New Construction Terms Part 1: Types of Windows in a Home

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New Construction Terms Part 1: Types of Windows in a Home

 

When looking for a new home to live in, new construction homes and updated existing homes have features that many people don’t know what they are called. If you are looking online, it helps to know what these terms actually mean! Don’t worry; we are here to help. We will start out with the types of windows in a home and what they mean.

 


Transom window



Transom window – A Transom is a window that is usually over top a door or another window with a beam separating them, and is usually placed for decoration.

 

 

 

  


Bay window


Bay window – A bay window is a window or set of windows that protrudes from a building, usually forming a square or polygon shape inside. These are very decorative and form lots of natural light into a home.

 

 

  

 


Palladian window



Palladian window – A Palladian window is not a brand of window, but a type that is an arched window on top, a main window, with two windows on the side. It usually is divided by columns. Agents frequently misspell this as “Palladium window.”

 

 

 

 

True Radius Head window




True Radius Head window – A True Radius Head window has an arc that is part of a circle, and its height must be less than or equal to half the width of the window unit.

 

 

 

 

 

These are the more common windows in Louisville’s new construction homes. If you come across a type of window you hadn’t heard of before and have a question, don’t hesitate to ask! Brenda Doll can answer any of your new construction questions as she has been in the industry since 1999. Give Brenda a call at 502-639-9303.

 

If you’d like to search for homes in Louisville area, visit our website any time. In New Construction Terms Part 2, we’ll discover the meanings of terms for types of ceilings

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Rosemary Brooks
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Great information.  I never stopped to think about windows - just one of those subjects I don't think about.  This is a great help - thanks for sharing.

Jul 06, 2012 01:27 AM #1
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Edward & Celia Maddox
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Thanks for sharing.  Good info to have for clients.

Jul 06, 2012 01:33 AM #2
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Lynda White
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I never thought of those things much until we started focusing more on new construction, and the market for that is coming back. Thank you both for the comments! 

Jul 06, 2012 01:41 AM #3
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Connie Harvey
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Lynda, what a great explanation of different types of windows. We take for granted sometimes that consumers know the names like we do.

Jul 06, 2012 04:55 AM #4
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Lynda White
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Thank you Connie! Since I'm not an agent and not out and about like the agents are, I didn't know what a transom was. It occurred to me that other potential buyers might not either. So I asked Brenda to explain them to me and looked up information online too. 

Jul 06, 2012 05:16 AM #5
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Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
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Lynda-Thanks for the info on the terminology for the differnt types of windows. Palladian was a new one for me.

Jul 07, 2012 02:51 PM #6
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Lynda White
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Maybe they are not common in Texas, Wayne? Anyway, I'm glad you learned something new. :) 

Jul 08, 2012 10:17 PM #7
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Angela Clark
Tony Clark REALTORS - Owensboro, KY
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Hi Lynda- superb post- info for new construction builds!  

We take for granted that the public knows these terms! 

Very glad to hear new construction starts are improving there, too!

 

Jul 09, 2012 04:57 AM #8
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Lynda White
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Well, thank you, Angela! :) I'm glad that we are able to provide some new information for the public. 

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Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Sunny San Diego.

Nov 04, 2012 03:51 PM #10
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Lynda White
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You're welcome Paul. I'd like to be in a beautiful sunny place right now, especially California. But for now I'll have to take dark and 35 degrees...lol

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Susanna Haynie
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Thank you for this great primer. Definitely new terms and meanings for my 'construction vocabulary' :-)

Jun 17, 2013 02:47 AM #12
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Your welcome, Susanna! :) New construction was starting to pick up when I wrote this blog post, and it is booming now here in Louisville.

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