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Specialty and Geometric Windows

Geometric windows come in a variety of styles and finishes and for the majority cannot be opened. Many times they are custom built for a specific space and so you may not be able to find them readily available for sale in stores. Most manufacturers of these windows allow you to come in with your specifications and then they build the window to fit the space that you need it to fit into. This is one of the main advantages of these windows as they allow for full customization of your home and for personalization of your project. They come in a number of shapes some of which you may have not heard of before. The majority of specialty windows on the market come pre-finished and are available in a number of styles and colors so that you can install them upon delivery.

Some of the various shapes include:

  1. Octagon Windows – these windows have eight sides. As their name suggests they are octagon shaped. You can find them in a number of varieties with different types of frames and designs. You can find them in wood, aluminum or vinyl frames and shaped like regular or elongated octagons.
  2. Hexagon Windows – these are one of the less common styles of specialty windows but one can find them nonetheless. You will find them with various features such as energy efficiency etc. There are also a number of manufacturers that give buyers a wide range of colors to choose from.
  3. Pentagon Windows – these types of windows have five sides and come in two major categories; a regular pentagon and an irregular pentagon shape. Along with the ability to choose from the two major types of the window you can also choose plain glass or designed glass to place inside the frame.
  4. Rectangle Windows – these types of windows are the most popular geometric windows and also are among the simpler ones. These can be used as fixed windows to form larger shapes or objects along with other rectangle windows or other geometric windows.
  5. Eyebrow Windows – these are also generally called eyelash windows. They get this name because of their shape. They are usually placed on the roofs or eaves of houses where you generally find the attic.
  6. Quarter Circle Windows – these are another commonly seen type of geometric window. These are generally used above doors or above rectangular windows. They are usually placed pairs so they look like a half circle. They are also commonly seen in churches as well.   You can find these in fixed styles as well as in styles that open.
  7. Half Circle Windows – these are also common and sometimes are hard to distinguish from quarter circle windows. These are used in smaller areas than quarter circle windows as they are easier to install in this way.
  8. Circle Windows – circle windows have a nautical feel to them and as such are usually used in rooms with a nautical theme. They are also used in bathrooms and in boats and airplanes as well. These come with varying designs in the glass and frame to add to aesthetics.
  9. Circle Top Windows – these types of windows are visually similar to half circle windows and may be hard to tell apart. It is safe to assume that on regular home windows you will find circle top window and on larger buildings you will find half circle windows.
  10. Triangle Windows – these types of windows are generally placed in roofs towards the front of a house. They are also used in attics and rooms at the top of the house. They are often times used over doors and over other rectangular windows as well.
  11. Trapezoid Windows – these windows are usually placed above rectangular shaped windows and are placed high up on the wall closest to the roof. This allows a lot of light into the room while not conflicting with one’s privacy.

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