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Window Basics: Learn the Types and Styles (page 2 of 5)

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.

Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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Casement Windows
As well as metal casement windows, vinyl casements, seen here, and wood casements are also common.

Parts of a Casement Window
Casement windows are widely used. Many of the terms used to describe the parts that make up a casement window also apply to other windows.

The window is made up of one or more opening casements, hinged along one side. Top-hung and side-hung casements are available.

Wooden Casement Window
In this example, a glazing bar divides glass in the same casement.

Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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