What Is A Box Frame Window?
What Is A Box Frame Window?
A box frame window is a type of window that is known for its low-maintenance exterior. Box sashes are the most common type of window, with a system of weights and pulleys on a piece of sash cord to counterbalance the sash and allow for easier movement of the heavy window.
The system would be concealed inside a box built into the side of each window. Box frame windows are often used for picture windows and outdoor picture windows. The sash cord system is also what allows a box window to have a low-maintenance appearance.
Because the cord running through the pulleys is tightened with weights on the other side of the window, the weight of the window keeps it firmly in place. A sash cord and pulley system are also very simple to use, which makes maintaining these windows easier.
Box frame windows often come with a screen system to keep out insects or small children, although this is not always necessary. The simple pulleys on these types of windows allow them to be easily opened and closed, allowing for easy cleaning or replacing screens whenever needed.
There are three main types of box frames:
- Single Sash – This type of box frame is an independent structure that can be used as a fixed or projecting window.
- Double Sash – This type of box frame has two vertical sashes and one horizontal sash that helps to join both vertical sashes together and acts as an expansion joint from left to right.
- Fixed Box Frame – A fixed box frame is considered to be the most traditional of all window types and is constructed of two vertical frames with a horizontal frame that can be fixed in place.
What Is A Full Frame Window?
A full-frame window is constructed of a single piece of lumber and is considered to be the most durable of all window designs. A full-frame (brick-to-brick) window replacement necessitates the removal of the entire existing window prior to the installation of the new window.
All existing parts of your window are replaced down to the rough opening in a full-frame installation, including the frame, hardware, casings, jams extensions, and brick molds. These windows can be difficult to manufacture, which is why they are not as common as other windows.
Full-frame windows are typically used in commercial or industrial settings, or in other areas that receive intense traffic or harsh weather conditions. The most common type of full-frame window is the double-hung sash or the vertical and horizontal sashes that are joined together.
These types of full-frame windows can be designed in a variety of shapes and sizes, although they most commonly have a double pane of glass. Full-frame windows are often used on picture windows because of the one-piece construction. Full-frame windows are often made with vinyl or wood materials in order to prevent them from warping or rotting.
There is not much maintenance that must be considered with full-frame windows because they are so durable. A full-frame window will be constructed with a two-by-four top and a two-by-four bottom, with the window sash inserted between these two pieces of wood.
The top and bottom pieces of wood will then be attached to each other on one side of the window and nailed into place on the outer side for added strength.
The window sash will be crafted from one piece of wood that is inserted between these two pieces of wood. This type of window is difficult to manufacture, but the design allows for a really strong window with very little chance of warping or bending.
What Is Profile On Window Frame?
Profile on a window frame is simply a design that is used on windows and doors for the look of the window. A profile can be either flat or with a slight curve in it to add a slight flare to the exterior. Profile on window frames is made from pulleys that are mounted above or below the frame itself.
There are many different types of profiles, including but not limited to:
- Square – This profile is rather straight and simple, whereas mitered profiles allow for more of an aesthetic flare with their view through each segment of the window or door sash.
- Angled Profile – This type of profile puts a curve into the window frame, making it look more elegant in architectural designs and other woodwork projects.
- Curved Profile – This type of profile allows the window to have a slight curve or even a full curve in it, allowing a little flare in designs.
- Flat Profiles – These profiles are completely straight with no curves, but include square tops and curves with mitered corners.
- Quarter Round Profile – This type of profile is found on doors and windows that are rounded out slightly to give them a curved appearance without the full rounded edge.
- Fish Scale Profile – This type of profile has numerous small fish scales all over the frame, giving it an extra layer of detail without being too fancy or detailed.
- Step Profile – This type of profile is one that has an added step in it, which shows a slight dip in the frame or molding.
- Ogee Profile – This type of profile is an S-shape with a rounded end to it.
- Mitered Profile – The mitered profile has many different styles and is often constructed from two pieces of wood that are cut at 45-degree angles so that they fit together, giving them a nice look without being overly detailed.