Common Styles of Windows

There are many styles of windows and frames, each with their own uniqueness and style. In this article we will look at the most common styles of windows in the Lower Mainland.

Awning Windows

An example of an awning window, a common style of window which Revive Washing cleans.

Awning windows have a hinge on the top of the window and open from the bottom. A benefit of the these windows is that they are a source of ventilation even while there is light rain. Awning windows are fairly secure against burglars.

Casement Windows

Casement windows are a common style of windows Revive Washing cleans in Surrey, Langley, and White Rock.

Similar to awning windows, casement windows have a hinge across one side. Casement windows have a hinge on either the left or right. This windows are fairly secure against burglars and provide a good source of ventilation. These modern style of windows are very common.

Hung Windows

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Hung windows come in two common varieties: single and double. In both cases, the single hung and double hung windows have two panes of glass aligned vertically. In a single hung window, one pane can open and slide up and down. In the double hung window, both panes can open and close.

Picture Windows

Picture windows are a common style of windows washed by Revive Washing. Source: https://upstatehomeexteriors.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/PICTURE-WINDOW-2-2-1024x924.jpg

Picture windows do not open, but are rather stationary. Of course, this is not good if you are expecting some ventilation. Nevertheless, picture windows are sleek and provide a good source of light, and without moving parts, are easier to maintain.

Slider Windows

Slider windows are a very common style of window Revive Washing cleans in Surrey, Langley, and White Rock

Similar to awning windows, casement windows have a hinge across one side. Casement windows have a hinge on either the left or right. This windows are fairly secure against burglars and provide a good source of ventilation. These modern style of windows are very common.

Combinations of Window Styles

These styles of windows can be combined, as well. Common combinations include casement-fixed-casement, where the outer panes are casement style but the middle does not open. Another popular combination is casement-picture, where two panes of glass are side-by-side and one is a casement style and one is fixed.

Whichever style of window, or combination of window styles, are on homes, we can wash the interior and exterior of the glass as well as the frames.


At Revive Washing, we provide window washing services in Surrey, Langley, White Rock, and surrounding areas. We do this using our soft washing system to avoid damage to your asphalt shingles. Call us at 604-398-4040 or get a quote here.

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