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CoconutPete 02-01-2011 09:18 AM

Stationery / Transom / Picture window ???
 
Is there ANY universal term for one of these?

Basically I'm looking for a window that doesn't open at all, I just want the frame w/ some glass in it.

I have a 3-section window in my den. The individual sections are roughly 14" high by 24" wide (3 side by side, makes for a 6' wide window, 14" high)

The window is about 6' off the ground, it faces my neighbors yard which is probably why it's up so high.... it's actually kinda nice that way.

Problem is that it is HORRIBLY inefficient. I can feel the draft from it if the wind hits it right and it's only a single layer of glass.

They appear to open individually, although I'm gonna go ahead and guess that they haven't been open in 50 years.

There is a HUGE window on the other wall facing my yard which opens so I really have no desire for these things to open. It also seems it would be hard to find a window that is 14" high by 24" wide that opens anyway.

So........ am I looking for a picture window, transom window, stationery window?

I guess a better question is where do I go for them? Are these sold in select sizes or are they all custom order?

oh'mike 02-01-2011 09:29 AM

Get yourself an Anderson Window catalog ---almost all window sizes are available as 'fixed' (non opening)

or 'operating'--(able to be opened)

Just Bill 02-02-2011 06:40 AM

And Marvin makes custom sized windows, but pricey.

Ron6519 02-02-2011 08:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoconutPete (Post 582390)
Is there ANY universal term for one of these?

Basically I'm looking for a window that doesn't open at all, I just want the frame w/ some glass in it.

I have a 3-section window in my den. The individual sections are roughly 14" high by 24" wide (3 side by side, makes for a 6' wide window, 14" high)

The window is about 6' off the ground, it faces my neighbors yard which is probably why it's up so high.... it's actually kinda nice that way.

Problem is that it is HORRIBLY inefficient. I can feel the draft from it if the wind hits it right and it's only a single layer of glass.

They appear to open individually, although I'm gonna go ahead and guess that they haven't been open in 50 years.

There is a HUGE window on the other wall facing my yard which opens so I really have no desire for these things to open. It also seems it would be hard to find a window that is 14" high by 24" wide that opens anyway.

So........ am I looking for a picture window, transom window, stationery window?

I guess a better question is where do I go for them? Are these sold in select sizes or are they all custom order?

These are 3 different window types so there's no single name for them. You would go to the window store and tell them the setup you want and they would design the window accordingly. Decide which manufacturer you want and look at their catalog. Their classifications might differ from another window company.
Ron

CoconutPete 02-03-2011 09:22 AM

Any suggestions on "required reading"?

From what I can tell a transom window is a non-opening window but located in between 2 windows that do open............. still confused about the difference between picture and stationary??

Ron6519 02-03-2011 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoconutPete (Post 583831)
Any suggestions on "required reading"?

From what I can tell a transom window is a non-opening window but located in between 2 windows that do open............. still confused about the difference between picture and stationary??

A transom window is one that goes above another door or window.
A stationary window would be a non opening sash. Such that you would find in a multi sashed bow window. The middle units could be stationary while the end units operate.
A picture window is a large window, that usually sits between operating sashes, but cannot be converted to an operating sash(which a stationary unit can)
Look at the Andersen catalog online for pictures of the classifications.
Ron

gregzoll 02-03-2011 10:46 AM

Best thing to do, is contact a local glass shop, and let them bid on it. Having a huge picture window, means more area for Heat/Cold convection. Even if it is Triple Pane, argon filled, you will still get the cold effect off of it.

CoconutPete 02-04-2011 09:36 AM

That helps a lot. Thanks.


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