A fixed pane window is one that cannot be either opened or shut. Essentially it is just a pane of glass within a frame. This type of window can have single glazing, but for more improved efficiency, a double or triple glazed glass is more effective. The frame itself of the window can be made of timber, aluminum or uPVC. This allows the homeowner to coordinate the windows with other windows in the home. Some fixed pane windows use transom windows (placed over other windows or doors) as well as picture windows.
Fixed pane windows come with many benefits. First, they are the most energy efficient of all windows especially when they have special coatings on them. This is because no air can enter the home through them. Fixed pane windows are also flexible in terms of design as they can be made in any shape or size.
Using them with open windows allows for better ventilation and lighting in a home. They also work great in areas that may be tricky to install standard windows. This type of windows still allows light to penetrate that area.
Also, fixed pane windows are often the least expensive of all windows on the market. This is because there is no specific hardware required to open and close the window making them quick and easy to install.
Fixed pane windows MAY NOT be installed as the only window in a sleeping room. An openable window is required for emergency egress.