Sash vs No Sash

Sash vs no sash - interior and exterior views
When you are considering the overall look of a window, choosing the right sash option could dramatically affect the lighting and aesthetics of your home.

The sash

A sash window is a traditional frame styled window that is typically used in operational windows such as casement, hung and awning windows. The frame which can be several inches high depending on the manufacturer provides added operational frame strength and hides the inner hardware needed to secure, open and close the window.

A sashless window

A sashless (or low profile) window is considered a modern window and although some companies may offer sashless operational windows, sashless windows are typically only available as a fixed picture window (also known as panoramic windows). Because there is little or no visible sash, these windows allow more light into the home and, create a less dramatic (subdued) look from the outside of the home.

Combinations

If you are considering having a combination of fixed picture window paired with an operational window such as a hung, casement or awning window into a single window opening, you still may want to consider your sash or no sash option for the fixed window. See the examples below.

sash-no-sash-combinations

The photo above shows:

  • Left - fixed picture window (sashed) paired with a casement window (sashed)
  • Right - hung window (sashed) paired with a picture window (no sash)