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Window Terms Defined

Most Common Replacement Window Terms

Argon & Krypton Gas
These gasses are non toxic and inert. They are used to insulate your windows and are inserted between the window panes.

Awning Window
Awning windows open with a hinge that attaches the top of the window to the wall. These windows open outwards using a hand crank.

Bay Window
Bay windows are made by joining three windows together. They can be comprised of a variety of window types, including double hung, picture, and casement windows.

Bow Window
Bow windows are made with a series of windows in a 180 degree arc. They can be made from a variety of windows, including casement, double hung and awning windows.

Casement Window
Casement windows open like a book on a hinge attached to the wall. They use a hand crank to open and close.

Double Hung Window
Double hung windows operate by sliding up and down. Both the top and bottom frame can move up and down. They also have a tilt in feature on both the top and bottom part of the window, allowing for easy cleaning.

EnergyGuard
EnergyGuard is a program developed to help make your home more energy efficient. It takes your entire house into consideration.

Home Window
A window that is designed for residential use and is installed in your home.

Low-E
Low-e is a glass coating that reflects infrared radiation, keeping the heat in your home in the winter and out in the summer.

Single Hung Window
Single hung windows operate like double hung windows. The only exception is that the top part of the window is fixed and does not move.

Slider Window
Slider windows are windows that have one fixed pane and one sliding pane. Unlike traditional windows, they do not work on a pulley system; instead they roll on a rail system.

Window Frame
The window frame hold the window glass in place and is usually made of vinyl, wood, metal or a combination of materials.

Window Glazing
Glazing refers to the layer of glass on your window, it can be single pane, double pane or triple pane.

Window Pane
Window panes are the sheet of glass in your window. Panes come in a variety of options, including double pane, triple pane and can have energy efficient coating like low-e.

Window Sash
A window sash holds the window pane in the window frame.

Window Sill
The bottom part of your window also referred to as a ledge.

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