We love custom design projects, and we delight in saying “Yes” to them. Solving for specific design and architectural challenges is something that truly differentiates us. Design, artisanship and engineering are collaborative, co-creative and educative processes, and a big part of our leading edge is that we never stop learning, so the word ‘Custom’ is something that is in our DNA. So please feel free to bring your ideas to us. We welcome whatever you can imagine.
Custom manufacturing accommodates a wide variety of architectural shapes including ovals, arch tops and round designs. Speak to your design consultant about how we can work with your specific needs.
External grids or SDLs (Simulated Divided Lites)
Applied to the exterior of the glass, while more costly than interior grids, they give a more realistic impression of actually dividing the glass unit. Available in a variety of sizes and colour matched to your window profiles.
Something to keep in mind with both internal and external grids, is their alignment in different window configurations.
Picture windows have a larger glass area than operable windows, because they do not have a sash. Even when lining up horizontal grids, the spacing in picture windows will be wider, and the vertical grids taller than in their operable counterparts. A solution to this is to install fixed sashes, which gives the appearance of an operable window.
Doors have wider sashes than windows. Lining horizontal grids up with windows will result in much shorter vertical grids. Since doors already have a different appearance from windows, a solution is not to try and match the grid design in doors, or only in a toplite.
Basement Egress Windows
Egress windows are required in bedrooms that do not have a door that leads directly to the exterior. They must provide a clear opening in case of fire and be operable without special tools or knowledge. Sliding windows do not usually meet the requirements for this safety protocol since half the window is fixed.
Casement windows do meet the criteria for egress windows but using the crank handle to open the window can be time consuming and difficult for some.
At EuroLine, we believe that French Tilt & Turn windows are the perfect solution for egress windows. With a simple turn of the handle, taking no more than a second, the window is put in the “turn” position, and can be fully opened to the inside, providing a means of escape.
Minimum window size required: 40″ x 20 1/2″ (RO size: 41″ x 21 1/2″)