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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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Friction Hinge

These are used on awning and casement windows. The hinges are at either end of the hinged edge, rather than along the edge itself. The "friction" holds the window in any open position.

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