Combination Windows Using Mulled Sets or Single Windows
Twin Mulled Single Hung Windows
Mulled Set Options for Combination Windows
Without doubt combination windows are essential to window design. They allow for creativity and looks that add aesthetic, economic and functional value to a home. Combination window simply means windows mulled together. Specifically, they can be of similar size and type or very different depending on the application. Also, it’s important to understand the word “mulled” in this context. It describes joining together two or more windows in one opening. Summing up, it’s fair to say that combination windows are mulled windows.
As it stands, most homeowners aren’t aware that their large combination windows are actually mulled window sets. Manufacturers produce builder-grade windows in only a few sizes. For this reason, architects often use different mulled windows to invent unique “looks” for new construction curb appeal. Likewise, this approach works to create distinctive window sets in almost any situation. Clients are only limited by their imaginations and window sizes. Be sure to ask your Ringer Windows consultant about combination window mulling options!
“Anti-Mulling” With Single Windows
We coined the phrase “anti-mulling” to describe using a single window to replace two or more in a space. Anti-mulling isn’t always possible, but we often present it as an option when it is.
Here’s how anti-mulling works. Most Austin planned communities were built using established designs and common window sizes. Typically, architects fashioned combination windows with two or three mulled single hungs. In other words, they followed an easy, “stick with the template approach.” Consequently, most homes in older neighborhoods with cheap builder-grade aluminum windows could use a makeover. Accordingly, we often suggest clients replace old combination windows with a single larger one. Sliders or picture windows work great for this purpose. They reduce the number of windows, lines and clutter as well as the cost of the job. Pretty cool!
From a Cluttered Combination Window to a Beautiful Single Window!
BEFORE: A twin mulled single hung combination window
AFTER: A clean-looking single horizontal sliding window
Call RINGER WINDOWS Today at 512-989-7000 to Discuss Your Replacement Window Options!
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