Window Operating Styles
With this operating style, the window may be slid open from either side. This allows the user to determine how air flows into the room. Horizontal sliders are very easy to use and if you’re considering large window sizes, they are your best bet.
Awning windows are hinged at the top and open upwards, allowing air to enter a room from multiple directions while providing shade against rainfall. This operating style is well-suited for small windows.
Single-hung windows typically have two frames; the top sash remains in place while the bottom sash slides open or close. Both frames let light into the room, but the bottom sash is used to control airflow. This window style is ideal if you have vertical shutters nearby.
These are similar to single-hung windows, but in tilt-and-turn windows, the handle can be turned a further 90 degrees. One setting allows the window to be fully hung to the side and opened inwards. Another setting will lock the same window at the sides, allowing it to swing downwards. In this setting, the top can be used to increase ventilation without taking too much space in the room. Tilt-and-turn windows are a popular choice in the Algarve.
Vertical sliding windows have a central and horizontal dividing bar that enables the frames to slide open vertically. They are ideal for windows widths of approximately 900mm, but they can be banked together (combined) for wider spaces. Vertical sliders are great for higher building floors, and they too work well near vertical shutters.
With custom-built windows, you can bring your dreams alive and get a unique window to your home. You determine the design, material, and operating style; and TJ Projects’ expert craftsmen will construct the window according to your specifications.