Specialty Window Shapes

Photos and drawings detailing common window shapes

Bell-Top

Ellipse

Eyebrow

Eyebrow with Extended Legs—
Also referred to as a segment head.

Gothic—
Also referred to as a cathedral window

Gothic
with Extended Legs
Photo courtesy of Hurd Windows & Doors

Half Eyebrow with Extended Legs—
Left and right

Half-Round—
Also commonly called an arch-top, circle-head, circle-top, radius-top or round-top.

Half-Round with Extended Legs—
Also referred to as a springline window. The springline is the line dividing the curved or radius portion of the window from the rectangular portion.

Octagon
Photo courtesy of Simonton Windows

Palladian—
Combination window consisting of large, arch-top center window flanked by two shorter rectangular windows. Named after the Renaissance architect, Andrea Palladio.


Photo courtesy of Peachtree Doors & Windows

Pentagon

Quarter-Round
Left & Right

Trapezoids—
Left & Right
 

Drawings courtesy of Ventana USA
 

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