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Windows and Doors 101

Confused about all the window, door and skylight options available at Hy-Bar Windows & Doors? Read this page to learn more about window and door terminology.

window shape

Double Hung or Single Hung Window
One or both sashes slide vertically. Some
models tilt in for easy cleaning.

window shapeDouble Hung or Single Hung Window
One or both sashes slide vertically. Some
models tilt in for easy cleaning.window shapeCasement Window
Opens outward by hinging at the
left or right side.window shapeFrench Casement Window
Both sashes open out. No center jamb.

window shapeAwning
Hinged at the top and swings outward.

window shapeSliding or Gliding Window
One or both sashes slide horizontally.

window shapePicture Window
A non-venting or inoperable fixed window.

window shapeRound Top Window
A half-circular window usually placed
above another window or door.

window shapeQuarter Round Window
A quarter-circle window typically used
in combination with other units for architectural effect.

window shapeElliptical Top Window
Like a Circle Top, except elliptical in shape.

window shapeArch Top Window
A window with an arched top and strait sides.window shapePolygon Window
Windows of unusual shapes, i.e. - octagons,
trapezoids, triangles, etc.window shapeCombination Window
Made by joining single units to form more
elaborate designs.

window shapeBay Window
Has side flanker windows set at 30, 45 or
90degrees, with one or more center windows.

window shapeBow Window
Made up of three or more windows,
assembled along a common radius.

window shapeSkylight or Roof Window
A fixed or vented roof-mounted unit.

window shapeBasement Window
Hinged on the bottom to open outward hopper-style.

window shapeSliding Patio Door
2, 3 or 4 panels. On 2 & 3 panel models,
1 panel slides. On 4 panel units, 2 center panels slide.

window shapeHinged Patio Door, or French Door
One or both panels swing inward or outward
for egress.

Installation Process

At Hy-Bar Windows & Doors, we have been installing windows and doors for more than 25 continuous years and have over 6,000 satisfied customers. A big reason for our success is because we install products right the first time. That means, energy efficiency and beauty for your home.... And peace of mind and comfort for your family!

Here is our approach to installation:

  • Our trained Installers will explain before work begins what to expect, ensuring your expectations are met.
  • Our installers work in teams. This ensures minimizing outdoor exposure to your home.
  • We close off the room we are working on whenever possible so that the rest of your home stays comfortable, and clean.
  • Carpets and furnishings are protected against weather elements, foot traffic, and debris.
  • When we work as a team your old window is removed and your new window is in place in no time.
  • We measure window and door openings accurately the first time and our manufactures build to 1/16" of our measurements. This means we can seal openings quickly, and once the window is in place, add extra insulation to maximize a home's energy efficiency.
  • Our customers tell us they notice the difference in the comfort level of their home and the quietness from outside noises, right away.
  • And perhaps the best news is....most installations can be completed in just one day.