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Window Basics: Learn the Types and Styles (page 3 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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Double-Hung Window
A distinctive, traditional design with two vertically sliding sashes. Modern sashes are made of wood or vinyl, and some versions allow tilting of sashes for easy cleaning. In this example, the top sash slides down, and the bottom sash slides up.

Building Regulations
Check with the local building code department before replacing any windows. New windows may be subject to energy regulations or emergency escape and rescue requirements.

If you are working on a historic building, you must check with the local building department and/or the historical preservation board before replacing any windows.

Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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