Architecture: Like casements and awnings, these windows appear on a
wide variety of homes but are ideally suited f...
Sliders
View: Because the sides of the sashes overlap, sliders provide a more
obstructed view than casements and awnings. ...
Sliders
Verdict: These custom replacement windows are a great option for
spaces where awnings and casements would interfer...
Picture Windows
The name matches the function here:
picture windows frame the outside view,
providing a sort of living pic...
Picture Windows
Exterior features: Because picture windows are stationary or “fixed,”
they don’t interfere with landscapin...
Picture Windows
Ventilation: By definition, picture windows don’t open and, therefore,
provide no ventilation. If an unobs...
Bay & Bow Windows
Technically, a bay or bow isn’t a single window. Bay and bow windows
are constructed of a series of doub...
Bay & Bow Windows
A typical bow window is configured of four or more windows of equal
size set at angles to create a gradu...
Bay & Bow Windows
Exterior features: Because bay and bow windows both project
outwards, they can interfere with closely pl...
Bay & Bow Windows
Ventilation: Again, the amount of airflow depends on what type of
window is used in the bay or bow.
Verd...
Architectural Shapes
Architectural windows cover a wide
range of shapes – octagons, right
angles, arches and semi-circles ...
Making the Final Choice
The availability of so many great styles - not to mention patterns and
colors - can lead to some t...
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Custom Replacement Windows Come in Multiple Window Styles

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ProVia's custom replacement windows cover a wide range of styles, such as double hung, slider, casement, awning, bow windows, bay windows, picture windows and architectural shapes to meet your home design needs. Learn the differences among the various window styles and how use and placement of various styles should be determined by factors like home architecture, exterior features and landscaping, interior placement, views and ventilation.

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Custom Replacement Windows Come in Multiple Window Styles

  1. 1. CUSTOM REPLACEMENT WINDOWS: CHOOSE WINDOW STYLES THAT ADD BEAUTY AND FUNCTIONALITY
  2. 2. A Window for Every Style If you’re ready to select custom replacement windows for your home, there’s good news in store: You don’t have to stay with same window style currently in your home. The wide range of window styles now available means you can choose the exact configuration to complement your design.
  3. 3. Window Types Although they can be arranged in an unending combination of eye-catching styles, there are just a handful of basic window types, including: • Double hung • Casement and awning • Slider • Picture • Bow and bay • Architectural shapes
  4. 4. Custom Selection Criteria To decide which of these custom replacement windows are right for your home, you’ll want to consider a number of factors, including: Architecture - some styles are better suited for certain exterior designs Exterior features and landscaping – decks, driveways and landscaping can interfere with the operation of some windows Interior placement – certain window styles are easier to operate in tough locations like over counters, sinks and cabinets View – some styles provide wide-open vistas; others don’t
  5. 5. Defining Your Window Style The right window style can give your home a cohesive look, the right splash of design and major functional benefits. To help you through the selection process, here’s a description of each type along with an assessment based on the six criteria identified in the previous slides.
  6. 6. Double Hung Windows Say the word “window,” and this is what usually pops into people’s minds. This traditional style of custom replacement window is composed of an upper and lower sash that can be moved up and down independently of each other. Architecture: The workhorse of the window family, double hung windows complement a wide variety of exterior styles but match particularly well with Colonials and classic-style homes. Generally best suited for spaces where the window can be twice as tall as it is wide.
  7. 7. Double Hung Windows Exterior features: Double hung windows don’t interfere with landscaping, walkways or other exterior features. Interior placement: This style can be hard to reach when positioned above sinks, fireplaces or other interior design elements. View: The area where the top and bottom of the sashes come together naturally blocks part of the view from inside.
  8. 8. Double Hung Windows Ventilation: Double hungs provide some flexibility, allowing airflow at either end. The sashes, however, always block some part of the window, preventing wide-open ventilation. Verdict: Providing flexibility in a variety of categories, these windows are beautiful and functional. Both sashes on ProVia double hung windows open and tilt in for easy cleaning. ProVia Brand Availability: Aeris, Endure, Aspect, ecoLite
  9. 9. Casement & Awning The darlings of mid 20th century design, casement and awning windows are composed of a single sash that’s hinged and cranks open and shut. Casements have the hinge on the left or right; an awning window is a casement set on its side, with the hinge at the top.
  10. 10. Casement & Awning Because the two are virtually identical in construction, the following information applies to both. Architecture: These windows are particularly well suited to contemporary, modern and ranch homes. Casements are best in spaces that allow for the window to be more than twice as tall as it is wide; awnings, as a rule, are wider than they are tall. Exterior features: Because awning and casement windows crank out, they aren’t the best choice where trees or shrubs could block the windows from opening. They also should be avoided for exterior areas like decks, walkways and porches where they could impede pedestrian traffic.
  11. 11. Casement & Awning Interior placement: This type of window, which is controlled by a stationary crank, is a great choice for locations over cabinets, sinks and other features that can interfere with the homeowner’s ability to open or shut the window. View: The single sash provides an unobstructed view of the outdoors. Ventilation: Casements provide wide-open ventilation from top to bottom. Awnings also allow for superior ventilation -- and prevent rain from entering your home.
  12. 12. Casement & Awning Verdict: Compared to double hung models, these custom replacement windows provide greater ventilation and more unobstructed views but also offer less flexibility in exterior placement. ProVia Brand Availability: Aeris, Endure, Aspect
  13. 13. Sliders Horizontal slider windows, another favorite of mid-century design, operate like single or double hung windows but slide horizontally (left and right) instead of vertically (up and down). Sliders are available in several different configurations, such as two sashes that both slide or a stationary sash with one or more sashes that slide.
  14. 14. Sliders Architecture: Like casements and awnings, these windows appear on a wide variety of homes but are ideally suited for sleek modern or contemporary designs. Sliders generally work well in spaces that are wider than they are tall. Exterior features: Like double hung windows, sliders aren’t an impediment in areas with high outdoor foot traffic or with closely placed trees and shrubs. Interior placement: This style is another great option for hard-to-reach spots like sinks and built-in bookcases.
  15. 15. Sliders View: Because the sides of the sashes overlap, sliders provide a more obstructed view than casements and awnings. But, because of their traditionally larger dimensions, sliders provide better views than standard double hung windows. Ventilation: The overlapping sashes of sliders prevent as much airflow as casements and awnings provide, but the generally larger dimensions afford more ventilation than double hung windows do.
  16. 16. Sliders Verdict: These custom replacement windows are a great option for spaces where awnings and casements would interfere with exterior features but where more airflow is required than double hung windows can offer. ProVia Brand Availability: Aeris, Endure, Aspect, ecoLite
  17. 17. Picture Windows The name matches the function here: picture windows frame the outside view, providing a sort of living picture of the outdoors. Architecture: Popular in a wide variety of house styles, picture windows are generally avoided when the exterior design is required to adhere to specific architecture styles like Victorians or mid-century ranches.
  18. 18. Picture Windows Exterior features: Because picture windows are stationary or “fixed,” they don’t interfere with landscaping or exterior features like decks or walkways. Interior placement: Their stationary nature means picture windows can work well in any area of a home. View: Picture windows provide an unparalleled view and are frequently used to great effect as a way to highlight special landscaping or sensational outdoor scenery.
  19. 19. Picture Windows Ventilation: By definition, picture windows don’t open and, therefore, provide no ventilation. If an unobstructed view and ventilation are required, picture windows can be configured with casement, double hung or awning windows to provide the best of both worlds. Verdict: Picture windows offer abundant light and a spacious view, providing the right touch for a wide range of interior designs. ProVia Brand Availability: Aeris, Endure, Aspect, ecoLite
  20. 20. Bay & Bow Windows Technically, a bay or bow isn’t a single window. Bay and bow windows are constructed of a series of double hung, casement or fixed (picture) windows set side by side. A standard bay window configuration requires a larger window flanked on each side by a more narrow window, each set at an angle. The center and side windows can be fixed, double hung or casement.
  21. 21. Bay & Bow Windows A typical bow window is configured of four or more windows of equal size set at angles to create a gradually arched projection. As with a bay window, the individual bow pieces can be a combination of fixed, double hung or casement. Architecture: Bows are traditionally associated with Victorian architecture, while bays are generally considered more modern.
  22. 22. Bay & Bow Windows Exterior features: Because bay and bow windows both project outwards, they can interfere with closely placed landscaping or features like frequently used sidewalks. Interior placement: Bay and bow windows give a home’s interior a more spacious feel. They traditionally are set in larger walls rather than in smaller areas like above sinks. View: Because they project out, well-designed bay and bow windows can seem to bring the outdoors in. Despite the possibility of multiple sashes, these styles often provide stunning views.
  23. 23. Bay & Bow Windows Ventilation: Again, the amount of airflow depends on what type of window is used in the bay or bow. Verdict: Bay and bow windows can be configured to provide just the right design aesthetic, view and airflow for nearly any style of home. ProVia Brand Availability: Aeris, Endure, Aspect
  24. 24. Architectural Shapes Architectural windows cover a wide range of shapes – octagons, right angles, arches and semi-circles are just the start. Like bay and bow windows, architectural shapes vary in ventilation and view, depending on whether they’re fixed or operable. ProVia Brand Availability: Aeris, Endure, Aspect, ecoLite
  25. 25. Making the Final Choice The availability of so many great styles - not to mention patterns and colors - can lead to some tough choices. But ProVia and its outstanding network of dealers are uniquely situated to assist in creating the right custom look for your home. An entire section of our website is dedicated to a homeowner resource area, with a wide range of brochures that provide: – Design ideas – Product information – Glass options

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