Interior view of living room windows (after replacement), with no fogging, air leaks or seal failure.

There are so many window styles to choose from, sometimes it can get a little bit confusing. First of all, what do we mean by window style? Though people may refer to the colour of your window or the grille pattern as being a part of the window’s “style,” when we say “window style,” we are specifically talking about the type of window. Some examples of window styles include Casement, Awning, Slider and Bay Window. For a helpful blog post on window styles, read our blog.

Today we are focusing on fixed windows. The easiest way to remember what a fixed window is, is to think of the meaning of the word fixed. Most dictionaries define fixed as meaning “fastened securely in position” or something along those lines. Something that is fastened in position isn’t moving, hence the non-operational quality. Fixed windows don’t have a handle, or a crank; they do not open.

However, they are commonly coupled with awning and casement windows, which do open for airflow. Fixed windows feature matching sitelines to operational windows. This means if you have a row of three windows, one casement, one fixed, then a third casement, they have a unified, symmetrical appearance. Use fixed windows in combination with casement or awning windows to give your home a contemporary look or to add extra natural light.

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