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Window Basics: Learn the Types and Styles

Windows are available in a variety of designs and sizes. There are differences in opening mechanisms and structure, as well as glass. Learn about replacing and renovating windows, as well as installing catches, shutters and glazing.

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Pivots

Tilting casements pivot halfway down each side, or midway along the top and bottom of the frame. The pivots are designed to hold the window in any position.

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