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Fixed windows, which are windows with good watertightness and airtightness, are installed on the window frame with sealant and used only for lighting and not opening for ventilation. Nowadays, fixed windows are not only for lighting, but more often for decoration, to improve the beauty and design of the window through different shapes.
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Benefits of fixed windows
Shapes of fixed windows
Arch windows are a type of window with a curved top, typically in the shape of a semi-circle or quarter-circle. They are often used for aesthetic purposes, such as wood windows, and can also be used to admit more light or to enhance views of vaulted ceilings. Some arch windows are fixed, while others can be opened for ventilation.
Oval windows are a type of window with a curved shape, typically in the shape of an oval or ellipse. Oval windows can be fixed or pivoted, and they are often used for aesthetic purposes, to add visual interest to a building or room. These new windows can also be used for better light or to enhance views. Some oval windows are fixed, while others can be opened for ventilation.
Octagon windows are a type of window that has an octagonal shape, which means that they have eight sides. They are often used for aesthetic purposes, to add visual interest to a building or room. Some octagon windows are fixed, while others can be opened for ventilation. These windows can be created for most sizes to meet most design requirements.
Hexagonal windows are a type of window that has a hexagonal shape, which means that they have six sides. Fixed hexagonal windows can be created to most sizes to meet most design requirements, while pivot hexagonal windows offer opening and closing functionality.
Round windows are a type of window with a circular shape and are often used for aesthetic purposes. They are also used to admit better light or to enhance views. Some round windows are fixed, while others are pivoted. Fixed circular and pivoted round windows can be created to most sizes and meet most design requirements.
Triangle windows are a type of window that has a triangular shape, which means that they have three sides. These windows are suitable for the end of lean-to conservatories but also make an attractive-shaped glazing feature for any property.
Bespoke colours and finishes
You can choose from a range of over 150 RAL colours – that’s not all! You can also opt for our dual colour option, meaning that you can have a different colour on the inside and outer frame to enhance the window styles. We can also provide you with a range of handle styles and colours to accessorise your new aluminium gable windows, front doors, or patio doors.
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Customize Glass options
Glass plays a vital role to the thermal insulation performance of a window. We recommend that all windows and patio doors have at least insulated glass so that the windows have a minimum level of insulation. We also offer other higher performance glass for windows and patio doors to meet the insulation requirements of your different projects.
Double glazed glass consists of two panes of glass separated by an air or gas-filled space. The panes of glass are typically separated by a gap of around 6-12mm, which is sealed to create an airtight space. The space between the panes is usually filled with air or a gas such as argon or krypton, which have low thermal conductivity and are effective at reducing heat transfer. This design helps to reduce heat loss through the upvc doors.
Triple glazed glass is similar to insulated double-glazed, but it has an additional pane of glass, which provides even more insulation. This glass is highly effective at reducing heat loss. Moreover, it is often used in conjunction with Low-E (low-emissivity) coatings or other energy-efficient features, making it a popular choice for thermal break aluminum windows and doors in very cold climates.
Laminated glass is made of two pieces of regular or tempered glass sandwiched around a layer of clear plastic film (PVB). The set of glass is treated through a process intended to expel air pockets and then it is heated for an initial round of melting. After this, the glass is heated under pressure to create a finished bound product. Laminated glass can be made stronger by adding layers making the end product thicker for windows and doors. Even if the glass is broken, the PVB layers make the glass layers stick to them so that it does not fall out of the window frame. This glass is commonly used in impact-proof or hurricane proof windows, doors, and other applications where safety from flying debris, tropical storms, and burglars is a concern, as it is less likely to shatter than regular glass. The standard laminated glass we use is 5mm+0.76pvb+5mm and 8mm+1.14pvb+8mm. Insulated laminated glass is also available.
Different glass patterns available
A popular way to enhance the design of fixed windows or front doors is adding grids. Grids are bars that divide the windows glass into smaller panes for aesthetics. Grids are available in exterior and interior options to better simulate real divided lights, while internal grids facilitate glass cleaning.
Things you Need to Know
What are the consequences of failing to replace windows?
In addition to the loss of heat, money, and comfort, rot may eventually extend beyond the window and compromise the wall's structural integrity. Another factor to consider is mold; mildew may also contribute to poor air quality.
How often should you replace windows?
Home windows and doors usually last for about 15 to 20 years. After this, the window seals become weak, so they must be replaced to protect from water seepage. Of course, you can simply use a window picture frame. But that will not be as good as the real one, so getting a new window is better.
Are fixed windows more energy efficient?
Fixed windows are better able to maintain their seal than movable windows since they do not need to be opened. This allows fixed windows to be somewhat more energy efficient than their counterparts.
Difference Between Fixed Windows And Picture Windows
Fixed windows cannot be opened or closed. Your house will be flooded with natural light from this fixed window, which has the potential to make it seem more impressive and roomy.
Picture window or a picture frame window is a fixed window that cannot be opened or closed and provides a view of the outside. The window frames of picture windows are often much smaller than the window frames of normal fixed windows, which is the primary distinction between these two kinds of windows.
Fixed Or Openable Window, Which Should You Choose?
Each type of window (whether fixed or openable) has its advantages. A picture of window frame will never help you find the right one, so you will need to understand which one is right for you. When you plan to install a window, numerous factors must be considered.
For instance, if cost-saving is important, then fixed windows are a much better option. Their installation and maintenance are cheaper compared to fixed windows. Moreover, the security offered by fixed windows is much better than the openable window. However, choosing open windows is the only option if you prefer a more ventilated space with natural air and sunlight. It helps you control the home's moisture by restricting the build-up of condensation.
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