Window Styles

Choosing the correct window styles can impact the style, function and comfort of a home. Position venting windows to take advantage of prevailing winds. Add character and design by coupling multiple windows together or opt for large picture windows to enjoy your view. Explore the possibilities below.


Casements windows are hinged on the side and are opened outward by rotating a crank handle. Featuring standard multipoint locks, casements provide excellent resistance from wind and rain.


Awning windows are hinged at the top and open outwards by rotating a crank handle. Awning windows are ideal for windy locations and provide better protection if left open during rain.


Fixed windows are non-venting windows where insulated glass units are glazed into a sash. Fixed windows offer the same sightlines as a casements or awnings, so they are ideal to use when desire balanced sightlines.

Horizontal Slider

Horizontal sliders (also known as gliders) feature a stationary panel and a venting sash that slides left or right for ventilation.

Single Hung Slider

Single Hungs (also known as vertical sliders) feature a stationary upper panel and a venting lower sash that glides upward for ventilation. Hidden balances allow the sash to be opened to any desired height.

Curved Top

Curved Top windows are direct set windows featuring curved frames to provide character to your design. Choose from ovals, half rounds, quarter rounds, arches, segmentals and more.


Rakes are picture windows featuring straight but unequal sides or unusual angles. Choose from right angle triangle, isosceles triangle, trapezoid, pentagon, parallelogram shapes and more.


Picture windows feature insulated glass units glazed directly into the window frame. Also known as direct set windows, picture windows maximize visible light compared to other windows. Picture windows can be paired with operating windows, but they provide slightly unbalanced sightlines.

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Vinyl windows offer great value, energy efficiency and a lifetime of low maintenance beauty – it’s no wonder they are the most commonly used window style in Canada.

Aluminum-clad Vinyl

Aluminum-clad vinyl window takes the energy efficiency and low maintenance aspects of a vinyl window, and applies extruded aluminum cladding to the exterior to provide a beautiful, bold and colourful exterior.

Aluminum-Clad Wood

Aluminum-clad wood window offers the natural beauty of a wood window on the interior, and applies a fully extruded aluminum cladding on the outside for a bold, colour appearance that never needs painting.

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