COMMON WINDOW TERMINOLOGY

 

WE WANT YOU WANT T0 FEEL COMFORTABLE WHEN ORDERING YOUR NEW WINDOWS. WE DEAL WITH WINDOWS ON A DAILY BASIS AND USE A LOT OF DIFFERENT TERMINOLOGY THAT YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND. WE CREATED A LIST FOR YOU TO HELP YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE RECEIVING WHEN YOU PURCHASE YOUR WINDOWS.

 

SILL -B0TT0M BOARD ON WINDOW JAMB.

SILLNOSE - OUTER PART OF SILL WHICH SITS PAST THE STORM WINDOW.

BRICKMOLD - CASING ON THE OUTSIDE OF WINDOW.

SASHES - PART OF WINDOW WHICH HOLDS THE GLASS AND MOVES IN THE OPERATION OF THE WINDOW.

STOPS -PIECE 0F WOOD THAT HOLDS THE SASHES IN PLACE.

DOUBLE HUNG - TYPE OF WINDOW THAT MOVES UP AND DOWN.

SLIDER - TYPE OF WINDOW THAT MOVES SIDE TO SIDE.

CASEMENT - TYPE OF WINDOW THAT CRANKS OUT.

PICTURE WINDOW -TYPE OF WINDOW THAT IS FIXED AND DOES NOT OPERATE.

BAY/BOW WINDOW - TYPE OF WINDOW THAT PROJECTS FROM THE EXTERIOR WALL.

THERMAL PANE -2 PIECES OF GLASS SEALED AIR TIGHT WITH AN AIR SPACE.

LOW E - LOW EMISSIVITY, THIS IS THE FILM ON THE GLASS THAT HELPS PROTECT UV RAYS FROM ENTERING INTO THE HOME.

ARGON - INERT GAS WHICH DEADENS THE TRANSFER OF COLD BE I'WEEN THE PANES 0F GLASS.

HEAT MIRROR -THIS IS A THIRD PANEL IN THE GLASS FRAME THAT HELPS KEEP THE WARMTH INSIDE OF THE HOME AND ALSO KEEPS THE SUN OUT OF THE HOME.

VIRGIN VINYL -TYPE OF VINYL MADE FROM ALL NEW COMPONENTS. THERE IS NO RECYCLED MATERIAL.

TRIM WRAP - THE COVERING OF EXPOSED WOOD ON THE OUTSIDE WITH PAINTED ALUMINUM.

EXTRUDED ALUMINUM - ALUMINUM THAT IS PUSHED THROUGH A DIE MACHINE TO A HEAVY GAUGE. THIS MATERIAL IS LESS LIKELY TO BEND THAN ROLL FORM.

FIBERGLASS SCREENS -SCREEN MESH WHICH CAN STAY IN YEAR ROUND.  ALS0, THE SCREEN WILL HAVE NO CORROSION. UNLIKE ALUMINUM SCREENS.

SASH BALANCE - MECHANISM WHICH ALLOWS THE SASH TO GO UP AND DOWN EASILY.

MUTTONS/GRIDS/CROSSBARS -THESE ARE THE BARS WHICH ARE EITHER BETWEEN THE GLASS OR SIT 0N THE INTERIOR OF THE GLASS.