Friday April 07, 2017

How To Speak Window - The Basics of Window Shopping

How to speak

 
 
WINDOW TYPES
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AWNING
CASEMENT
DOUBLE HUNG
DOUBLE SLIDER
HORIZONTAL SLIDER
PICTURE
RADIUS
SINGLE HUNG
Window terms
1

Head – The top horizontal section of the window frame.

 
2

Frame – The exterior structure that supports the entire window.

 
3

Grids – Exterior or interior strips of window frame material that simulate a divided piece of glass.

 
4

Hardware – The window locks and/or operating handles.

 
5

Insulated Glass (IG) – A combination of two or more panes of glass separated by spacer material..

 
6

Jamb – The vertical sides of a window frame.

 
7

Rail – A rail is the horizontal section of the “Sash” (see Sash explanation below). There is an upper and lower rail.

 
8

Sash – The sash is the material that surrounds the glass and holds it in place. It can be fixed or operable. The top piece is the “Upper Sash” and the bottom piece is the “Lower Sash.”

 
9

Sill – The horizontal section (ledge) that forms the bottom of the window frame.

 
10

Weather-stripping – A piece of material that helps fill the gaps between moving and stationary parts of the window. The strip is found between the sash and the frame.

 
 
Frame materials
ALUMINUM
  • CONTEMPORARY
  • SLIM PROFILE
  • DURABLE
  • MAXIMUM GLASS AREA
  • LOW MAINTENANCE
FIBERGLASS
  • EXTREMELY STRONG
  • LOW MAINTENANCE
  • PAINTABLE
VINYL
  • EXTREMELY DURABLE
  • NON-CORRODING
  • VIRTUALLY MAINTENANCE FREE
  • VERY ENERGY EFFICIENCT
WOOD
  • MATERIAL WARMTH
  • PAINTABLE
  • EXCELLENT INSULATOR
Next steps
 

We hope this information has been useful. Although this only scratches the surface of the “world of windows”, it should help get your conversation started. What we recommend for the next step is to contact a Certified Milgard dealer. They have years of experience and knowledge to help you through the window buying process and consultations are obligation free.

Go to www.Milgard.com to find a dealer near you or to find more information on our windows.

 

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