Windows that are made in the form of one or more movable panels that form a frame to hold glass panes and are separated by other glass panes by narrow strips of wood are referred to as sash windows. The movable panels are called ‘sashes’ that generally slide horizontally or vertically. This is one of the oldest window formats that have been brought into use since a long time. One of the oldest surviving examples of it can be found in England in the ‘Ham house’.
This type of window can offer the maximum ventilation facility as one-half of the total windows can be opened regardless of the type of sliding it follows. The sash that can be opened in the vertical way consists of two sash forms- upper sash and lower sash. In case of horizontal ones, they just consist of a sash that can be moved in the horizontal direction only in order to close and open.
Sash windows comes with different sliding materials that give it a more elegant look the normal designs include sliding timber windowsor aluminum windows. Although the timber ones are the oldest ones that are still being used, aluminum ones are the latest ones and are more favored these days due to their classy look and style.
Timber windows that form a part of the sash windows are very commonly used too. A traditional advantage of these types of windows is that they provide efficient cooling of the interiors during warm weathers and surprisingly hot atmosphere during the cold weathers.
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