The Evolution Of Windows

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Along with interior and architectural designs, window styles have developed immensely throughout centuries. Take a look at some of Adler Windows most popular window styles and how they have evolved over the years.

Double Hung Window

Double Hung: 

The Double Hung window is a style that originated in the UK and dates back to the early 1700’s. Today the Double Hung Window can be seen in most New York City buildings as it remains the most popular window style in the city. It was primarily introduced to areas in the US with warmer climates due to its ability to promote excessive airflow. 

Horizontal Sliding Window

Horizontal Sliding Window: 

It is still unknown whether the Horizontal Sliding Window originated in Holland or England during the end of the 17th century. Often referred to as the Yorkshire Sash the original style was quite basic using two interlocking wooden frames, now a days, the window is built using rolling principles. 

Picture Window


Fixed / Picture Window:  

The first ever window design created was the Fixed Window. They remain popular in  the world of architecture today strictly for decorative purposes. Due to the fact that fixed windows are inoperable, most models are Energy Star Certified as they keep infiltration to a minimum. 


Casement Window

Casement Window: 

The first Casement Window was constructed out of glass and iron during the 18th century. It wasn’t until the Victorian period that wood was used to construct the window frame, sash and muntins. During the 18th century Casement Windows were designed with 6 window panes, this was followed by the introduction of the Gothic Arch and the minimalist double window pane design during the 19th century.

Tilt & Turn Window

Tilt & Turn: 

The tilt and turn was originally developed as a chunky window style in Germany during the 70’s. As time and style evolved, the Tilt and Turn was being designed with a slimmer and more elegant exterior. This style of window is often used to double up as a discrete balcony door when it swings in and a window when the top tilts.

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