What is a lifting window?
The term lifting window describes a window that opens upwards, i.e. lifts.
It is often used synonymously with the term vertical sliding window but is subordinate to it in terms of terminology. In the case of a vertical sliding window, the name only indicates that the moving casement(s) move(s) in a vertical direction, i.e. upwards and downwards. In the case of a lifting window, the window is lifted, i.e. it moves upwards.
As a rule, the term lifting window is used when the window opens upwards. This means that the prefix “lift” refers to the opening direction. In the closed position, the moving casement of the lift window is down. In the open position, the moving casement of the lift window is up.
The opposite of a lifting window is the lowering window or retractable window.
The term lifting window further specialises the term vertical sliding window.