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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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.