Apart from the conventional square windows, windows are also available in a number of other shapes. These are special shaped windows such as curved, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon, trapezoid and other types of windows. Here we will talk about the various kinds of curved windows.
Bow window is a curved bay window. Bow windows project outwards from the exterior wall of the building and provide a wide outdoor view. Bow windows consist of four or more casement windows which form an arch. Bow window also creates a bow shaped space in the room thereby enhancing the available space in the room.
Turret is a curved window design which is more circular as compared to bow window design. Thus, turret window creates a highly circular space. This is in variance with the circular space created by bow window which is more wide. There are many windows in this type of design which enable extra light to enter the room and allow greater air circulation.
Arched or curved top windows adds Victorian sophistication and elegance to the building. The arched window becomes the focal point of the house and greatly improves the aesthetics of the building. Curved top windows are available in semi-circular, oval and a host of other curved shapes. Such windows can either be fixed or operable. The operable varieties of arched windows are usually casement or double hung windows. The arched window can also be made of several window panes forming an arch.
Best material for making curved window frames is aluminium. This is because aluminium can be moulded into various shapes easily and is durable, strong, rust resistant, thermally efficient and forms slim lines.
The curved aluminium windows are produced using computer controlled bending machines. Curves with very small diameters are also produced easily.