Fixed Windows | Picture Windows

Fixed Windows | Picture Windows

Description
Description

Fixed Windows are the types of windows, or openings within a wall, door, or roof, that are completely permanent and flush thus not letting users open them. The sole function of Fixed Windows is to let light enter and has a limited function in comparison to operable windows. Fixed Windows are utilized when only light is needed and any ventilation requirements can be met through vents. Fixed Windows are often produced for decorative purposes to be placed on a door or within ornamental architecture. Fixed Windows can have different frame finishes to suit the space where they will be placed in.

History
History

Fixed windows have been a fundamental aspect of architecture for centuries. The ancient Egyptians and Romans used small fixed windows to allow light in while protecting from the elements. In the Middle Ages, ornamental fixed windows were a feature of churches and castles. The Industrial Revolution brought about mass production of large, plate glass fixed windows in buildings, which continue to this day. Modern advancements in glass technology have allowed for even larger and more energy-efficient fixed windows, with designs ranging from sleek and minimalist to ornate and decorative.

Future
Future

Fixed windows, which don't open, are all about maximizing views and light. Modern designs are leaning towards expansive, floor-to-ceiling styles, offering unobstructed panoramas. With advancements in glass technology, they can maintain energy efficiency, blocking UV rays while retaining indoor temperatures. Artistic touches, like stained or frosted patterns, are also making a splash. As home designs emphasize natural light and connection with the outdoors, fixed windows will be pivotal, serving as both insulators and ever-changing art pieces with shifting skies.

Common Questions
Common Questions
What is the purpose of a picture window?

Picture windows provide a large, unobstructed view of the outdoors while allowing natural light to enter a room. Picture windows are fixed and do not open, so they are often used in spaces where ventilation is not a priority, such as living rooms, dining rooms, or areas with other operable windows. They are designed to maximize views and can be customized with different shapes and sizes to suit a variety of architectural styles.

Are fixed windows more efficient?

Fixed windows are generally more energy-efficient than operable windows because they lack moving parts or gaps between the sash and frame that can allow for air leakage and energy loss. They can be designed with airtight seals and insulating materials to improve their efficiency. However, the energy efficiency of fixed windows depends on several factors, including materials, installation, and glazing. Double or triple-pane insulated glass can further improve efficiency.

Why can fixed windows be larger than casement windows?

Fixed windows can be larger than casement windows because they do not have any mechanical parts or mechanisms to open and close, which can add weight and limit the size of the window. Since fixed windows are stationary, their frames can be made larger to support the weight of the glass. Casement windows, on the other hand, have hinges and hardware that must support the weight of the glass, making it more difficult to manufacture them in large sizes.

Buildings

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9”-12’ | 22.9-365.8 cm
9”-12’ | 22.9-365.8 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Arch Head
365.800
365.800
12.700
30
https://p3d.in/e/G87F2
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3D
Fixed Window - Arch HeadPerspective view of a 3D model of a Fixed Window (Arch Head)Perspective view of a 3D model of a Fixed Window (Arch Head)
9”-12’ | 22.9-365.8 cm
9”-12’ | 22.9-365.8 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Arch Head, Partial
365.800
365.800
12.700
30
https://p3d.in/e/wNrs9
GUIDE
3D
Fixed Window - Arch Head, PartialView of a Fixed Window (Arch Head, Partial) in 3D available for downloadView of a Fixed Window (Arch Head, Partial) in 3D available for download
1’6”-6' | 45.7-182.9 cm (Diameter)
1’6”-6' | 45.7-182.9 cm (Diameter)
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Circle
182.900
182.900
12.700
3700
https://p3d.in/e/EyTRV
GUIDE
3D
Fixed Window - Circle3D model of a Fixed Window (Circle) viewed in perspective3D model of a Fixed Window (Circle) viewed in perspective
9”-4’10” | 22.9-147.3 cm
1’6”-9’8" | 45.7-294.4 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Circle, Half
147.300
294.400
12.700
3700
https://p3d.in/e/4n1Is
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3D
Fixed Window - Circle, HalfView of a Fixed Window (Circle, Half) in 3D available for downloadView of a Fixed Window (Circle, Half) in 3D available for download
9”-7’4” | 22.9-223.4 cm
9”-7’4” | 22.9-223.4 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Circle, Quarter
223.400
223.400
12.700
3700
https://p3d.in/e/qSdl8
GUIDE
3D
Fixed Window - Circle, Quarter3D model of a Fixed Window (Circle, Quarter) viewed in perspective3D model of a Fixed Window (Circle, Quarter) viewed in perspective
1’-12’ | 30.5-365.8 cm
1’-12’ | 30.5-365.8 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Clipped Corner
365.800
365.800
12.700
0
https://p3d.in/e/CKE31
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3D
Fixed Window - Clipped CornerPerspective view of a 3D model of a Fixed Window (Clipped Corner)Perspective view of a 3D model of a Fixed Window (Clipped Corner)
1’-12’ | 30.5-365.8 cm
1’4”-12’ | 40.6-365.8 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Clipped Corner, Double
365.800
365.800
12.700
0
https://p3d.in/e/9YJvt
GUIDE
3D
Fixed Window - Clipped Corner, DoubleView of a Fixed Window (Clipped Corner, Double) in 3D available for downloadView of a Fixed Window (Clipped Corner, Double) in 3D available for download
11”-5’ | 28-152.4 cm
3’5”-12’ | 104.1-365.8 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Elliptical
152.400
365.800
12.700
350
https://p3d.in/e/lrC1r
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3D
Fixed Window - Elliptical3D model of a Fixed Window (Elliptical) viewed in perspective3D model of a Fixed Window (Elliptical) viewed in perspective
11”-4’6” | 28-137.2 cm
1’8”-12’ | 50.8-365.8 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Elliptical, Partial
137.200
365.800
12.700
350
https://p3d.in/e/f0R3q
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3D
Fixed Window - Elliptical, PartialPerspective view of a 3D model of a Fixed Window (Elliptical, Partial)Perspective view of a 3D model of a Fixed Window (Elliptical, Partial)
9”-12’ | 22.9-365.8 cm
9”-9’6” | 22.9-289.6 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Gothic
365.800
289.600
12.700
1400
https://p3d.in/e/Ta0GV
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3D
Fixed Window - GothicView of a Fixed Window (Gothic) in 3D available for downloadView of a Fixed Window (Gothic) in 3D available for download
1’4”-6’5” | 40.5-195.6 cm
1’6”-7’6” | 45.7-228.6 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Hexagon
195.600
228.600
12.700
900
https://p3d.in/e/Mbih1
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3D
Fixed Window - HexagonView of a Fixed Window (Hexagon) in 3D available for downloadView of a Fixed Window (Hexagon) in 3D available for download
1’10”-7’4” | 55.9-223.4 cm
1’10”-7’4” | 55.9-223.4 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Octagon
223.400
223.400
12.700
2105
https://p3d.in/e/5KHnD
GUIDE
3D
Fixed Window - Octagon3D model of a Fixed Window (Octagon) viewed in perspective3D model of a Fixed Window (Octagon) viewed in perspective
2’6”-6’ | 76.2-182.9 cm
1’10”-4’6” | 55.9-137.2 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Oval
182.900
137.200
12.700
6900
https://p3d.in/e/iDZJM
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3D
Fixed Window - OvalPerspective view of a 3D model of a Fixed Window (Oval)Perspective view of a 3D model of a Fixed Window (Oval)
10”-12’ | 25.4-365.8 cm
10”-12’ | 25.4-365.8 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Parallelogram
365.800
365.800
12.700
20
https://p3d.in/e/XzIWE
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3D
Fixed Window - ParallelogramView of a Fixed Window (Parallelogram) in 3D available for downloadView of a Fixed Window (Parallelogram) in 3D available for download
1’5”-12’ | 43.2-365.8 cm
9”-12’ | 22.9-365.8 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Pentagon
365.800
365.800
12.700
250
https://p3d.in/e/kPJTw
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3D
Fixed Window - Pentagon3D model of a Fixed Window (Pentagon) viewed in perspective3D model of a Fixed Window (Pentagon) viewed in perspective
10”-12’ | 25.4-365.8 cm
10”-12’ | 25.4-365.8 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Rectangle
365.800
365.800
12.700
1200
https://p3d.in/e/LAGeQ
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3D
Fixed Window - RectanglePerspective view of a 3D model of a Fixed Window (Rectangle)Perspective view of a 3D model of a Fixed Window (Rectangle)
11”-12’ | 28-365.8 cm
1’6”-10’3” | 45.7-312.4 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Springline
365.800
312.400
12.700
100
https://p3d.in/e/UBAva
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3D
Fixed Window - Springline3D model of a Fixed Window (Springline) viewed in perspective3D model of a Fixed Window (Springline) viewed in perspective
11”-12’ | 28-365.8 cm
1’6”-12’ | 45.7-365.8 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Springline, Elliptical
365.800
365.800
12.700
100
https://p3d.in/e/T1O2B
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3D
Fixed Window - Springline, EllipticalView of a Fixed Window (Springline, Elliptical) in 3D available for downloadView of a Fixed Window (Springline, Elliptical) in 3D available for download
10”-12’ | 25.4-365.8 cm
9”-9’4" | 22.9-284.5 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Springline, Gothic
365.800
284.500
12.700
100
https://p3d.in/e/GedUf
GUIDE
3D
Fixed Window - Springline, GothicPerspective view of a 3D model of a Fixed Window (Springline, Gothic)Perspective view of a 3D model of a Fixed Window (Springline, Gothic)
11”-12’ | 28-365.8 cm
9”-7’3" | 22.9-221 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Springline, Partial
365.800
221.000
12.700
100
https://p3d.in/e/l0Rod
GUIDE
3D
Fixed Window - Springline, PartialView of a Fixed Window (Springline, Partial) in 3D available for downloadView of a Fixed Window (Springline, Partial) in 3D available for download
10”-12’ | 25.4-365.8 cm
10”-12’ | 25.4-365.8 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Square
365.800
365.800
12.700
3100
https://p3d.in/e/9sP9p
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3D
Fixed Window - Square3D model of a Fixed Window (Square) viewed in perspective3D model of a Fixed Window (Square) viewed in perspective
10”-7’4” | 25.4-223.5 cm
10”-7’4” | 25.4-223.5 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Toroid, Partial
223.500
223.500
12.700
5
https://p3d.in/e/jnnVw
GUIDE
3D
Fixed Window - Toroid, PartialView of a Fixed Window (Toroid, Partial) in 3D available for downloadView of a Fixed Window (Toroid, Partial) in 3D available for download
10”-7’4” | 25.4-223.5 cm
10”-7’4” | 25.4-223.5 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Toroid, Pie
223.500
223.500
12.700
5
https://p3d.in/e/4ukk1
GUIDE
3D
Fixed Window - Toroid, Pie3D model of a Fixed Window (Toroid, Pie) viewed in perspective3D model of a Fixed Window (Toroid, Pie) viewed in perspective
9”-12’ | 22.9-365.8 cm
9”-12’ | 22.9-365.8 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Trapezoid
365.800
365.800
12.700
710
https://p3d.in/e/3zw8S
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3D
Fixed Window - TrapezoidPerspective view of a 3D model of a Fixed Window (Trapezoid)Perspective view of a 3D model of a Fixed Window (Trapezoid)
9”-11’10" | 22.9-360.7 cm
11”-12’ | 28-365.8 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Triangle
360.700
365.800
12.700
1805
https://p3d.in/e/lAyC8
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3D
Fixed Window - TrianglePerspective view of a 3D model of a Fixed Window (Triangle)Perspective view of a 3D model of a Fixed Window (Triangle)
11”-11’4” | 28-345.4 cm
11”-11’4” | 28-345.4 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Triangle, Right
345.400
345.400
12.700
1805
https://p3d.in/e/OHLOG
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3D
Fixed Window - Triangle, RightPerspective view of a 3D model of a Fixed Window (Triangle, Right)Perspective view of a 3D model of a Fixed Window (Triangle, Right)
9”-12’ | 22.9-365.8 cm
9”-12’ | 22.9-365.8 cm
5” | 12.7 cm
Fixed Window - Triangle, Truncated
365.800
365.800
12.700
1805
https://p3d.in/e/dKngf
GUIDE
3D
Fixed Window - Triangle, TruncatedView of a Fixed Window (Triangle, Truncated) in 3D available for downloadView of a Fixed Window (Triangle, Truncated) in 3D available for download
Fixed Window - Triangle, Truncated
Scale illustration of the Fixed Window (Triangle, Truncated) compared to other size configurations

A truncated triangle fixed window is a type of window with a triangular shape that has been cut or "truncated" at one or both ends. This creates a flat base that allows the window to be installed and fixed in place. The truncated triangle shape of the window provides an aesthetically pleasing and visually interesting architectural element that can enhance the design of a building.

From an engineering perspective, the shape of the window can present challenges in terms of structural stability and weight distribution. However, with proper design and installation, a truncated triangle fixed window can provide a durable and functional window that offers insulation and soundproofing properties, as well as natural light. Overall, a truncated triangle fixed window is a unique and modern architectural element that can add value to a building's design.

The Fixed Window (Triangle, Truncated) is available in a range of sizes with widths between 9”-12’ (22.9-365.8 cm), heights ranging from 9”-12’ (22.9-365.8 cm), and an overall sill depth of 5” (12.7 cm).

Pair of dimensioned illustrations of the Fixed Window (Triangle, Truncated) seen in elevation and plan
A truncated triangle fixed window is a type of window with a triangular shape that has been cut or "truncated" at one or both ends. This creates a flat base that allows the window to be installed and fixed in place. The truncated triangle shape of the window provides an interesting element.

The Fixed Window (Triangle, Truncated) is available in a range of sizes with widths between 9”-12’ (22.9-365.8 cm), heights ranging from 9”-12’ (22.9-365.8 cm), and an overall sill depth of 5” (12.7 cm).

Pair of dimensioned illustrations of the Fixed Window (Triangle, Truncated) seen in elevation and plan
Fixed Window - Triangle, Truncated
Height:
9”-12’ | 22.9-365.8 cm
Width:
9”-12’ | 22.9-365.8 cm
Length:
Depth:
5” | 12.7 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Wood, aluminum, insulating glass

Drawings include:

Fixed Window (Triangle, Truncated) front elevation (various sizes), side view, plan views

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Fixed Window - Circle, Half
Scale illustration of the Fixed Window (Circle, Half) compared to other size configurations

A half-circle fixed window is a type of window with a curved top that doesn't open. This style of window is commonly found in modern architecture designs, and it's an attractive way to allow natural light into a room. Because of its curved shape, it can give a unique, artistic touch to the overall look of a building.

Its fixed nature means it provides good insulation, so you won't have to worry about any drafts or air leaks. It's also less prone to damage from extreme weather conditions than traditional rectangular windows. All in all, a half-circle fixed window is a practical and aesthetically pleasing choice for any building design.

The Fixed Window (Circle, Half) is available in a range of sizes with widths between 1’6”-9’8" (45.7-294.4 cm), heights ranging from 9”-4’10” (22.9-147.3 cm), and an overall sill depth of 5” (12.7 cm).

Pair of dimensioned illustrations of the Fixed Window (Circle, Half) seen in elevation and plan
A half-circle fixed window is a type of window with a curved top that doesn't open. This style of window is commonly found in modern architecture designs, and it's an attractive way to allow natural light into a room. Because of its curved shape, it can give a unique, artistic touch to a space.

The Fixed Window (Circle, Half) is available in a range of sizes with widths between 1’6”-9’8" (45.7-294.4 cm), heights ranging from 9”-4’10” (22.9-147.3 cm), and an overall sill depth of 5” (12.7 cm).

Pair of dimensioned illustrations of the Fixed Window (Circle, Half) seen in elevation and plan
Fixed Window - Circle, Half
Height:
9”-4’10” | 22.9-147.3 cm
Width:
1’6”-9’8" | 45.7-294.4 cm
Length:
Depth:
5” | 12.7 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Wood, aluminum, insulating glass

Drawings include:

Fixed Window (Circle, Half) front elevation (various sizes), side view, plan views

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Fixed Window - Clipped Corner, Double
Scale illustration of the Fixed Window (Clipped Corner, Double) compared to other size configurations

A fixed window with a double clipped corner is a rectangular-shaped window with two adjacent corners cut off at an angle. It's a unique and visually interesting architectural element that can enhance the design of a building. Since it's fixed, the window provides insulation and soundproofing, while still allowing natural light to enter.

However, the shape of the window may pose some challenges in terms of weight distribution and structural stability, which need to be addressed during installation. Overall, a fixed window with a double clipped corner can add a touch of modern elegance to a building's design, making it an excellent option for anyone looking to upgrade their space.

The Fixed Window (Clipped Corner, Double) is available in a range of sizes with widths between 1’4”-12’ (40.6-365.8 cm), heights ranging from 1’-12’ (30.5-365.8 cm), and an overall sill depth of 5” (12.7 cm).

Pair of dimensioned illustrations of the Fixed Window (Clipped Corner, Double) seen in elevation and plan
A fixed window with a double clipped corner is a rectangular-shaped window with two adjacent corners cut off at an angle. It's a unique and visually interesting architectural element that can enhance the design of a building. Since it's fixed, the window provides insulation and soundproofing.

The Fixed Window (Clipped Corner, Double) is available in a range of sizes with widths between 1’4”-12’ (40.6-365.8 cm), heights ranging from 1’-12’ (30.5-365.8 cm), and an overall sill depth of 5” (12.7 cm).

Pair of dimensioned illustrations of the Fixed Window (Clipped Corner, Double) seen in elevation and plan
Fixed Window - Clipped Corner, Double
Height:
1’-12’ | 30.5-365.8 cm
Width:
1’4”-12’ | 40.6-365.8 cm
Length:
Depth:
5” | 12.7 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Wood, aluminum, insulating glass

Drawings include:

Fixed Window (Clipped Corner, Double) front elevation (various sizes), side view, plan views

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2D Downloads

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Fixed Window - Arch Head
Style and size comparison drawing of the Fixed Window (Arch Head) compared to other size configurations

A fixed window with an arch head shape has a curved or rounded top that resembles the shape of an arch. The window is fixed in place and cannot be opened or closed. From a scientific standpoint, the arch head shape of the window is highly stable and can distribute weight and stress efficiently, making it a suitable option for buildings with curved designs.

The fixed design of the window provides insulation and soundproofing properties to the building while allowing natural light to enter. An arch head fixed window can be a unique and visually striking architectural element that can enhance the design of any building. Overall, an arch head fixed window can be a great way to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to a building's design.

The Fixed Window (Arch Head) is available in a range of sizes with widths between 9”-12’ (22.9-365.8 cm), heights ranging from 9”-12’ (22.9-365.8 cm), and an overall sill depth of 5” (12.7 cm).

Set of scaled dimensioned drawings of the Fixed Window (Arch Head) viewed from the front, plan, and side
A fixed window with an arch head shape has a curved or rounded top that resembles the shape of an arch. The window is fixed in place and cannot be opened or closed. From a scientific standpoint, the arch head shape of the window is highly stable and can distribute weight and stress efficiently.

The Fixed Window (Arch Head) is available in a range of sizes with widths between 9”-12’ (22.9-365.8 cm), heights ranging from 9”-12’ (22.9-365.8 cm), and an overall sill depth of 5” (12.7 cm).

Set of scaled dimensioned drawings of the Fixed Window (Arch Head) viewed from the front, plan, and side
Fixed Window - Arch Head
Height:
9”-12’ | 22.9-365.8 cm
Width:
9”-12’ | 22.9-365.8 cm
Length:
Depth:
5” | 12.7 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Wood, aluminum, insulating glass

Drawings include:

Fixed Window (Arch Head) front elevation (various sizes), side view, plan views

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2D Downloads

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Fixed Window - Trapezoid
Style and size comparison drawing of the Fixed Window (Trapezoid) compared to other size configurations

A trapezoid fixed window is a window that has four sides, with two of the sides being parallel and two others that are not. It looks different from the usual rectangle or square windows you usually see. It's a bit challenging to install because of its unique shape, but if done correctly, it can be durable and useful.

The fixed design of the window helps to keep out noise and can make the building more energy-efficient. It also lets in a lot of natural light. All in all, a trapezoid fixed window is a cool and unique way to add some interest to a building's design.

The Fixed Window (Trapezoid) is available in a range of sizes with widths between 9”-12’ (22.9-365.8 cm), heights ranging from 9”-12’ (22.9-365.8 cm), and an overall sill depth of 5” (12.7 cm).

Set of scaled dimensioned drawings of the Fixed Window (Trapezoid) viewed from the front, plan, and side
A trapezoid fixed window is a window that has four sides, with two of the sides being parallel and two others that are not. It looks different from the usual rectangle or square windows you usually see. It's a bit challenging to install because of its unique shape.

The Fixed Window (Trapezoid) is available in a range of sizes with widths between 9”-12’ (22.9-365.8 cm), heights ranging from 9”-12’ (22.9-365.8 cm), and an overall sill depth of 5” (12.7 cm).

Set of scaled dimensioned drawings of the Fixed Window (Trapezoid) viewed from the front, plan, and side
Fixed Window - Trapezoid
Height:
9”-12’ | 22.9-365.8 cm
Width:
9”-12’ | 22.9-365.8 cm
Length:
Depth:
5” | 12.7 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Wood, aluminum, insulating glass

Drawings include:

Fixed Window (Trapezoid) front elevation (various sizes), side view, plan views

Downloads

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