Glass Window Basics

Custom Glass in Minneapolis | GlassandMirrorOutlet.comWe use glass every day in our windows and doors in our homes yet few homeowners give much thought to the glass used. When you need custom glass in Minneapolis for your home, there is one name to trust: Glass and Mirror Outlet. An important decision you have to make as a homeowner is the style windows you want for your home which can impact the type of glass you use. The four most basic and popular types of residential windows are:

Single or Double Hung Windows: Made of two separate glass panes they are secured within the inner frame of the window casing and open and close by sliding one glass pane up and down. These are the most common window types seen in homes. A single only slides up, and a double can open from the top or bottom.

Casement Windows: This style of windows is designed with one large glass sash which is hung vertically. The window opens by swinging out away from the home walls. A leaver or crank allows one to maneuver the window and the degree to which it is opened and get the desired airflow much more easily.

Awning Windows: These windows are becoming more and more popular and are hinged at the top and designed to easily swing out from the bottom to open. Like their name-sake, they create the appearance of an awning when they are fully open and are very common for coastal areas and used in bedrooms, sun rooms, and even bathrooms.

Slider Windows: These windows are one of the most unique in that they function much like sliding glass doors and open by sliding side to side rather than up and down. They are commonly used when there is limited space to accommodate an awning or casement or where there is not enough vertical space to allow for a traditional window design.

When you need custom glass in Minneapolis for your home, there is one name to trust: Glass and Mirror Outlet. We are ready to help you with all of your glass window repair and replacement needs so call us today and set up your in-home consultation.

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