A fixed lite, also called a fixed sash, is a fixed and non-operative window—it cannot be opened. Fixed lites are useful in places where extra light is required without extra ventilation. They are also frequently used in conjunction with other windows to add more natural light or create a visually appealing window display.
Fixed lites provide many benefits that other windows do not:
- Fixed lites are more cost effective.
- Many pieces, such as screens and balance systems, are not required.
- Fixed lites have greater energy efficiency.
- Installation, repair, and replacement of fixed lites are quick and easy.